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Exhibition Opening: Merri-bek Summer Show

The Merri-bek Summer Show is a much-loved annual exhibition celebrating local artistic talent.

Speeches begin at 2.30pm with a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder.

Cr. Mark Riley, Mayor of Merri-bek City Council will officially launch the exhibition.

Mick Counihan, from the Noel Counihan Estate, will announce the recipient of the Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award.

The Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award celebrates an artist whose work explores the exhibition theme and engages with social, political, or environmental ideas. All exhibitors in the Merri-bek Summer Show are eligible for the Award.

The Award recipient will receive $3000 towards their professional development. Examples of how the prize may be used include: paid mentorships, courses, workshops, programs, and so on. This prize is generously sponsored by Merri-bek City Council.

We are also pleased to present the People's Choice Award, a cash prize of $1000, generously sponsored by the Sydney Road Brunswick Association. 

Did we mentioned there will be a tipple or two đŸ¥‚ courtesy Noisy Ritual and some snacks from Zaatar?

Suitable for

This event will be interpreted in Auslan.

This exhibition features video and sound content. Due to the varied sensory experience on display, this exhibition may be a difficult environment for visitors who experience sensory overload.


Counihan Gallery
Phone: 03 9389 8622

Further information

For exhibition updates you can follow the Counihan Gallery Instagram page. You can also go to the Counihan Gallery Facebook page.

This exhibition is in Gallery 1, 2 and the New Gallery.