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Exhibit at the Counihan Gallery

Artists and curators can apply for an exhibition at the Counihan Gallery or to exhibit in the annual Merri-bek Summer Show.  

Please email or call 9389 8622 if you have questions about our application processes.

Apply for a Counihan Gallery exhibition

Applications for our 2024 exhibition program are now closed.

Applications for our 2025 exhibition program will open in June, 2024. More information about the application process will be available in June. 

Apply to exhibit in the Merri-bek Summer Show

The Merri-bek Summer Show is an annual exhibition held at the Counihan Gallery. Each year, local artists are invited to submit an artwork that explores a chosen theme. 

The exhibition theme for 2024 is (Be)Longing.

The theme '(Be)Longing' invites artists to explore the interplay between belonging and longing. To long for something evokes feelings of desire, yearning or nostalgia. Artists may examine the complexities that arise when our sense of belonging is disrupted or challenged, leading to feelings of longing. Conversely, they might explore how longing can shape our sense of identity and community, our sense of what it means to belong.

The call for Merri-bek Summer Show artworks opens in September. More information on how to apply will be available on this page in the coming months.

View Gallery 1 and 2 in the Counihan Virtual Gallery

It's not always easy to remember the layout of our gallery from home or the studio. Now you can explore Gallery 1 and 2 in 3D on the Counihan Virtual Gallery online platform.

You can also add your artworks to the space to see how they will look using online modelling platform SketchUp. You can access this online modelling platform on the SketchUp website. You will need to create a free SketchUp account to get started and download our SketchUp file (SKP 12.6MB) from the DropBox website.