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This will be an unusual event showcasing sculptures
I used to know a lady who regularly wandered around cemeteries! Naturally, I thought she was a bit strange as I had not heard of anyone doing this and it seemed a bit macabre. However, this event sounds fascinating and it is at a cemetery - Rookwood.
Hidden - A Rookwood Sculpture Walk This event celebrates the 10th Anniversary and will be held from 1st September to 1st October 2018.
Sculpture from a previous HIDDEN
Hidden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that is set amongst the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections of the cemetery.
Sculpture from last year's event
The exhibition gets artists to think about the "notion of history, culture, remembrance and love", and allows visitors to observe the creative expression Hidden throughout Australia's largest and most historic cemetery.
At this year's anniversary celebration, Hidden will have an expanded public programme of activities. There will also be a greater focus on "community, youth, education and disadvantaged groups".
Join in for the Launch Party on Saturday the 1st of September at 3.00 pm when the exhibition is officially opened! This year, you can also enjoy music, refreshments and art activities for the children.
INSTAMEET To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Hidden 2018 – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk, Rookwood will be holding a Photography Instameet on the 26th of August. This event will be hosted by three of Australia's top photographers: @etchd, @mattbarryimages & @declanblackall.
You can wander around the Rookwood cemetery, and get involved in Hidden and its world-class sculptures on display. These sculptures will be dotted amongst the gardens and graves of the cemetery.
This photography competition features more than $800 in prizes, so now is the time to come and meet other Instagrammers. Here you will be able to explore a world of photography Hidden throughout the grounds of Rookwood.
You will need to bring your box of props, some of your friends, and your camera equipment and join in this amazing afternoon of photography!
The following artists have been chosen to display their creations at this year's Hidden:
Allyson Adeney - In Memory of Mourning
Aaron Anderson - HERE & GONE
Lee Bethel - The Shadow
Pamela Lee Brenner - Into My Darkened Heart
Melinda Brouwer - Sentinels
Tim Bruniges and Paolo Macchia - Plinth
Will Coles - Untitled (A Gift from England)
Jennifer Conroy Smith - Float
Stuart Cussons - Ka Boat
Claudia De Salvo - Permanent Address
Atanas Djonov - Capsule
Kate Dorrough - Grotto of Tranquility
Fraser the Razor - This Do in Remembrance of Me
Lee FullARTon - Holy Tree Shrine with Tsa
Adam Galea - Weight of Faith
Genevieve Graham - Shadow Mementos
Ulvi Haagensen - The Mourning Sweeper
Olivia Hamilton - What Lies Buried / What Grows
Aedan Harris - Dissolution
Rose Hawker - A Memorial to the Monument
Madeleine Hayes - Roxy's Table
Hobart Hughes - Spirit Headstone 1-5
Sonja Karl - Remembrance Tree
Kenneth Lambert - Apparition
Anne Levitch - On Hold
Ad Long - Memories
Ludwig Mlcek - Spira Mirabilis
Tal Mor Sinay - Refuge
Zara Pasfield - Parrot Party
Peacock Gallery Maker's Circle - Who Will Fill These Shoes?
Donna Turtle Sarten and Bernie Harfleet - Operation Ranch hand
Eye Shen - Counting Time
Amelia Skelton - Preservation and Degradation (Where leaves the rose of yesterday)
Julianne Smallwood - Sleeping with the Fishes
Sydney Art Exchange - Ten x Ten (A Field of Remembrance)
Linda Swinfield - Grave Seats 2018
Christopher Trotter - Headstone for the Unknown
Miho Watanabe - Awareness of Between-ness: Katami once a possession of deceased
Elizabeth West - Portal
Alison Winchester - Our Fallen Stars
Lisa Woolfe - Inflight
Barak Zelig - Hidden from Us
Wow - Many of these sound just amazing - fascinating - a display not to be missed!
And the winner of the SOPA Artist at the Armory Award is Kenneth Lambert - Apparition (6x6) (10x10). Materials used for this sculpture were 36 painted aluminium stems and 100 painted aluminium stems, but you will need to go to the event to see this one!
Kenneth Craig Lambert (KCL) is a contemporary artist who explores the human psyche as well as it's relationship with technology. Kenneth achieves this by using "algorithms and sound frequencies" to create time and space. This can encourage the person looking at his works into a meditative state.
Kenneth Lambert is not just a contemporary artist but also an international award-winning designer and film director born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1971.
During the last five years, he has focused on the arts, having had his first solo exhibition in 2016. This was entitled "Primitive Shadows".
You can see details of the panel for Hidden, plus more information at the website.
The 'Friends' of Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery conduct tours. Quite a few notable people are interned there, as well as many locals. 600 Vaults including the philanthropist Franco Bellgiorno-Nettis and his wife Amina.