This year, HIDDEN is excited to hold its largest ever FREE public program, giving you more ways to interact with Rookwood Cemetery, our artists and their artworks.

The full program can be downloaded here as a PDF.

 

Garden Party Launch

Saturday 26 August, 3.00pm

All welcome at the official opening of HIDDEN and announcement of the $10,000 Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Award winner. There will be music, refreshments and art activities for the kids.

Location: Village Green (Hawthorne Ave)

 

 

Photography Instameet

Sunday 27 August, 3.00pm

Bring your camera to learn tips and tricks from 3 of Australia’s top Instagram photographers. Enjoy HIDDEN at sunset and post your photos to Instagram with #HIDDEN2017 to win over $500 in prizes.

Meeting Point: Village Green (Hawthorne Ave)

Bring: Camera and props 

More Details: To come...

 

 

Curatorial Tours

Saturday 2 September, 10.00am

Saturday 16 September, 10.00am

Nick Vickers, HIDDEN's Co-Curator, will guide you through parts of the HIDDEN walk and discuss the works in more detail.

Meeting Point: Friends of Rookwood Stall opposite RGCRT office (Hawthorne Ave)

Duration: Approx 1-1.5hrs

Bookings Essential: Click here to book 2 September or 16 September or contact us on (02) 8575 8100 

If you have a group of 10+ people and would like to organise a private tour, please contact us.

 

 

Friends of Rookwood HIDDEN Tours

Saturday 9 September, 10.00am

Sunday 10 September, 10.00am

Sunday 23 September, 10.00am

Explore the oldest area of Rookwood Cemetery, including a visit to St Michael's Chapel, Robert Hancock's grave, the Serpentine Canal, Louisa Lawson's grave, the Elephant House, the Naval area, Jewish Martyrs Memorial and the Railway Platform.

Meeting Point: St Michael's Chapel, Necropolis Drive

Duration: Approx 2hrs

Bookings Essential: Click here to book 9 September10 September or 23 September or contact us on (02) 8575 8100 

If you have a group of 10+ people and would like to organise a private tour, please contact us.

 

 

Vestige Ceremonies

Saturday 2 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm 

Sunday 3 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm 

Saturday 16 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm 

Sunday 17 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm 

Have you ever lost something and found it really difficult to get over it? 

Vestige is a collaboration with the public to design and perform personalised memorial ceremonies for losses that do not involve death. 

Ceremonies can commemorate love or hate. Examples may include broken relationships, leaving a job, moving house, menopause, or changing genders. Services might be conceived to farewell lost belongings, the end of the weekend, or a favourite TV show ending.

Each participant will be invited to burn, destroy, dismantle, or scrub clean an object of evocative value to allow the owner to grieve for their loss or to be set free from memories that may haunt them. The remains of which will be placed in an urn for them to keep or discard in a location of their choosing.

Part collaborative performance art, part ritual theatre, Vestige will offer participants the chance to say a proper goodbye to something they have lost.

Facilitator: Lisa Bowen

Location: Hawthorne Ave (exact location TBA)

Ages: All welcome (under 7 require supervision)

Bring: Item of evocative value

Time Slots Available: 11:00am, 11:50am, 12:40pm, 1:30pm, 2:20pm

Bookings Essential: Click here to book 2 September3 September, 16 September or 17 September or contact us on (02) 8575 8100, nominating two time preferences. Time slots will strictly be adhered to.

Additional Info: Participants are required to complete a short questionnaire prior to their service. This will be emailed to you after booking.

 

 

Meet the Artists

Sunday 10 September, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Exclusive chance to meet some of our talented artists at their works to talk inspiration, creative practices and all things ‘hidden’. Come and meet the real person behind your favourite artwork.

Location: Exhibition artworks

 

 

Weaving Workshop

Sunday 3 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Drop in and learn the lost art of weaving with members of the Peacock Makers Gallery Circle.

Facilitator: Peacock Gallery Makers Circle

Location: TBC

Ages: All welcome (under 7 require supervision)

Additional Info: Workshop is free-flow, come as you please. Activities will take approx 30-60mins. 

 

Hidden on the Green

Sunday 3 September, 11.00am - 4.00pm 

Join artists Susannah and Warren and discover their walk through virtual reality drawing hidden on the green.

Facilitator: Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong

Location: Village Green (Hawthorne Avenue)

Ages: All welcome (under 7 require supervision)

Additional Info: Workshop is free-flow, come as you please. Activities will take approx 10mins pp. 

 

Art Making Picnic

Sunday 17 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Drop in and create your own little sugar skull momento with HIDDEN artist Teffany Thiedeman.

Facilitator: Teffany Thiedeman

Location: TBC

Ages: All welcome (under 7 require supervision)

Additional Info: Workshop is free-flow, come as you please. Activities will take approx 30-60mins.

 

Wall of Bloomin Beauties

Sunday 17 September, 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Drop in and create your own paper flowers with HIDDEN artist Sonja Karl and donate one to the Wall of Bloomin Beauties.

Facilitator: Sonja Karl

Location: TBC

Ages: All welcome (under 7 require supervision)

Additional Info: Workshop is free-flow, come as you please. Activities will take approx 30-60mins.

 

Rookwood Cemetery Open Day

Sunday 24 September, 10.00am - 3.00pm 

Rookwood Cemetery was established in 1867, making it 150 this year.

To commemorate 150 years of Rookwood, we invite you to come to our 2017 Open Day and experience all it has to offer.

  • Historic Tours, Talks and Displays
  • Crematorium and Mausoleum Tours
  • Grave Digging Demonstrations
  • Stone Masonry Demonstrations
  • Family History Research
  • Live Entertainment
  • Kid's Activities
  • Horse and Cart Rides
  • Food Stalls
  • Official Opening Ceremony and Grand Parade
  • And Much More

Additional Info: Please visit the Rookwood Cemetery website for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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