Exhibition Dates: 7 September - 7 October 2019

Rookwood General Cemetery is pleased to announce this new component as a part of HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures 2019. 

We invite students from secondary and tertiary institutions or youth/community groups, either as individuals or as a group, to apply for this new program. The artworks will be selected and showcased alongside sculptures and installations within the HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures exhibition. We are interested in works that respond to the themes of history, culture, remembrance, love, cycles of life and the passage of time. We are open to a wide range of artistic approaches, materials and forms. There is the possibility of involving kinetic elements, performance and participatory engagements. We are looking for a broad span of works ranging from the celebratory, big, bright and colourful – to the contemplative, intimate and thought provoking. Students may propose works yet to be made or existing works that relate to the exhibition themes.

There is no specific age limit.




Rookwood Student Award - $1,000 Art Materials Voucher 

Rookwood is offering a $1,000 voucher towards art materials for one artwork. All student/s that are selected into HIDDEN Rookwood Students will be eligible for this award. The successful student will be selected by the Curator and Rookwood General Cemetery. The award recipient will be announced at the HIDDEN launch. Artsits selected into HIDDEN Rookwood Students are ineligible for all HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures prizes, except the $1,000 People’s Choice Award.


Students selected in HIDDEN Rookwood Students will receive $100 per artwork.


Curator, Dr. Kath Fries and Rookwood General Cemetery.


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