HIDDEN Rookwood Sculpture Exhibition 2023

Explore touching and imaginative works at Australia's largest cemetery.
Marley Ng
Published on October 11, 2023

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Take a moment to appreciate life and reflect on important relationships at HIDDEN — a series of sculptures and artworks displayed throughout the expansive Rookwood Cemetery. Now in its 13th year, the unique annual event will feature multidisciplinary works by over 40 artists at one of the country's oldest cemeteries.

A photo of Rookwood Cemetery.

Alongside established and emerging artists, HIDDEN will showcase five works from schools and seven stonemasons in a new category this year. The sculptures tie in with the setting at Rookwood and explore stirring themes such as remembrance, spirituality, time, cultural practices and loss.

A photo of three kangaroo sculptures titled 'Your one wild and precious life' (2022) by Karen Golland at Rookwood Cemetery.

'Your one wild and precious life' (2022) by Karen Golland

Visitors can explore the grounds on their own with the option to follow an audio guide or delve deeper with a curator tour or artist talk. There is also a d/Deaf-led tour available.

HIDDEN is open from sunrise to sunset with free entry from Saturday, October 21, until Sunday, November 19. Make a day trip of it with the family (furry friends included). You'll find plenty of free parking along Hawthorne Avenue, Necropolis Drive and opposite All Souls Chapel and Rookwood Village Cafe serves coffee, snacks and lunch until 3.30pm daily.

Find out more at the HIDDEN in Rookwood website. Entry is free, but you can reserve a slot at the event website

Top image: 'The Red Shoes Vanitas' by Cybele Cox


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