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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.

Exhibitions: In Flight by Lisa Woolfe & Makes Sense Together by Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch

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

Both exhibitions run from 7 July until 2 September 2018 from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm.

In Flight by Lisa Woolfe

In Flight by Lisa Woolfe - a suite of drawings on paper and drawings in space analysing flight, specifically of the Australian Raven. Humans often keep the living world or natural world at a distance and in this fast-paced society rarely take the time to stop and take notice. In doing so we miss what the natural world can teach us and how intertwined we are with it.

In flight

This Way (left), That Way (right), 2018
Lisa Woolfe, cyclone aluminium insect screen, galvanised fence wire, chrome plated copper swage, cable ties, copper pipe, reclaimed ironbark, 40 x 60 x 40 cm(each)

Makes Sense Together by Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch

Also, Makes Sense Together - an exhibition by Western Sydney-based collaborators Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch showing a collection of hand-painted a-frame signs. These signs drew their inspiration from a bygone era in Auburna collection of signs now located around the corner from the Peacock Gallery, in Ray Marshall Reserve. These new signs in Makes Sense Together are a meditation on place and community. They do not name places, but rather speak to a community that exists in the present, and where we want to be in the future. As a collection, the signs populate the gallery, bringing together stories, experiences and aspirations of place in Western Sydney as the artists navigate building their own genuine sense of connection.

view of park and trees

Makes Sense Together, part of the sign series Makes Sense Together, 2018,
Hayley Megan French & Carla Liesch, acrylic paint on a-frames, 120 x 80 x 30cm.

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.

Makers Circle 

Every first Thursday of the month, 11:30 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.

Cumberland Artist Network Meeting

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

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) 8757 9029 or (outside gallery hours) 8757 9000

Email: peacockgallery@cumberland.nsw.gov.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peacockgalleryauburn/

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.