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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. 

Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn NSW 2144

PO Box 118, Auburn NSW 1835 Phone: (during opening hours) 8745 9794 or (outside gallery hours) 8757 9000

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Admission   Admission to the gallery is free.
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.  
Parking The Peacock Gallery offers onsite parking. Once you have entered the Auburn Botanic Gardens Precinct, take the first left.
Access 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.

Cumberland Artist Network Meeting

The next Cumberland Artists Network meeting will be held Saturday 14 April from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

2019 Exhibition Proposal and Studio Residency Callout

Sydney Writers' Festival 2018

Stories of Us’ presented by Auburn Poets and Writers Group

Experience the diverse culture of Cumberland through the performance and memories of The Auburn Poets and Writers. This multi-lingual performance of stories, songs and poems will take you on a journey through Cumberland - from the strange allure of the aqueduct, to the rats of Parramatta Road, and tales of bananas and love in Merrylands, all accompanied by images provided by Sydney West Artist and Photography group.

Book Tickets

For general enquiries contact Cumberland Council on 8757 9000.

2018 Cumberland Art & Photography Awards (CAPA's)

Location: Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn NSW 2144

The annual Cumberland Art and Photography Awards are showcasing talented local artists from across the Cumberland area.

Entrants from around the area submitted a variety of art and photographic works of the Cumberland Local Government Are in nine different categories and are sharing their perspectives and paint a picture of what makes up this part of Sydney.

The works submitted serve as a snapshot of the area and visitors to the gallery are invited to cast their vote for the ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner that will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

The Cumberland Art and Photography Awards exhibition runs from 12 May to 17 June 2018 from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.
Peacock Gallery, corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn.

Opening Day

RSVP to attend the Cumberland Art and Photography Awards opening on Saturday 12 May, 1:30pm at Auburn Peacock Gallery.

For general enquiries contact Cumberland Council on 8757 9000.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the CAPA’s and the exhibition call out, will be held as follows:

  • Thursday 12 April 11am to 12pm
  • Saturday 14 April 1pm to 1.30pm (followed by Cumberland Artists Network Meeting)
  • Saturday 28 April 1pm to 2pm

Exhibitions - 24 March to 29 April 2018

State of Emotion Invite Flyer (PDF, 1.34 MB) - Norta Barchin & Mohammed Alanezi

Twist Invite Flyer (PDF, 1.67 MB) - Ghasan Saaid

state of emotion exhibition image

Creative Connections

Every Sunday, 12pm to 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.