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Long Gallery

SAC-35-Friday-03621Principally a visual arts exhibition space, the famous Long Gallery is the largest space within the Centre, yet has an intimacy and warmth that is hard to beat. Originally a store for whaling products, then filled with can-labelling machinery during the jam factory days, the Long Gallery has provided the backdrop to countless exhibitions, conventions, balls, auctions, recitals, workshops, product launches and live performances. It is located on the first floor of the Centre.

An enigmatic venue where 180 year-old polished floor boards stretch for 30 metres past rows of oaken columns to limewashed sandstone walls. Licensed for 400 patrons and with French doors opening above Salamanca Place, the Long Gallery is always in high demand for exhibitions, functions, conferences and acoustic music events. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs. Once experienced, never forgotten.


Hiring the Long Gallery

Application Process
Download the Long Gallery Information and Application Kit
View the Long Gallery Calendar for Availability

Venue Hire Rates


Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$250 per day / $1100 per week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$350 per day / $1500 per week

Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$180 per day / $770 per week


All Private Functions / Events
(includes weddings, performances, conferences etc)

$2500 per event (maximum hire period of 4 days)*

*Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 4 day Hire Period for the Long Gallery / 4 day Hire Period for the Kitchen / payment of SAC Bar Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage



Please note: As the Long Gallery operates primarily as a gallery space we can only accommodate a limited amount of Private Functions (including weddings) each year. We have reached our capacity for Private Functions in the Long Gallery for 2016 AND 2017.  If you are seeking a venue for your Private Function, the Founders Room is available to hire throughout 2016 and 2017. We will be calling for applications for 2018 in April 2017.

Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Long Gallery.

Upcoming Events

October 2016

Re-turn to Wild

28 October - 30 October

Pop-up exhibition showcasing the paintings of West Coast artist, Rose-Marie LeRoi (1942 – 2000) and other Tasmanian artists passionate about wilderness. Curator: Rebecca Whyte Organisers: Jeannie-Marie LeRoi, Serena King “Going to the mountains is going home…” – John Muir  Re-turn to Wild was inspired by nature and its role as nurturer and provider.  In our busy world where we are disconnected from its living force, this exhibition provides a moment of reflection, of appreciation – a moment where we can turn to…

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November 2016

Anton Holzner : Paintings 1993 – 2016

17 November - 28 November

A retrospective of paintings by Anton Holzner from 1993 – 2016 There is such a visceral immediacy, physical energy and drama in Anton Holzner’s paintings that it is difficult to reconcile that they are the work of a man in his late seventies. Indeed his art has remained fresh and vigorous throughout fifty or more years. Long experience has however given him greater freedom as well as absolute mastery over means, so his recent paintings are every bit as spirited…

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