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.
Council stages two major biennial exhibitions on alternate years:
The Clarence Prize and the Open Art Exhibition.
Download Exhibition Program Flyer here
For documentation of our past exhibitions head to our Facebook Page
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.
Register your event in the Clarence area here
Throughout the year Clarence City Council presents a range of performing arts activities including: music, theatre, dance, comedy, masterclasses and workshops. In January and February this takes shape as the Summer Series, and in July and August the Winter Series. Throughout the year Council also co-presents performing arts with a range of external festivals including: MONA FOMA, Dark Mofo, Cygnet Folk Festival and Festival of Voices.
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.
Check the latest workshops here