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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 our subsidised program and is offered to SAC Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.

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.

Applying for the Lightbox

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) with special assessment rounds throughout the year if required (due to cancellations).

For more information on exhibiting in the Lightbox,  please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire (PDF) prior to submitting your online application.

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

Alert for Next Call for Applications

APPLICATIONS for 2020 are currently being assessed

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, including for dates in 2020 and from 2021 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Please note: All Applications for the Top Gallery must be completed online. Paper submissions will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

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


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

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on the hire of 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

May 2019


self assembly
Lightbox Installation

10 May - 30 June

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre, stART and Simon Spain. Part of an ongoing public participatory artwork self assembly by Simon Spain These nine figures were made by Robert Fielding, Jorjia Gillis, Yvette Holt, Joshua…

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July 2019


Endangered Species
in Fibre

1 July

An installation by Amanda Meadows, Fibre Safari An installation of unique wild animal sculptures created using the technique of needle felting and featuring Australia’s endangered fauna. These beautiful animal sculptures…

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August 2019


Miss Garton’s Home
for Whimsical Dolls

1 August - 31 August

An unraveling of the mysterious souls that lay in wait, some for many decades, to emerge from dried up paint tubes, rusty nails, tins and tattered fabric. This eclectic mix…

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October 2019


A Princess’ Castle

1 October - 31 October

A seemingly precarious, precious castle stands tall and strong. Stacked bottles form the foundations for this castle. Stacked in a seemingly precarious arrangement, these discarded bottles are found, cleaned and…

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