2RRR attends the opening of the Hidden Rookwood Sculptures exhibition!

The Hidden Rookwood Sculptures exhibition opened on the 10th of September, with 2RRR in attendance. The exhibition runs from the 10th of September to the 9th of October, with over 70 established and emerging artists, school students, and community groups participating in an immersive sculpture walk through the Rookwood Cemetery.

The exhibition invites the public to engage in the rich cultural heritage present at Rookwood through an immersive sculptural experience. Sixty works are on display, with each piece created to respond to Rookwood Cemetery’s modern relevance, reflecting on the site’s historical significance, as well as artists’ own personal narrative and cultural practices.

Dr Kath Fries with our Station Manager Natalie de Silver

Dr Kath Fries is the dedicated curator behind the creative direction of HIDDEN, the platform established in 2009 that encourages community engagement while also showcasing Rookwood’s historic grounds. Dr Fries explains that the artworks as a whole invite us all to question our relationships with others and the world around us, giving rise to deeper philosophical questions about how we live today. The presence of these artworks within the Rookwood grounds with its own rich history and heritage contributes to our own understanding of remembrance.

Dr Kath Fries speaking at Hidden Rookwood Sculptures

You, too, can experience the immersive sculpture walk at Rookwood along with an array of events, curated and historic tours, artist performances, and short film screenings. The last day of Hidden Rookwood sculptures is Sunday the 9th of October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, which is family day; there will be an array of talks, performances, tours, music, and activities for kids.

More information about the event, as well as to book your place at any events, historic or curated tours, can be found here https://www.hiddeninrookwood.com.au/