Mortuary Station

Mortuary Station
Mortuary Station. Image courtesy Sydney Trains

The striking, ornate, gothic-looking Mortuary Station, located in Chippendale between Sydney’s Central Station and Railway Square, makes its debut in 2016 as a Biennale venue.

Mortuary Station hosts the Embassy of Transition, presenting artists whose works engage with the cycles of life and death, as well as with rites of passage. The Embassy is inspired by the unique venue, a former nineteenth-century funeral station. Heritage-listed Mortuary Station was built as a stop along the rail line for trains transporting coffins and mourners from the city to the burial grounds at Rookwood Cemetery.

Exhibiting artists at this Embassy include:

Embassy of Transition