It's no secret that Melbourne is the arts and culture capital of Australia, and living in property in Brunswick, you'll be just a quick train ride away from the inner-city action.
However, you might not have to travel even that far for a good taste of Melbourne's vibrant arts scene. The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick has exhibitions scheduled all year long that feature the works of Australian artists working in a range of media.
Running until 8 June 8, "In Your Dreams", an exhibition curated by Edwina Bartlem and Victor Griss, will show the fantastical, whimsical works of artists like Michael Doolan, Stephen Bush and Kate Rohde. Stop by the gallery to see sculpture, collage, printmaking, painting and interactive artwork based around the dreamy, folkloric theme.
If you can't make it to the gallery until later in June, you'll get to see prints and sculpture that tell the stories of Torres Straight Islanders in "Strait Protean: The Art of Brian Robinson". Running from 20 June to 20 July, the show is a display of Robinson's work, which only draws from Torres Straight storytelling tradition.
Visitors can also expect to see classical and pop art influences in the exhibition.
There are one to two exhibitions on per month at Counihan Gallery, each demonstrating a new element of contemporary art in Australia. Head over to the gallery, located at 223 Sydney Road, to see for yourself.