Words by Emilya Colliver
There’s nothing that gets you excited for the weekend, like the prospects of taking the family on a graveyard visit.
Sounds like an oddly morbid choice after a long working week? Taking place in Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, HIDDEN 2017 is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections.
Forty-two artworks are hidden amongst the graves - a pile of plaster bones, pearly gates, fallen poppy petals made out of glazed red stone.
Fascinating and uncanny, the artworks touchingly focus upon the importance of commemorative events to celebrate love and life.
Particularly loved Tully Arnot’s Exhalations - a multi-channel soundscape. According to Arnot, ‘the haunting sounds created by the artwork explore themes of loss, longing and absence … designed to create a fleeting experience of the artwork’.
If you’re tired of the same old, and looking for an exhibition with a twist you should definitely check this one out.
Showing till September 24th