Merri-bek Art Collection

About the Merri-bek Art Collection

In addition to mounting its annual exhibition program, the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick also administers the Merri-bek Art Collection.

Comprising over 300 artworks, the collection is growing steadily through the implementation of the Art Acquisition and Development Policy, as overseen by the Moreland Arts Advisory Committee

The collection has developed through purchases, donations and commissions with artworks subsequently displayed in Council building foyers and meeting rooms, libraries and in specially curated exhibitions at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick.

The collection aims to enhance the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of art. It also aims to generate discussion about art, culture, social and environmental issues.  

Jill Orr. Southern Cross – To bear and behold – Burning, 2007.
Inkjet Museo Silver Rag Archival paper. 155 x 88 cm. Image courtesy of the artist