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HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections of the cemetery. The exhibition invites artists to ponder the notion of history, culture, remembrance and love and allows audiences to witness creative expression hidden throughout Australia's largest and most historic cemetery.

Guardians of Rookwood

Up until the Victorian era it was common practice to bury a dog in a cemetery to protect the cemetery and the souls of people buried there. Dogs were also buried to guide the recently deceased into the afterlife. Appearing to the living as spirit dogs they were known as ‘Church Grims’ and it is said that all historical cemeteries have one. It is unlikely Rookwood doesn’t have its own Grim, a forgotten unmarked grave amongst the necropolis, the church yard protector and spiritual guardian for those who have passed.

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