7 September - 7 October 

The 11th annual HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures evolved, with a new name, new curator and a new category for students to participate in this year’s popular outdoor exhibition.

From 7 September, Rookwood Cemetery transformed into an open air exhibition that provided an unusual and engaging experience for visitors. The event’s curator, Dr Kath Fries, a well-known artist, researcher and writer, was responsible for the new creative direction of this year’s HIDDEN, and showcased an additional stream of work featuring student artworks as well as continuing on with last year's short film program.

The exhibition is designed to provoke discussion, reflection and different perspectives about the passage of time, cycles of life, rituals, love, loss and our interconnection with memories. This unusual exhibition shapes and transforms a visitors’ experience of places, cultures and history. 

With artworks strategically placed among historic monuments and impressive architecture within Rookwood Cemetery, the month-long event aimed to encourage the community to enjoy Rookwood’s Victorian-era inspired surroundings, whilst supporting the Australian art and tourism industries.