Merri-bek Summer Show: Factivism Exhibition

Merri-bek Summer Show: Factivism Exhibition

The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick's annual Merri-bek Summer Show.

Exhibition Friday 11 November - Saturday 10 December

Opening: Thursday 10 November, 6 - 8 pm

The Merri-bek Summer Show is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse and creative talent of visual artists with strong connections to the City of Merri-bek. The theme for this year’s exhibition is ‘FACTIVISM’.

FACTIVISM: News, information and opinion are never far out of reach. We are
saturated with headlines, images, slogans, sound bites and signs but often lack
facts. Facts are powerful, yet they can be cherry-picked and spun. How are facts verified? How do we form our view? What banner should we flock to? What is the right cause? How do we put the truth to work?

The annual Moreland Summer Show is open to artists who live, work, study or base their studio practice in Merri-bek. Applications are subject to a selection process and all applicants will be notified of the outcome. Participating artists are encouraged to create new work responding to the theme.

Applications to exhibit in the 2016 Merri-bek Summer Show have closed. 

Callout for Factivism Spoken Word Event

If you are a writer, poet, song writer, rapper, novelist or orator (or sometimes are) who lives, works, studies or bases your creative practice in the City of Merri-bek you are now invited to submit a composition to compliment the theme of the show for consideration for a SPOKEN WORD public program event to be held at The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick on Saturday 26 November at 2 pm

About the event

Each speaker will have 5 minutes maximum in which to read or recite their composition, with a last minute signal bell at 4 minutes. The MC and bell ringer will be Paddy O’Reilly, author and Merri-bek Arts Board member. 

Application process

Download and complete the application form:

Return the completed form by email, post or hand delivery on or before the closing date. 
Note that the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is not open on Mondays or Tuesdays. 
Successful applicants will be invited to recite their piece in their chosen style. Numbers are strictly limited.
Individual applications only – no group entries please.

This is a free public event. Entrants should be advised that their participation will be voluntary.
Catering will be provided for the event.  Gallery entry is free as always.

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2016 Counihan Gallery In Brunswick exhibition program

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