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Who we are

We are the Arts and Events unit of Clarence City Council. Clarence Council enhances quality of life opportunities and develops a vibrant and culturally sensitive community through the delivery of a broad ranging program of arts and events across the city.

Exhibitions program

An annual program of approximately 12 exhibitions is held in the Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Farm and is delivered through an expression of interest process. The program has a strong community focus featuring community arts groups, professional artists, educational organisations, young people and touring exhibitions.

Additional exhibitions are held in The Barn at Rosny Farm including larger scale exhibitions of contemporary art, installations and national touring exhibitions and activities in partnership with state based festivals such as Festival of Voices, Dark Mofo and Ten Days on the Island

Council stages two major biennial exhibitions on alternate years:

The Clarence Prize for Excellence in Furniture Design and the Open Art Exhibition.

City Events and Festivals

Council plays a vital role in the delivery and support of events across the city. This includes coordinating events as well as providing financial and other forms of assistance to non-Council events. Additional support includes access to venues, marketing assistance and offering community grants for projects and events that occur within Clarence.

Concerts and performances

Throughout the year Council presents a range of performing arts events including music, theatre, dance and comedy. In January and February this takes shape as the Summer Series. During this series and throughout the year Council also co-presents performing arts with a range of external festivals including Cygnet Folk Festival, MONA FOMA, Australian Wooden Boat Festival, and Festival of Voices.

Holiday activities

During each school holiday period Council hosts a range of popular and affordable arts based workshops. Activities in the past have included, drawing, acting, clay sculpting, silk painting, drumming and circus skills.

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