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Arts in Auburn

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The art and culture of  Auburn is as diverse, complex and vibrant as the community that it represents. 
 
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 throughout Auburn adds to vibrancy of the area and highlights Auburn as a truly unique local government area. For other information Arts in Auburn see following links:.

AUBURN CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS LOCAL ARTISTS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:

    • Opportunity to exhibit art and photography at the Auburn City Art and Photography awards see below for information)
    • Annual Auburn Artists Network development program and annual exhibition for artists participating in three network meetings or more in the year. See Auburn Artists Network for details
    • Makers Circle - first Thursday of the Month at the Peacock Gallery
    • Arts Markets see  Peacock Gallery
    • Arts Studio Residency Program at the Auburn Arts Studio (annual application process CLOSES 30/4/2014)
    • Exhibition Program and "Made in Auburn" Gallery Shop Consignment at the Peacock Gallery(annual application process)
    • Residency Prize and mentorship at the Auburn Arts Studio offered as part of the Hidden :Rookwood Sculpture Walk application process and prize offered by Auburn City Council
    • Performance development program at the Peacock Gallery (and other Council events)  
Call 9735 1222 or the Peacock Gallery 8745 9794
 

CUMBERLAND ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS-  entries available 

Open to artists and photographers over the age of 15 who live work or study in the Cumberland Local Government area (and for 2016 includes: suburbs previously part of Auburn Council).  See entry forms for conditions. All artworks and photographs must have been commenced since June 2015.  The photographs are collected to become a snapshot of the year for the local history collection.  See entry forms for conditions.

For more information contact the Arts coordinator on 9735 1396
 
 
 
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 WINNERS 2016
Art Prizes
Cumberland Art Award $2,500: ILYA AKHMEDOV, Hard Workers of Auburn
Community Art Award $1,000: MICHAELA SIMONI, Catching up with the Walking Group
Sustainability Art Award $1,000: CECILIA PERALTA, Terra Firma
Professional Development Award, one month residency at Auburn Arts Studio, sponsored by the Peacock Gallery: Ruwaydah Rhodes
Highly Commended:
JANE BENNETT, Watching the forge fires fade
LESLEY RICHMAN, Transplant
TAO CHENG, Scrooge

Photography Prizes
Cumberland Photography Award $2,000: MARIAN ABBOUD, The Secret Handshake
Community Photography Award $1,000 sponsored by Primewest Auburn Megamall: SUZANNA MAJEWSKI, Auburn Road
Park, Gardens and Natural Areas Award $1,000: SHADI SABET, The Far Away Tree
Highly Commended: 
ABHIJIT CHOUDHRY, The Ballerina
JUI YING LIN, Fly Away Home
STEVE CAMERON, Comberland LGA - Australia's refugee island for many and the home of the kebab and corner store
 
Peoples Choice Awards
People’s Choice Art Award $100-  ROWEN AVON SMITH –  Trackers
People’s Choice Photography Award $100- SARAH JANE ALLEN- Parched Paper Wasp
 
Auburn Community Choir 
 
CHOIR FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO SING 
Calling all individuals, choirs and singing groups who wish to be part of the Auburn Community Choir. The  only requirement for people to be part of the group is that they "love to sing"! No auditions required, just come along. 
 
WHEN: Every Tuesday during school term
TIME: 7-9pm
WHERE: Auburn Centre for Community, corner of Macquarie Rd and Hutchinson St, Auburn
COST:$40/$45 per term
WHO: Everyone welcome! Come along and have some fun
 
See Lifelong Learning Program to enrol or call 9735 1222

Newington Community Choir 

CHOIR FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE TO SING 
Calling all individuals, choirs and singing groups who wish to be part of the Newington Community Choir. The  only requirement for people to be part of the group is that they "love to sing"! No auditions required, just come along. 
 
WHEN: Every Friday during school term
TIME: 10am - 12pm
WHERE: Newington Community centre, corner of Avenues of Europe and Asia, Newington
COST:$40/45 per term
WHO: Everyone welcome! Come along and have some fun
 
See Lifelong Learning Program to enrol or call 9735 1222
 

Auburn and Newington Community Choirs combined at Autumn Colours festival 2014 

Auburn Community Choir and Newington Community Choir 2014 at Autumn Colours Festival

Auburn Poets and Writers Group

Auburn Poets and Writers Group first began 10 years ago in Auburn Library, the group have also been supported by Auburn Community Development Network and has recently returned to holding their meetings at Auburn Library. The monthly meetings are FREE and  are supported by Auburn City Council under the Lifelong Learning Program. 
 
The meetings are open to writers, readers and lovers of poetry of all experience levels. The group is multilingual and participants engage in interactive processes to develop new works and performance opportunities. People are welcome to come along and listen before they decide to participate.
 
The usual meeting dates are the first Monday of the month- check the Lifelong Learning program and book at Lifelong Learning or contact 9735 1222 for further information.

Upcoming performances by the Auburn Poets and Writers Group and Community Choirs