TQ : “In the Public Interest” in Melbourne

My portrait of Gary Foley from my series “We Don’t Need Another Hero” is on loan from the National Portrait Gallery of Australia to be in an exhibition opening this Thursday 5 September in Melbourne.

“In the Public Interest”

Noel Counihan | Khadim Ali | Wendy Black | Penny Byrne | Nick Devlin | Anastasia Klose | Emily Floyd | William Kelly I Peter Lyssiotis  | Ben McKeown | George Matoulas | Reko Rennie | Theo Strasser | TextaQueen | Liz Walker

Curated by Leon Van de Graaff and Victor Griss

6 September to 6 October

Opening: Thursday 5 September, 6pm

In the Public Interest celebrates activism, public protest and free speech in the practice of Australian artists, comprising artworks from the City of Moreland Art Collection, exhibition partners and invited artists and coincides with the centenary of the Gallery’s namesake Noel Counihan, an artist and political activist committed to free speech and social justice.The Counihan Gallery is located at 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, inside the Brunswick Town Hall.

The building is near the corner of the Sydney Road and Dawson Street intersection. Enter through glass sliding doors on Sydney Road. The Gallery is to the left of the Brunswick Citizen Service Centre. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Gallery hours

Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm.
Free entry.

Contact the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick directly on 619389 8622 


“Creature from the Black Platoon” starring Gary Foley, 2011fibre-tipped markers on Stonehenge cotton paper, 50 x 38 inches

Hope to see you there if you can make it in Melbourne.