Hidden 2013 Artists Announced!
Hidden: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk Returns for 2013!
Exhibition 21 September - 31 October 2013
Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award - $10,000 Non Acquisitive
The GroundSwell Project People’s Choice Award - $500
Artist at the Armory Award (optional) – Valued at $800
Peacock Gallery Residency Award (optional) – Valued at $300
HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk is an on-site sculpture project, revealing artists' responses to Rookwood Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in the Southern Hemisphere, and the themes surrounding love, death, loss and memory.
HIDDEN was developed in 2009 to establish Rookwood Cemetery as a place that actively engages in, and supports, the cultural landscape of Western Sydney. HIDDEN: Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk promotes the work of a diverse range of emerging and established artists from both Western Sydney and regional areas.
HIDDEN was developed to demonstrate to the community that there is more to Rookwood than just funerals and memorials. Rookwood is a place rich in heritage, history, culture and nurturing and developing the cultural fabric of the site is of great importance to ensure its future longevity. The HIDDEN exhibitions step outside the notion of mainstream galleries, and even outside the typical 'outdoor sculpture show', and invites artists to ponder the notion of mortality and its related themes. Audiences witness creative artistic expression in a typically unconventional yet extremely meaningful context.
Every year, artists are invited to respond to the site using engaging forms of communication. The works disclose shared narratives about themes relevant to the space in a way that is as thought provoking as the site itself.