Arts in Cumberland

The art and culture of Cumberland are diverse, complex and vibrant.

Residents come from 124 countries and the artists in our community present a variety of art forms in our public spaces, for community celebrations and festivals, art workshops and for exhibitions at our art gallery in the Auburn Botanic Gardens, the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio.

The public artwork adds to the vibrancy of the area and highlights Cumberland as a truly unique local government area. For other information on Arts in Cumberland visit:.

Balik Tanaw (Looking Back)

8 July – 3 September 2017
Celebrate with the Philippine community and exhibiting artists (Alwin Raemillo, Ernest Aaron, Alberto Estanislao, Jessa Melicor) at the launch of the exhibition Balik Tanaw (Looking Back) with a fiesta, food and fun. The artists have explored the notion of the Filipino  ‘home’ both here in Western Sydney and in the Philippines.  The exhibition is part of the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project in partnership with Art Gallery of NSW, Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Mosman Art Gallery, Museums and Galleries of NSW and the Peacock Gallery

Art and Photography Awards Exhibition

Saturday 20 May – Sunday 18 June 2017
Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio call 8745 9794 or 9735 1396

Cumberland Art and Photography Awards Event

Saturday 20 May 2017, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Includes awards presentation, performance and light refreshments.

People’s Choice Awards

20 May – 18 June 2017,Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-4pm (except public holidays)
Vote for your favourite artwork and photograph in the exhibition.
The artist and photographer with the most votes at 4pm on Sunday 18 June will each receive $100.

Makers Circle

Thursday 1 June 2017, 11.30am-1pm
Share and learn new skills. For artists and craftspeople of all experience levels – work on your own project or as part of a group project that will be part of the HIDDEN – Rookwood Sculpture Walk exhibition.

Cumberland Artists Network

Saturday 24 June 2017, 1.30pm-3pm
Professional development, discussion topics and networking for artists of all experience levels.
Protecting Your Work Online – discuss the best ways to protect your work from copyright infringement when sharing your work online.

Creative Connections

Every Sunday, 12pm-3pm
Fun art activities for all ages and abilities – family friendly! No need to book, just drop in between 12pm and 3pm. Guided by gallery staff, take a closer look at the artwork in the exhibition and then make your own artwork.