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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 emerging artists to interpret the space with specific installations that reflect its dimensions and the passage of light through it. Options for lighting and sound are also considered by SAC, and there has been a great deal of interest from other disciplines such as architecture and puppetry.

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).

Applications for 2019 have now CLOSED.
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently assessing applications for inclusion in the Lightbox 2019 calendar.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Lightbox, 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 Lightbox must be completed online. Paper submission will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@salarts.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.

Venue Hire Rates


Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members:
FREE for a one month Hire Period


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

Please note: The Lightbox Calendar for 2018 is full and applications for 2019 are currently being assessed.

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.

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June 2018

The Night Gobblers

1 June - 30 June

In this installation, Donna Ritchie explores how we illuminate the dark constantly. And at what cost. The Night Gobblers are the monsters that steal our darkness. They are the lights themselves, the monster machines that generate the light and the monster money munchers that make us pay for the light. The Night Gobblers represent the ever expanding sources of light pollution, that diminish our perception of the night skies, increasingly in our cities and suburban areas. This “gobbling up” of…

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July 2018

Angry Underwear

2 July - 31 July

In 1988, before Madonna’s pointy bra, Tania Ferrier started a business making feminist underwear for strippers in New York. ANGRY UNDERWEAR NYC. from Tania Ferrier on Vimeo. It began after an incident at the club when a customer sexually abused a dancer and Tania painted Angry Pussy Pants for her to wear on stage in a show of retaliation. Tania went on to become a media sensation with the project, Angry Underwear and sold her artwork at an exclusive lingerie…

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