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Arts in Cumberland

The art and culture of Cumberland is diverse, complex and vibrant. Residents come from 124 countries and the artists in our community represent a variety of art forms in our public spaces, for community celebrations and festivals, art workshops and for exhibitions.

The Granville Centre – Public Art EOI Stage One

Council is looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist/s to create a distinctive contemporary public artwork reflecting the Aboriginal history of the area and Cumberland’s First Peoples’ living culture, serving as a signature focal point of Council’s new arts, cultural and community centre. Visit The Granville Centre – Public Art Expression of Interest page for details.

August Exhibitions

Crows Nesting’ by Studio A and ‘PeacockWallaby: a Community Collaboration with Studio A and Makers Circle’

When: Saturday 10 August to Sunday 8 September 2019

Where: Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, Auburn

How much: Free

Emily Crockford, Peacock Resting with Pattern, 2019

Emily Crockford, Peacock Resting with Pattern, 2019

Exhibition Details

Artists: Damian Showyin, Daniel Kim, Lauren Kerjen, Emily Crockford, Catherine McGuiness, Katrina Brennan, Guy Fredericks

Migrating birds frequently visit Auburn’s Botanic Gardens. In Winter 2019 a flock of artists from Studio A will join the migration. Based in Crows Nest (North Sydney) Studio A make great art and pave professional career pathways for artists with intellectual disability. From June to August 2019, six Studio A artists took inspiration from the gardens to develop new work for exhibition at Peacock Gallery. Inspired by the magic that can happen when diverse minds and hands meet, Studio A also worked directly with Cumberland Council’s local community to collaboratively produce a new installation known as PeacockWallaby.

Exhibition Opening

When: Saturday 10 August 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Where: Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, Auburn

How much: Free

RSVP via eventbrite

Studio A Making Circle Workshop

When: Saturday 31 August 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:20pm

Where: Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio, Auburn

How much: Free


2020 Exhibition Call Out

Applications are now open for the 2020 exhibition program at Peacock Gallery.

We are looking for high quality artist or curator led projects to presented in one of two spaces available at the gallery. Applications open Sunday close Sunday 4 August 2019.

More information

For more information view the information for applicants (PDF, 200.79 KB) document or preview the application form (PDF, 59.22 KB).


All applicants should apply via the Smarty Grants page.

 Apply on Smarty Grants

A series of free workshops for all ages, held at the Peacock Gallery

Makers Circle

  • Every first Thursday of the month from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Share and learn new skills. For artists and craftspeople of all experience levels -  work on your own projects or as part of a group.

Creative Connections

  • Every Sunday, 12pm to 3pm

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

Admission: free

Location: Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn NSW 2144

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (closed on Mondays)

Postal Address: PO Box 118, Auburn NSW 1835

Phone:  8757 9029 or (outside gallery hours) 8757 9000



How to get there

Public Transport

There are regular trains to Auburn Station. Take a 909 bus from Auburn Station to Cumberland Road. To plan your trip call the Transport Info Line on 131 500 or visit  Transport NSW.  


The Peacock Gallery offers onsite parking. Once you have entered the Auburn Botanic Gardens Precinct, take the first left.


The whole site is wheelchair accessible.

Group Tours

Group tours of the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio can be arranged by request. Please call  9735 1396 for more information or to make a booking.