HIDDEN Rookwood Sculptures is a free community event that is run with the support of our valued partners and sponsors.

HIDDEN is an annual event that brings thousands of Sydneysiders out to celebrate art and imagination with reflection and remembrance in historic Rookwood. Through our broadcast of the event through traditional and digital media, our expected reach is over 40,000 people.

This year, we are partnering with Cumberland Council. We are currently looking to further develop and extend our event, in order to support the local community and start healthy and informed conversations around celebrating and memorialising life.

To do this, we need support in the form of both monetary and in-kind donations. If you and your organisation are interested in supporting us, contact marketing@rookwoodcemetery.com.au. We have several sponsor packages available, but will happily work with you to tailor one to the needs of your business.

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Founding Partners

Cumberland City Council

The Cumberland City Council is a local government area located in the western suburbs of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Council was formed on 12 May 2016 from the merger of parts of the Cities of Auburn, Parramatta (Woodville Ward), and Holroyd.

Friends of Rookwood Inc

The Friends of Rookwood is a community based organisation, made up of volunteers who are passionate about the restoration of one of the best surviving examples of a Victorian garden cemetery in the world and the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere. Approximately 1 million people have their final resting place within the boundaries of its almost 300 hectares.




ACU Strathfield, McGlade Gallery

This year HIDDEN is partnering with nearby ACU Strathfield’s McGlade Gallery, for our HIDDEN Satellite exhibition, featuring behind-the-scenes developments of the artworks at Rookwood. The McGlade Gallery is an easy fifteen-minute walk from Rookwood Cemetery. 
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university with seven Australian campuses made up of four faculties, which offer bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. ACU is a young university focused on embedding excellence in meaningful education, rewarding research, and life-changing community engagement. 

Dharug Strategic Management Group

Dharug Strategic Management Group is a Dharug-led Non-Profit Organisation. Their purpose is to advance the culture and wellbeing of the Dharug people and promote reconciliation, respect and harmony between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. They do this through managing and caring for Country that returns to Dharug ownership. 

Elite Funeral Directors

Proudly independent, Elite Funerals provides a truly Beautiful, professionally crafted Farewell. Free from convention, led by our hearts. Our breathtaking service on Sydney Harbour is testament to this. We listen to, and understand concerns about paying too much, feeling rushed, finding the right celebrant and having positive memories about saying goodbye.


2CR Chinese Radio

2CR Australian Chinese Radio Station is the first Chinese radio station in Australia that broadcasts 24 hours a day. Since its establishment in 1994, 2CR has been accompanying listeners for the 25th year, and has been committed to providing high-quality and high-level programs to the broad Chinese community in Australia.

Farm City has established itself as a premiere outdoor power equipment destination with 15 plus years of operation in Sydney. Our in-house repair service centre, welding and engineering workshop offers a combined 70 years experience with fully trained technicians using the latest tools and equipment to get the job done efficiently and quickly.


Phoenix Foundry

Phoenix Foundry specialises in creating cast bronze memorial and commemorative plaques that will ensure memories are kept alive and strong forever. Phoenix is Australia’s largest 100% owned and operated bronze plaque manufacturer. Opening in 1983, they are a leading supplier of cast bronze plaques to the cemetery and memorial industry. 

Triaxial Consulting

Triaxial Consulting is an award winning engineering organisation offering a full range of professional services with a strong specialisation in structural design. Through a team of highly skilled Engineers, Project Managers and Drafting Professionals, Triaxial has earned a solid reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients across a diverse range of industry sectors.



Art Almanac

Art Space on The Concourse

Blacktown Arts

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative

Campbelltown Arts Centre

Casula Powerhouse


Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Granville Centre Art Gallery


Manly Art Gallery & Museum

Parramatta Artists’ Studios

Red Room Poetry

VADEA NSW (Visual Arts & Design Educators Association NSW)

Vicinity Centres