Running for more than 20 years the Clarence Open Art Exhibition provides a rare and valuable opportunity for Tasmanian artists of all levels to participate in a vibrant and diverse artistic display within Rosny Farm.

This year has proved to be one of the most popular exhibitions since its inception, with over 250 entries received from local artists.

The biennial exhibition continues to go from strength to strength, showcasing local talent and creativity and demonstrating Clarence City Council’s ongoing commitment to providing cultural programs for the whole community.

This year local artists are exhibiting paintings, photography, drawings and print works. There will be prizes in each category to the value of $3,300, and a Mayor’s and People’s Choice award.

Clarence Mayor, Doug Chipman, said the event took pride of place in the Council’s Art and Culture calendar and was a wonderful way to bring the community together.

“Arts and culture have an important role to play in making Clarence the vibrant place that it is to live,” said Alderman Chipman.

“We are very proud of this exhibition which has now been running for decades. It is a firm favourite with local artists, giving both established and emerging talents an opportunity to exhibit their work.”

The judges this year are Neil Haddon (Painter and Hadley’s Landscape Art Prize winner 2018) and Christina Scott (Printmaker and former Curator at Henry Jones Art Hotel).

Prizes will be announced this Sunday, July 29 from 2 – 4pm, at the official opening event at Rosny Farm. Everyone is welcome to come along and be inspired by the creativity of the community.