School art classes invited probe Hidden opportunity

SCHOOLS looking to showcase their students’ creativity as well as helping to develop their life skills, are invited to submit an entry into this year’s Hidden Sculpture Exhibition at Rookwood Cemetery.

The exhibition will be held from October 21 to November 19 and curator Dr Kath Fries says submissions need to respond to the themes which explore Rookwood’s contemporary relevance, diverse cultural practices, historical significance, celebration of life or personal stories.
Other Hidden themes include contemplation, cycle of life, death, grief, mourning, love and remembrance.
“We are looking for a broad span of works ranging from celebratory, big, bright, and colourful, through to personal, contemplative and thought provoking,” Dr Fries said.
“The experience aims to provide primary and secondary students with many positive and beneficial learning opportunities in areas of visual arts, history, society and culture, science, community and family studies and religious studies.
“It’s also a great opportunity for students to visit the cemetery and think about the different ways of engaging with it creatively including talking about death and dying and sharing ideas with each other.”
Students’ work will be exhibited alongside professional artists, with a prize to the value of $1,000 for the winning school entry.
With entries closing on May 5, schools are welcome to discuss their proposal idea with Dr Fries via email before submitting their entry:
Details, entries: