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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.

This month the Peacock Gallery is showcasing two exhibitions, ANA / MAN / MA (meaning: ME (ARABIC) / ME (FARSI) / US (FARSI)) and Fragments of Iran.

The exhibition is open from Saturday 9 March to Sunday 31 March 2019. (Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (closed on Mondays).

About the exhibitions

Fragments of Iran Artist Mehrdad Mehraeen, explores beautiful calligraphic Farsi text based imaginings inspired by Iranian poetry and geometry in his exhibition.

In ANA / MAN / MA (meaning: ME (ARABIC) / ME (FARSI) / US (FARSI)), artists Emmanuel Asante, Feryal Mohammad Zadeh, Loudi Ballout, Maher Al Khoury, Masomeh Towfigh and Sawsan Nassif investigate differing forms of figurative processes and subject matter.

Together these two exhibitions showcase unique and culturally diverse skills and ideas that make the Cumberland community a special place to live.


LEFT: Mehrdad Mehraeen, Pahlavi Inscription · RIGHT: Feyral Mohammad Zadeh, Untitled (detail)

This exhibition is hosted in partnership with Settlement Services International (SSI).

Exhibition panel talk

Learn more about the artists and their current exhibitions, reserve your spot at the exhibition panel talk from 1.30pm to 3pm, Sunday 31 March, 2019.

The Peacock Gallery is located at the Auburn Botanic Gardens, Corner of Chiswick and Chisholm Roads, Auburn.

Cumberland Art and Photography Awards

Online Entries for the 2019 Cumberland Art and Photography Awards are now open.

The Cumberland Art and Photography Awards Exhibition will be held from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

Official Opening and Awards Ceremony

The official opening of the Cumberland Arts and Photography Awards Exhibition and Award Ceremony will be held on Saturday 13 April 2019. Reserve your spot

Creative Connections

Every Sunday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 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.

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.

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.