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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).

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Lightbox 2019 calendar.
Please note: the Lightbox calendar for 2018 is full.

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 prior to submitting your application. 

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Monday 30 April 2018


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.
SAC is not seeking any further applications for dates within this period.

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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April 2018

The Existence of Ghosts

1 April - 30 April

The Existence of Ghosts is an exhibition by Chi-Ling Tabart who works in timber to create detailed and hand crafted art sculptures. She combines imagination and sentiment to convey the impact of environment change in the islands of Taiwan and Tasmania. “I moved from the island culture of Taiwan to the island culture of Tasmania. Living here I see the Impact of culture and human activities on both islands. Even though different space and different time, we share the same…

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May 2018

Art From Trash 2018 :
entry by Dan O’Toole

1 May - 31 May

Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art. Established in 1993, the Art From Trash exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity. Attracting over 120 artists and 5000 visitors annually, this event has proved itself as a powerful and much needed change agent for a better future. Makers of all ages, styles and stages, from emerging talent to established practitioners, schools and community groups…

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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. 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 store in Manhattan, including to celebrities Lauren Hutton,…

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