RAW emotions, cultural pride and personal stories will be on display at the Peacock Gallery's African Diaspora exhibition in Auburn from March 9 to April 28.
The exhibition features works by 14 western Sydney African-Australian artists, spanning across artistic mediums including paintings, design works, ceramics, audio and multimedia, sculptures and photography.
Exhibition curator Idil Abdullahi said African Diaspora provided western Sydney African-Australian artists the chance to show their works to the public.
"The exhibition provides a platform to the African-Australian artists who are often invisible from mainstream contemporary art," she said.
"It was also an opportunity for the African-Australian artists to tell their stories or their own interpretation of their cultural heritage and what it means to them."
The exhibition aims to reveal African arts and culture and the communities that these artists come from.
Also, the exhibition tries to dispel negative connotations often associated with Africa such as poverty and war. Ms Abdullahi said the exhibition educates onlookers about the diversity of African culture and the arts.
"Their artworks not only tell intriguing unique stories, but they also broaden our interpretation of what African art is," she said.
"African culture is so diverse and the exhibition shows the different cultures and the different styles of African art."