An outdoor art exhibition transforms the gardens and graves of the historic Rookwood Cemetery
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This spring Rookwood Cemetery will transform into an art park when sculptures and installations are placed within the oldest section of the cemetery. Hidden will allow you to explore the grounds and gardens, all while admiring artworks from more than 40 different artists including previous Sculpture by the Sea finalists Louis Pratt, Jane Gillings and Emma Anna, alongside Allyson Adeney, Adam Galea and Alethea Deane.
This year will be the ninth time sculptures have filled the grounds, and will also mark the cemetery’s 150th anniversary. Many of the artworks have links to the history of the site, which is the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere, making it an important place for people from many different walks of life. Also, for the first time ever the exhibition will also extend out to the Elephant House, making it Rookwood’s largest art exhibition yet.
Other highlights include the Garden Party Launch at 3pm on Sat Aug 26; a photography Instameet, 3pm Sun Aug 27; curatorial tours, a meet the artist session, and the Rookwood Cemetery Open Day on Sun Sep 24.