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Hidden Rookwood 2019 supplied
Devine Panic (Emma Devine and Samantha Kirby), 'Beneath the Plume', 2019

Time Out says

The historic Rookwood Cemetery transforms into an art park this spring, with sculptures scattered around the picturesque surrounds

Every year Sydneysiders flock to Sculpture by the Sea, but what about sculpture by the cemetery? That's what Hidden, Rookwood Cemetery's annual sculpture exhibition offers, with artists responding to the site's cultural and historical significance. Visitors will find artistic surprises in every corner of the largest Victorian cemetery in the world, where over one million people have found their final resting place.

For the event's 11th year, artist Kath Fries is taking over as curator. She's brought together 35 artworks from a diverse range of artists, many of whom have their own personal connection to Rookwood. Highlights include Devine Panic's massive angel wings crafted from bird feathers, and Claire Tennant's sculpture of a human crafted from birdseed, which will slowly disintegrate as birds peck away over the course of the exhibition.

Entry is free, and the exhibition is open every day from sunrise to sunset.


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