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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 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 Merri-bek. 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. 

Counihan Gallery opening hours

We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. On Sundays we are open from 1pm to 5pm.

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

Counihan Gallery’s COVID-19 safety measures

The Counihan Gallery is following health guidelines issued by the Victorian Government. We have implemented measures to ensure everybody is safe during their visit to the Gallery. 

To help keep our community safe, we ask that you: 

  • Do not visit the Gallery if you are unwell or have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days.
  • Bring a mask with you in case you are unable to maintain social distancing during your visit.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and exit, and before touching any interactive exhibits. 
  • Maintain at least 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others.
  • Email or call 9389 8622 if you intend to visit the Gallery in a group of more than 10 people.

The Counihan Gallery is also conducting thorough and regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Contact the Counihan Gallery

You can contact us by emailing or calling 9389 8622.

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Location of the Counihan Gallery

The Counihan Gallery is located at 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

The Gallery is 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.

Transport options to get to the Counihan Gallery 

  • 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. Both stations are 550 metres from the Gallery.

    Jewel Station is wheelchair accessible. 

  • 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 public 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 4pm to 6pm daily because is part of a tow-away zone.

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The Counihan Gallery’s Strategic Plan 

Over the next five years, the Counihan Gallery aims to realise its vision and mission through the achievement of the following five pillars: Representation, Advocacy, Inclusion, Sustainability and Education (RAISE).

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

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

Moreland Art Collection

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