We are the Arts and Events unit of the Clarence City Council working out of the Rosny Farm Arts Centre. We aim to enhance the quality of life and creative opportunities for our community and beyond, whilst developing a vibrant and culturally sensitive community through the delivery of a broad ranging program of arts and events across the City of Clarence on the Eastern Shore of Hobart, Tasmania.
Who we are
Within our unique gallery spaces our annual program of approximately 14 exhibitions is held in the Schoolhouse Gallery and Rosny Cottage at Rosny Farm. This program is delivered through an expression of interest process. The program has a strong community focus featuring a vibrant mix of community arts groups, professional artists, educational organisations, young people and touring contemporary exhibitions.
Additional exhibitions are held in The Barn at Rosny Farm including larger scale exhibitions of contemporary art, installations and national touring activities in partnership with state based festivals such as Dark Mofo and Ten Days on the Island.
Applications for the following year open mid year annually. More information on criteria and applications here.
The Rosny Farm Arts Centre is the unique and picturesque cultural heart of the City of Clarence, owned and operated by the Clarence City Council, and is comprised of several spaces.
The Barn at Rosny Farm is a sandstone multi-purpose, small capacity arts venue situated in the cultural hub of Rosny Farm.
The Schoolhouse Gallery hosts approximately 14 exhibitions a year featuring both professional artists and community groups and schools. The Gallery is open to the public 11am – 5pm Wednesday- Sunday.
City Events and Festivals
Clarence City 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 the Clarence area.
Clarence City Council accepts Companion Cards at all our events. Please contact us if you require a companion card booking when purchasing tickets to our events.
Throughout the year Clarence City Council presents a range of performing arts activities including: music, theatre, dance, comedy, masterclasses and workshops. Throughout the year Council also co-presents performing and visual arts with a range of external festivals including: MONA FOMA, ten Days on the Island, Cygnet Folk Festival and Beaker St Festival.
During each school holiday period Clarence City 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.