Culture and history
Clarence City Council enhances quality of life opportunities and develops a vibrant and culturally sensitive community through the delivery of a broad range of cultural activities across the city. This includes a vibrant program of exhibitions, performances, workshops and festival activities at Rosny Farm and a program of city events and festivals around Clarence. Council also co-presents visual and performing arts activities with a range of external festival partners including Cygnet Folk Festival, Dark Mofo, Ten Days, and Festival of Voices.
The city has a rich and varied history.
We strive to invoke a sense of identity and place in the community through encouraging the participation of the community in the cultural history of Clarence in meaningful and relevant ways.
The recognition, preservation and promotion of the cultural history of a community encourages a sense of pride and participation in that community’s cultural life.
Council’s Cultural History Plan 2018 – 2023 provides strategic direction for Council in the area of cultural history and associated activities and events, through emphasis on the stories that are important to the history and development of Clarence.
Find out more about the City of Clarence's rich and varied history and current activities.
Rosny Farm is a historically significant site established as early as c1806 and is now home to arts and events in the city.
Find out more about public artworks in the city and the Clarence Art Collection
Tasman Bridge disaster
Find out more about the events that led to the collapse of the Tasman Bridge .
Filming in the city
Find out about permits for commercial photography and filming shoots on council land.