HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures is Rookwood General Cemetery's annual public arts program

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections of Rookwood General Cemetery. The exhibition invites artists to ponder the notion of history, culture, remembrance and love and allows audiences to witness creative expression hidden throughout Australia's largest and most historic cemetery.

The exhibition was established in 2009 to encourage the public to visit and explore Rookwood – the oldest, largest and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. Each year the exhibition attracts over 4,000 visitors and significant media coverage. It is a unique opportunity for artists and the community to engage in the cemetery’s contemporary relevance, cultural practices and evocative sense of place. HIDDEN has become a firm favourite on the Sydney cultural calendar. It provides an opportunity for artists to showcase their works and enables us to share the historic Rookwood Cemetery with the wider community. 

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that steps outside the notion of mainstream galleries and typical outdoor sculpture exhibitions.

After the difficult decision to cancel HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures in 2020, Rookwood General Cemetery are pleased to announce that HIDDEN will return in 2021. This includes the sculpture, film and student programs.

Applications open Tuesday 1 December 2020.

The health and safety of our community and staff is our top priority. We continue to assess the COVID-19 situation in accordance with the prevention efforts taking place across Australia.

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