SAC Staff Changes :
Creative Producer

A note from the CEO:

On 2 June 2018 Kath Melbourne advised me that she is unable to execute all her duties according to her position description, and as such Kath tendered her resignation.  In accepting Kath’s resignation I have also taken the opportunity to thank Kath for her contribution to SAC this year and to convey our best wishes for her future endeavours and recovery.

During the past month or so Emma Porteus, who has managed SAC’s Situate Art in Festivals program, has also been Acting Creative Producer, and will now take on the all encompassing role of Creative Producer, Arts & Public Programs (of which Situate Art in Festivals is a part). I have every confidence that Emma will continue to do a fantastic job in her new role as SAC continues to develop new projects, to support artists to create new works of national significance to connect, through their art, with our audiences and other communities.

– Joe Bugden, CEO

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Apply ONLINE NOW to exhibit at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) in 2019

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
Apply ONLINE NOW to exhibit at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) in 2019

SAC is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the 2019 visual arts calendar for the following galleries:
LONG GALLERY
SIDESPACE GALLERY
TOP GALLERY
LIGHTBOX

APPLICATIONS CLOSE midnight Monday 30 April 2018

For more information, to download the Conditions of Hire and to APPY ONLINE go to http://www.salarts.org.au/venues and select the applicable gallery

APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON! Call Out for Artists Proposals spanning 2018 / 2019 : HyPe Hybrid Performance Program

HyPe, SAC’s Hybrid Performance Program, supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing limitations of traditional performance making. Up to $10k to support experimentation, pushing the boundaries of your practice and experimenting with new ways of working.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 26 March 2018 @ 9:00am

CLICK HERE for more info and to APPLY ONLINE

Call Out for Artists Proposals spanning 2018 / 2019 : HyPe Hybrid Performance Program

HyPe, SAC’s Hybrid Performance Program, supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing limitations of traditional performance making. Up to $10k to support experimentation, pushing the boundaries of your practice and experimenting with new ways of working.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 26 March 2018 @ 9:00am

CLICK HERE for more info and to APPLY ONLINE

Artist-Curator Project |
October 2018 |
Salamanca Arts Centre

Are you an artist flirting with the idea of becoming a curator?
We’ve got the opportunity for you!

Constance ARI is partnering with Salamanca Arts Centre to give one early-career artist or artistic collaboration the opportunity to develop a multi-site curatorial project. The project will enable to selected artist to explore their own artistic endeavours through the creation of curatorial discussion between their own work and the work of others, enabling examination of their own practice in new ways. The project aims to develop the hybrid skill-set of the Artist-Curator, and to highlight the importance of this practice within artist-run initiatives. Applications that examine the model of curating as a means of expression and critical discussion will be highly regarded.


Open to Tasmanian artists only


For more details and to apply, see the application form HERE.

APPLICATION CLOSE:
12:00midnight Sunday 4 February 2018


Dark Mofo highlights Tasmanian artists through collaborations with SAC

During June, as part of Dark Mofo 2017, Salamanca Arts Centre will host a number of exciting new projects – including live music, installations and new text-based theatre.

Salamanca Arts Centre is excited to once again collaborate with Dark Mofo, and we look forward to welcoming local, interstate and international audiences into the Arts Centre,” says SAC’s Acting CEO Joe Bugden. “In particular, SAC commends this year’s festival team for their ongoing commitment to recognising, valuing and presenting new Tasmanian work.”

The Long Gallery will house Outposts, curated by Brendan Walls, in which “lost signals and voices from the electro-magnetosphere seethe and mutter in the dark.” 

Outposts will feature installations by artists Peter Blamey, Eden Meure, Sally McIntyre, Pip Stafford and Brendan Walls/Robert Ashley.

During the festival weekend evenings the Long Gallery will be taken over by The Last Bastion. This live performance, which is also curated by Brendan Walls, is described as a “sonic assault”. The line-up includes Matt Warren, Julia Drouhin, Dani Kirby, Edwina Stevens (Eves) and Jen Tait, SmashHits (Eden Meure, Bethany Sweatman and Tom Robb), Julius Schwing, Alf Jackson, Greg Kingston, Alethea Coombe, Michael Matherson Saunders, Lexie Lynch and Dangerous Game.

Meanwhile the Peacock Theatre will host the debut of two new theatre works by Tasmanian sound-based theatre collective, Radio Gothic, featuring Heath Brown, Briony Kidd, Carrie McLean, Alison Mann, Jason James, Katie Robertson, and Craig Irons. The collective has been supported by the Australia Council through Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe (Hybrid Performance) Program to develop new Episodes during 2017.

Presented by Dark Mofo from 7 – 11 June, Episode 2: The Hanniford Tapes, written by Carrie McLean, sees a psychiatrist obsessing over the murder committed by her client, as a woman’s voice consumes her mind.

In Episode 3: The Illustrated Girl, written by Alison Mann, a woman wakes up to find a sinister tattoo on her hand. 

Presented as a double-bill, these stories are created by the collective using experimental live foley and sampling techniques to create a unique theatrical experience.

Dark Mofo presented the first Radio Gothic project, Episode 1: The Pit, to acclaim during last year’s festival.

Also in this year’s Dark Mofo, the Peacock Theatre will host the durational The Second Woman, a mesmerising 24-hour performance in which the artist invites one hundred men to star opposite her in a scene adapted from John Cassavetes’ American drama, Opening Night (1977).

During June Salamanca Arts Centre’s program will also include:

Products of ConceptionEmma Magnusson-Reid’s solo exhibition in the Top Gallery

Windows to the Soul Phillip England’s Tintype photography portrait exhibition in the Studio Gallery

Well, Hello! A site-specific installation by Sanja Pahoki in Kelly’s Garden

 

Image Credits:

Top – Sally Ann McIntyre. Das Grosse Rauschen: The Metamorphosis of Radio (2016).

Bottom – Radio Gothic image by Oliver Berlin

 

SAC40 call out: What do you know about that giant octopus?

Do you know more about this giant octopus project in the 1980s? Get in touch.

ABC story: Salamanca Arts Centre digs deep into archives ahead of 40th anniversary

Strange and marvellous things have been happening at Salamanca Arts Centre for around four decades now. Whether it’s a giant octopus taking over, an Arts Ball to promote ‘socially responsible decadence’ or a protest at the market— these sandstone walls have seen it all!

Attendees of the SAC Arts Ball in the 1990s.

As a celebration of our 40th anniversary year in 2017 we want to share with the Tasmanian community the richness, exuberance and diversity of the precinct’s cultural history. We’re asking the public to share memorabilia and stories about what has made Salamanca Arts Centre (and the whole area) such a special and exciting place.

Do you have a photo of going to a show in the Peacock when you were a kid?

Did you dress up for one of the Arts Balls in the Long Gallery back in the day?

Were you an artist creating, exhibiting or performing in the centre and publicising your work in an unusual way?

Or maybe you were involved in some spontaneous political or artistic ‘happening’ that we can’t yet imagine or put into words!

Whatever your SAC memorabilia entails, we invite you to share it with us… so that we can share it with Tasmania.

GET INVOLVED

Do you have old photos, slides, newspaper cuttings or similar? Items may be used in the programming of our 40th anniversary celebrations and/or to add to our archive. This project is about showcasing the tradition of vibrancy in Tasmania’s arts community, and your assistance is invaluable.

To contribute get in touch by Wednesday 31 May 2017 via research@sac.org.au