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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.

June 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, Entanglements (detail), 2019
Kath Fries, Entanglements (detail), 2019

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’

Kurt Sorensen, Toongabbie 1797 #3, 2019
Kurt Sorensen, Toongabbie 1797 #3, 2019

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.

Q and A Workshop with current Exhibiting Artists

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.

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.

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.