Rosny Farm is a historically significant site established as early as c1806. The site was a land grant to ex Norfolk Island convict Richard Morgan.
The site is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage register and consists of an early 19th Century stone barn (c1818), mid-19th Century sandstone farm cottage (c1850) and public art gallery set within landscaped grounds at Rosny Park.
In 2006, we partnered with the Tasmanian Community Fund to transform The Barn into an award-winning space to be used for exhibitions, displays and concerts.
Today, Rosny Farm is home to arts and events in the city. Rosny Farm plays host to an annual program of exhibitions, festivals, concerts, performances and holiday activities.
Rosny Farm is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm.
An annual program of exhibitions is held at the Schoolhouse Gallery and delivered through an expression of interest process.
The program features exhibitions by community arts groups, emerging and established professional artists, educational organisations, young people and touring exhibitions.
The Barn plays host to a wide variety of cultural activities including larger-scale exhibitions of contemporary art, installations and national touring exhibitions, concerts and performances and is home to the Jazz Lounge as part of the Clarence Jazz Festival.
In addition, activities in partnership with state-based festivals such as Festival of Voices, Dark Mofo, and Ten Days on the Island, including visual and performing arts programs are hosted in The Barn and Rosny Farm.
The Rosny Cottage is the original farm residence and formerly the green keeper’s cottage of the Rosny Golf Club. The cottage contains interpretive information on the history of the site.