What is the Stonemason Carving Competition?
Rookwood General Cemetery (RGC) presents this inaugural Stonemason Carving Competition.
Stonemasons were invited to hand carve a snapshot of an existing or original architectural detail, feature or profile within stone. The carvings submitted depict a geometric architectural detail in a variety of scales and forms.
The carvings submitted were judged on design, execution and finish by:
- Michael Landers, Head Teacher of Stonemasonry, TAFE NSW
- Paul Thurlow, Head Sculptor, Heritage Stone Works (Public Works); and
- Katie Hicks, NSW Cemeteries Advisor, National Trust
The judges faced the unenviable position of selecting first and second place, as well as an apprentice award.
Exhibition On Now
1 April - 16 May 2021
Set within the picturesque gardens of the cemetery, visitors will be invited to view and appreciate the unique hand carving skills of NSW’s stonemasons.
Located on the Village Green, opposite the All Souls.
Hawthorne Avenue (North), Rookwood Cemetery.