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Salamanca Art Centre’s most intimate venue
is encountered even before passing through the front doors.

Commanding the best public location in Salamanca Place, the Lightbox is a square metre of window space available to selected artists to install works that utilise the attributes of this special exhibition space. This gallery is part of SAC’s subsidised program and is offered to SAC Associate Members and SAC Resident Artists for FREE on the acceptance of an exhibition application.

The Lightbox is a window space beside the main entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre on Salamanca Place and can be viewed by the public 24 hours a day.

SAC has an on-going curatorial program for artists to interpret the space with specific installations that reflect its dimensions and the passage of light through it.

In May 2019 the Lightbox underwent some renovations to increase the visibility of works, which included: the removal of the multi-pane window, which was replaced with a single pane window, and new white walls and floor.

Applying for the Lightbox for 2021

SAC assesses applications for the Lightbox twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Lightbox 2021 Calendar. 

Applications are sought for installations and small 3D or sculpture works, including jewellery, ceramics, textile.
Applications are sought from solo artists, duos and small groups of artists.

For more information on the hire of the Lightbox, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire (PDF).

midnight WEDNESDAY 30 September 2020


Please note: All Applications for the Lightbox must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Lightbox, including for SPECIAL ROUNDS (in the case of cancellations), please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Lightbox, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire (PDF)

Venue Hire Rates


Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members / Resident Artists:
FREE for a one month Hire Period (approx.)


The Lightbox is FULL for 2020
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

Call for Applications for Dates in 2021 OPEN NOW!

CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Lightbox Calendar.

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on exhibiting in the Lightbox.

Image Credits:
Night Light (2016) by Joey Gracia. Photograph by Joey Gracia.
A world of my own (2009) by Michelle Gopal. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Gentle Indifference (2010) by Raef Sawford.  Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Kitchen Sink (2010) by Lotte Kronborg. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Psyence (2011) by Michelle Gopal. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Migration (2010) by Bert Aperloo. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

Upcoming Events

September 2020



1 September - 30 September

An exhibition of small sculptural works in wood by Taiwanese / Tasmanian artist Chi-Ling Tabart “I crave a dream, I struggle with it, I fight for it, I risk my…

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October 2020


Karen Takes It Further

1 October - 1 November

An installation by Karen Lyttle. “A frequent fossicker, I have an armoury of oddments that I’ve kept with a pre ordained knowledge asserting that they will be useful one day.…

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November 2020


Itsy Bitsy
Teeny Weeny
Micro Mosaics
Donna Ritchie

2 November - 30 November
Micro Mosaic by Donna Ritchie

An installation by Donna Ritchie “This installation is a combination of my Arts Residency in Cradle Mountain, my recent international art trips to Hong Kong, UK and Italy, and my…

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