While strolling down Sydney Rd, drop into this contemporary art gallery inside the Brunswick Town Hall. Named after Australian activist and artist Noel Counihan, the focus here is on political, social and cultural themes, and the gallery presents challenging ideas and works.

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Nearby Melbourne attractions

1. Melbourne Zoo


Established in 1862, this compact zoo remains one of the city’s most popular attractions and continues to innovate, having become the world's first carbon…

2. Melbourne General Cemetery

1.33 MILES

Melbourne has been burying its dead here since 1852. It's worth a stroll to see the final resting place of three Australian prime ministers, the memorial…

3. Ceres

1.34 MILES

The best Ceres (pronounced ‘series’) experience is on Saturday mornings, when locals shop for organic produce and browse the flea market (9am to 2pm…

4. Royal Park

1.37 MILES

Royal Park's vast open spaces are perfect for a run or power walk, and there are sports fields, netball and hockey stadiums, a golf course and tennis…

5. Edinburgh Gardens

1.63 MILES

Established European elms line the tranquil walking paths of this 140-year-old parkland. A short walk from the main strip of North Fitzroy, these gardens…

6. Grainger Museum

1.75 MILES

A tribute to one of Australia's great musical exports, this museum housed in an art deco building lays bare the fascinating life of Percy Grainger…

7. Ian Potter Museum of Art

1.77 MILES

This museum manages Melbourne University’s extensive art collection – the largest university collection in the country – over three levels. The collection…

8. University of Melbourne

1.82 MILES

The esteemed University of Melbourne was established in 1853 and remains one of Australia’s most prestigious universities. Its blend of Victorian Gothic…