Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust (The Trust) is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for Flickering Stone, an exhibition of video and moving image art that will be exhibited as part of Hidden – A Rookwood Sculpture Walk. This is a new component to Hidden. The Trust invites artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and with an interest in heritage to apply. The Trust is interested in exhibiting video and moving image art that responds to themes surrounding the Rookwood site, such as history, culture, remembrance, and love. This could include grief, loss, mourning, spirituality, the environment, and different cultural beliefs around burial, memorialization, end of life, and how cemeteries could look in the future.
Deadline: 11 Aug 2018
Hidden is Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust’s signature annual event. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Hidden was established to encourage public use of the historic Rookwood Cemetery. It enables the greater community to explore Rookwood Cemetery – the oldest, largest, and most multicultural cemetery in Australia. The exhibition is a platform for community engagement. While it remains respectful of its purpose and place, it aims to de-mystify some of the misconceptions surrounding cemeteries as dark and intimidating settings.
This year, over 40 sculptural artworks will be placed in amongst the graves at Rookwood Cemetery. For the first time, a new digital component will be added to the exhibition. Visitors to Hidden will be invited to sit and contemplate video artworks within our historic American War Pavilion.
No application fee. The Flickering Stone Award has no restrictions with regard to where an artist resides. Flickering Stone exhibition runs from 1 September to 1 October 2018
Flickering Stone Artist Benefits
Awards are valued at over $2,000. Flickering Stone Award awarded to the value of $1,000 USD. Peacock Gallery Moving Image Awards valued at $500 AUD each.
Hidden is continuing, year-on-year, to grow in popularity and has firmly established itself as part of the Sydney outdoor sculpture event calendar. Hidden 2017 saw tracked visitation double (with around 5,000 people visiting the exhibition) and media coverage increase three-fold.
About Rookwood Cemetary
Steeped in history and reflecting the cultural diversity of wider Sydney, Rookwood Cemetery is a tranquil and fascinating place of historical significance and considerable natural and built beauty. With a total area similar in size to the Sydney CBD, Rookwood is the largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere and the largest Victorian cemetery in the world. Having been established in 1867, today it is the final resting place for more than a million people. Each year over 2,000 interments and commemorations are performed, representing the vast majority of religious and cultural groups throughout Sydney.
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