Clarence City Council is calling for applications from those wishing to participate in its 2023 exhibitions program at the Rosny Farm Arts Centre. Clarence City Council aims to present a diverse program that offers a balance of emerging and established artists as well as a diversity of age, background, gender, culture and ability. Practitioners in any field of creative endeavor are eligible to apply, including (but not limited to) visual arts, design, new media, craft, and fashion.
Applications close Monday 15th August, 5pm, 2022
For further information please contact the Gallery Co-Ordinator, Sarah Bishop
p: (03) 6217 9607
If you need assistance to fill out the online form, or need to apply in an alternative way (mail out form) please contact the Gallery.
Clarence City Council accepts applications from local, interstate and overseas artists, curators, arts collectives, and organisations.
Applications to exhibit can be for solo shows or curated group shows. (Note: A limited number of solo shows are programmed each year). The curatorial committee prefers applications based on new work or substantially reworked exhibitions.
Assessors will consider the following criteria:
• strong conceptual basis
• quality of design and production
• original and distinctive work
• relevance and timeliness to the Clarence community
WHAT YOU GET
All exhibitions are supported by Clarence City Council.
- Approximately 4 week exhibition, free of charge [includes 1 week in total for install / de-install]
- Installation and de-installation of the work with the assistance of experienced staff
- Curatorial and professional advice
- 25% commission on sales compared with industry standard 40%
- Design and distribution of an email invitation
- Email to our large mailing list of art industry professionals and the public
- Advertising and marketing of exhibition on our social networks and in local newspaper, and inclusion in the program’s electronic and hard copy newsletters
- Presence on the Clarence Arts and Events website www.clarenceartsandevents.net
- Exhibition opening, including refreshments, staff for opening night
- Openings are the first Thursday night of the exhibition period from 5.30-7.30pm, unless otherwise negotiated.
- AV equipment such as flat screen monitors and projectors are available. Please contact staff for list of available tech/AV gear.
- Staff for invigilation of the exhibition (Wednesday-Sunday)
- Exhibitions will be open to the public for visitation 11.00am to 5.00pm Wednesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, between Christmas and the first week of January and over the Easter public holidays).
THE GALLERY SPACES
Rosny Farm Arts Centre is a unique cultural centre in the City of Clarence. The site has important
historical roots as a fine example of an early walled farmyard containing a beautiful heritage listed
sandstone barn and farm cottage. The site itself represents the opportunity for artists to consider
outdoor installation/exhibitions in a variety of media.
The Schoolhouse Gallery is the newest building on the Rosny Farm site and is a replica of a schoolhouse
that was built at Osterly in central Tasmania in 1890. The Schoolhouse Gallery hosts approximately 14
exhibitions annually ranging from professional artists to community groups and schools. The Gallery also hosts associated arts workshops and a very popular and vibrant school holiday arts program.
The Barn at Rosny Farm is a multi-purpose, small capacity arts venue situated in the cultural hub of
Hobart’s Eastern Shore. The venue is a c1818 stone barn which has been tastefully refurbished to retain
its colonial aspect whilst catering to a broad range of arts based activities. The Barn is suitable for larger
scale exhibitions and installations by negotiation. Please contact the gallery first if you are planning on applying for this space.
Rosny Farm Lawns surround the buildings on the site, there is opportunity here to display outdoor sculptures and ephemeral works. Please contact the gallery first if you are planning on applying for this space.
The Council Foyer is a high-traffic space within the Clarence City Council chambers. It is a singular wall
that will do well with paintings, prints, small sculpture or photographs.