With Hidden making a return engagement to Rookwood Cemetery, Newtown’s own St Stephens Church is also getting its turn to set up some art among its tombstones for an evening. Nighttime: Twilight's strange art turns an already pretty stunning burial ground extra beautiful. Cemetery, art, performance, history, community: there doesn’t seem to be much missing from this brief interruption to eternal rest.
With Hidden making a return engagement to Rookwood Cemetery, Newtown’s own St Stephens Church is also getting its turn with Sydney’s artistic community, setting up some art among its tombstones for one evening in September. Nighttime: Twilight is a group show of strange art in the beautiful surrounds of Camperdown Cemetery. A pretty stunning place at the worst of times, the churchyard’s graves are home to the alleged Miss Haversham, the victims of the Dunbar wreck and its awesome fig was a returning location for ABC TV series My Place. For Nighttime, artists like the computer-loving Zoe Meagher, Coloured Diggers author Katherine Beckett and phenomenologist Jodie McNeilly are all trying their hands at beautifying this already pretty picturesque burial ground. And, for a single night, they're letting you come have a look. Cemetery, art, performance, history, community: there doesn’t seem to be much missing from this brief interruption to eternal rest. Except you.
Nighttime: Twilight is presented by Performance Space as part of the Halls for Hire series, which is taking place from August 28 to October 7. Artists have been invited to create site-specific works which are inspired by and staged in community spaces around Sydney. Also check out Brown Council's durational baking project, Mass Action: 137 Cakes in 90 Hours; the appropriately post-Olympian Opening and Closing Ceremony; the ghostly investigation of Petersham Bowling Club's Phantasma #3; the September equinox celebration Spring Cursive; and the proletarian live sewing event The Making of the Flag: Give Us Back Our Unions (held on the 'World Day for Decent Work' at the Sydney Trades Hall).
Published on September 10, 2012 by Zacha Rosen