Festival of Roses - Open Garden Day

Sunday 21 November


Woolmers Estate’s popular Festival of Roses will return in 2021 in the form of an Open Garden Day.

The day will see a range of plants for sale as well as a fabulous range of all things gardening related.

Join Woolmers Estate in this celebration of the return of the rose blooming season.

$15 per person – under 16 years old free

Due to current government guidelines limited tickets will be available and the event will be conducted across morning and afternoon sessions. Have your Check-in TAS app ready on arrival to ensure smooth entry and please observe all public health directives and signage.

This is a smoke-free event.


Tasmanian Disability Festival - Interactive Expo

Saturday 4 December

A collection of engaging events and initiatives, showcasing the latest services, products and information for those living with and supporting those with disability.

Held at the historic Woolmers Estate, local and national exhibitors will showcase their products and services in a range of interactive and engaging ways.

Come along and connect with organisations and community groups aligned with the disability sector.

A great selection of entertainment and activities for people of all ages will also be available to patrons on the day.

The Interactive Expo will be set in the state of the art facilities of Woolmers’ Nigel Peck Centre, surrounded by the beautiful in bloom rose garden.

This is a smoke-free event.



Tasmanian Disability Festival - Art Exhibition and Prize

December 6 — December 31

The Tasmanian Disability Festival Art Prize provides a state-wide platform for Tasmanian artists who live with disability to share their art. This prize aims to recognise the substantial artistic and creative talent within the disability sector while also providing a platform for sharing and connection.

The TDF Art prize is free to enter and is open to all people over the age of 18 living with disability who reside in Tasmania. All visual art mediums are welcomed. The TDF Art Prize will be curated by the Exhibition Coordinator & Collaborative Consultant for the art sector Patrick Sutczak, who will work with the installation team to curate the exhibition.

Finalists will be announced on Friday December 3 at the Tasmanian Disability Festival Gala Dinner and Awards

Up to 40 finalists will be chosen from all valid entries by the Exhibition Coordinator and Collaborative Consultant. 

Finalists will be on display at Northern Tasmania’s historic Woolmers Estate from 6th – 31st December.  An online portal will also be available over the duration of the viewing period. From these finalists, a winner will be determined for each of the below categories by a panel of three selected judges.

The Tasmanian Disability Festival has brought together a highly qualified panel of judges from across Tasmania to determine the category winners. The panel consists of:

•Joe Bugden: CEO, Salamanca Arts Centre,

•Kim Schneiders: Founding Director of Interweave Arts, and

•Birgitta Magnusson-Reid: Visual Arts Coordinator, Devonport Regional Gallery.

The theme for the 2021 event is “Resilience” 

For the inaugural Tasmanian Disability Festival Art Prize artists living with a disability are invited to enter a 2D, 3D, video or audio work that responds to the theme of Resilience. The exhibition theme can be interpreted in ways that could encompass strength, vulnerability, adaptability, inclusivity, empowerment, growth or identity. Entrants are encouraged to think broadly and creatively about what Resilience means to them and convey that through their chosen art medium.