City of Clarence Open Art Exhibition

The Clarence Open Art Exhibition is a biennial event held in both the Schoolhouse Gallery and Rosny Barn at Rosny Farm. Open to all Tasmanian artists, Clarence City Council actively promotes the participation of people in the arts and the Open Art Exhibition provides a valuable opportunity for artists to show their work to the public.

Clarence City Council invites local artists to exhibit paintings, photography, drawing and print works in this ever popular exhibition with prizes.


Call for Entries are now open for the Open Art Prize 2022. 

  • Entries Close: 17th June 2022
    Deliver Artworks: Friday 24th, Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th June between 11am – 5pm
    Official Opening and Prize announcements: Sunday 3rd July at 2pm
    Exhibition Dates: 2nd – 24th July


    Ways to enter:


Previous Winners:

Winners of the 2020 Clarence Open Art Prize

Winners of the 2018 Clarence Open Art prizes –

Overall winner  – Alex Wanders, “Undone image No.8”, acrylic on canvas.

Winner Painting – Margaret Sonnemann, “Antonios the Greek”, Oil

Winner Drawing – Dana Boron, “Still Life”, Pastel

Winner Printmaking – Elizabeth Archer, “At Rest”, Drypoint

Winner Photography/digital imaging – David Walker, “Early morning – to work”, Archival Inkjet print

Mayor’s selection – David Jones, “Clouds over the Handsome Sugarloaf”, Oil

Hanger’s prize – Alison Dower, “Kitchenware”, Mixed media



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