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About the Counihan Gallery

The Counihan Gallery opened in 1999. We are named in honour of the Australian artist and activist Noel Counihan (1913-1986), who was as a champion of social justice and a vocal supporter of free speech. Our exhibition program reflects our commitment to political activation, sustainability, and creative expression.

The Counihan Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

Opening hours

The Counihan Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

The Gallery is closed on public holidays and is closed from mid-December until early February.

Entry to the Gallery is free.


The Counihan Gallery is located at 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, inside the Brunswick Town Hall.

The building is near the corner of the Sydney Road and Dawson Street intersection. Enter through glass sliding doors on Sydney Road. The Gallery is to the left of the Brunswick Customer Service Centre.

Getting here

The Counihan Gallery is close to several transport options.

  • Catch the Route 19 tram and get off the Dawson Street and Sydney Road intersection (Stop 21).

    Route 19 has an accessible stop at Brunswick Road (Stop 19). Route 19 is serviced by low floor trams. 


  • Catch a train on the Upfield line and get off at Jewell or Brunswick train station.

    Jewel Station is accessible. It is 850 metres from the Counihan Gallery.

  • Bus routes 504, 506, 508 and 509 have stops on nearby streets off Sydney Road.

  • Upfield bike path is a five minute ride to the Gallery. Exit the bike path at Dawson Street.

  • There is a car park on Dawson street. It has 80 spaces. The spaces are ticketed on weekdays. The spaces are free on the weekend.

    There is one free disabled car space in front of the Counihan Gallery. This carpark is not available from 4-6pm daily because is part of a tow-away zone.

Contact the Counihan Gallery

You can contact the Counihan Gallery by emailing us at or calling 9389 8622.

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Current and upcoming exhibitions

Be inspired by the Counihan Gallery's program of visual arts exhibitions. See what you can experience right now and very soon.


The Counihan Gallery is known for thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions.

The list above only shows our top 5 events. To see all current and upcoming events at the Counihan Gallery you can go to our Events at Counihan Gallery page.

Access and inclusion information

The Counihan Gallery is working towards removing physical and perceived access barriers. We aim to include all members of our community.

Call us on 9389 8622 or email for access or interpreting help.

Our Access information to help plan your visit to the Counihan Gallery (DOC) includes information to help plan your visit to the Gallery. The information is relevant to visitors who are blind or have low vision, visitors with autism or sensory sensitivities, visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, or visitors with physical access needs.

Counihan Gallery Strategic Plan

Over the next five years the Counihan Gallery aims to realise its vision and mission. Representation, Advocacy, Inclusion, Sustainability and Education (RAISE) are the pillars of our plan.

These pillars encapsulate all areas of the gallery’s business operations and commitments.

You can read our Counihan Gallery Strategic Plan 2020-2025 (PDF) to find out more.

Moreland Art Collection

The Counihan Gallery manages the care and development of the Moreland Art Collection. You can find out more on our Moreland Art Collection page.