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 next exhibition at the Peacock Gallery 'Kath Fries | Koji Makino & Kurt Sorensen' opens from Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June 2019.
Kath Fries ‘Entanglements’
Kath Fries’ exhibition conjures felt connections with time and place developed through the embodied practice of walking meditation. These processes of being attentive to our immediate and extensive interconnections, both above and below ground, invite ecological empathy and deepen understandings that we are inextricably entangled with the Earth.
Koji Makino & Kurt Sorensen ‘The Distant Shore’
In this two person exhibition, photographers Koji Makino & Kurt Sorensen will explore connections to colonial forms of migration and settlements through to present day migrant experiences. Seeking to not only draw parallels to experiences of contemporary and historical interactions with the antipodean environment but also referring to the effects these interactions had on the landscape and people.
Peacock Gallery Public Program June 2019
Q and A Workshop with current Exhibiting Artists
- Sunday 30 June 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm - More information and bookings
Year Round Workshops at Peacock Gallery
A series of free workshops for all ages, held at the Peacock Gallery
- 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.
- 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.
Upcoming Exhibition - Speak Softly, Tread Heavily
- Saturday 6 July from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Featuring the artists Roberta Rich, Katayoun Javan, Naomi Segal, Linda Sok, Moorina Bonini, Nadia Hernandez, Zoe Wong, Kevin Diallo, Mojgan Habibi.
Speak Softly, Tread Heavily is a group exhibition that brings together different perspectives and experiences of navigating culture, traditions and languages within a multicultural society.
Visiting the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio
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
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 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.