Exhibition Dates: 7 September - 7 October 2019

HIDDEN Rookwood Films will be exhibited as a part of Rookwood Sculptures 2019. This year, over 30 sculptural artworks will be placed in amongst the graves at Rookwood Cemetery and for the second time this digital component will be added to the exhibition. Visitors to HIDDEN will be invited to sit and contemplate short film artworks within our historic American War Pavilion. 

Submissions are now CLOSED for HIDDEN Rookwood Films 2019. We have received an abundance of applications from emerging artists, artists from culturally diverse background and artists with an interest in heritage. All artists will be notified on the outcome of their applications by 30 April.



HIDDEN Rookwood Films Award – valued at $1,500

Rookwood General Cemetery is offering a non-acquisitive award to the value of $1,500 for one artist. All artists that are selected into HIDDEN Rookwood Films 2019 will be eligible for this award. The successful artist will be selected by Sean Morris (Director of Square1 Studios, Curator and Collector of video art). The award recipient will be announced at the HIDDEN launch on 7 September 2019.

Note: This award was known as the “Flickering Stone Award” in 2018.

Peacock Gallery Moving Image Award – valued at $1,000

Cumberland Council is offering one non-acquisitive award of $1,000 to one artist who has a connection to Western Sydney. Artists wishing to be considered for this award must select this option on the application form and identify their connection as either living, working or studying in Western Sydney. The themes of HIDDEN Rookwood Films must still be addressed in the submitted work. The recipient of this award will be selected by Sean Morris and will be announced at the HIDDEN launch on 7 September 2019.


Having originally trained as an interior designer, Sean Morris is an artist, collector, curator and Director of Square One Studios in Alexandria. He was a speaker for the 2015 panel on collecting video art for dLux Media Arts, and has been a judge for Wollombi’s ‘Sculpture in the Vineyards’ award exhibition. 


For more information, please email the curator or contact the office on 02 8575 8100.