Counihan Gallery current and upcoming exhibitions

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20th Anniversary Celebration

You're invited you to celebrate its 20th anniversary with the opening of 2 local studio exhibitions, on display from 1 February to 3 March.

Twenty One Today

Opening Thursday 31 January, 6 – 8pm.

Heading toward its 21st year of operation, founding members of the Ovens Street Studios in Brunswick celebrate a milestone anniversary with an exhibition of selected recent works; as assured as they are dynamic and varied.

Featuring artists:

  • Angela Cavalieri
  • Robert Hollingworth
  • Douglas Kirwan
  • George Matoulas

Twenty One Today features painting, sculpture and works on paper by artists who have established themselves over two decades as highly respected practitioners in their respective mediums.

They are also significant patrons of the arts community, creating and overseeing an important cultural space which has for as many years been the workplace for a long list of burgeoning local talent.

  • Opening remarks from Sasha Grishin AM FAHA Emeritus Professor Australian National University, Art Historian, Critic and Curator and Laurence Ginter, Studio Manager 23A Leslie Street Studios.

Douglas Kirwan Coral Lace 21 2017 Acrylic on canvas 140 x 210 cm Courtesy of the artist.

Endangered Space

Endangered Space is a group exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of Studio 23A, one of Brunswick’s longest running arts studios, and features work from eleven of Studio 23A’s current constituents.

Reflecting the studio’s role as a contained space for play, failure and experimentation, Endangered Space demonstrates some of the ‘cross-pollination’ that comes from working within a studio setting, and its importance for conversation, critique and sharing between artists.

In light of growing gentrification in Moreland, Endangered Space also highlights the essential place of communal studio spaces and their importance to the art’s wider ecology.

Featuring artists:

  • Wendy Black
  • Richard Butler-Bowden
  • Raymond Carter
  • Kasia Fabijanska
  • Amaya Iturri
  • David McLeod
  • Priscilla Manthey
  • Claire Sadler-Jones
  • Josh Simpson
  • Charlotte Watson
  • Mark Wingrave

 Studio of David McLeod. 2017. Photographer: Josh Simpson. Courtesy of the artist

 Studio of David McLeod. 2017. Photographer: Josh Simpson. Courtesy of the artist.

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