FX Harsono X Ida Lawrence, 2019. Image: Supplied
Here After exhibition installation. Image: Supplied
Switching Codes, Shireen Tawel. Image: Supplied
Finest Drop. Image: Supplied
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
About the Gallery
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery (FCMG) is a multi-award winning exhibition space and Fairfield City Council’s largest cultural facility. Throughout the year we offer a changing program of contemporary art, social history and community based exhibitions and programs.
Located in the peaceful gardens surrounding the Museum & Gallery is the Vintage Village. With its original heritage-listed and reconstructed buildings, the nostalgic Village depicts local businesses and residences from the 1880s to the 1930s. The buildings, complete with historic interiors evoke different periods and reflect stories of long-lost trades, personal hardships, and the simple life in rural western Sydney.
FCMG collects objects of significance to the Fairfield City area that document the history of its 27 suburbs and includes all periods through to the present day with many of the items being unique and of value. Part of the museum collection is also accessible online via the Fairfield City Heritage website https://heritagecollection.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/ One of the collection spotlights is the Military collection. The collection consists of over one hundred items that interpret aspects of life at home and at the front during both world wars.
FCMG has consistent term programs for children of all ages and adults of all skill sets. These include children’s after school clay and art classes, adult’s mixed media courses and a STEAM workshop series for toddlers to list a few. We also coordinate unique public programs and events around exhibiting shows that tie heritage, community and art together. Previously FCMG has hosted artist and curator talks, documentary screenings, pop up art and music events and a successful wine festival.
FCMG features two large exhibition spaces: the Stein Gallery and the Museum. The Stein Gallery is a purpose built art gallery hosting a diverse range of contemporary art exhibitions. The heritage listed Museum, built in 1913 as the local Council Chambers, acts as a hybrid space for social history, community and art exhibitions.