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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 2017 AND 2018.  If you are seeking a venue for your Private Function, the Founders Room is available to hire throughout 2017 and 2018. 

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

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March 2017

Proof of Life:
Studio Sessions

15 March - 26 March

Salamanca Arts Centre and Ten Days on the Island present Proof of Life: Studio Sessions Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project The Homesickness Project is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its current iteration is Proof of Life, based in Tasmania. The Homesickness Project’s thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick. Artists, experts, community groups and the…

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24 Carrot Lunch

24 March @ 12:00 pm - 26 March @ 1:00 pm

Presented by Mona and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island Mona’s 24 Carrot program uses the growing, harvesting and preparation of garden produce as an organisational structure for diversified, lifelong learning across twelve Tasmanian schools. Sixty young people will sit for a long-table lunch to share the soup they have prepared from vegetables grown in their gardens. Join them for lunch! VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long…

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Hellenic Dancing (& afternoon tea)

25 March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by  and Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Proof of Life: Studio Sessions in Ten Days on the Island Traditional Greek dances will be performed by members of the Greek community. A short explanatory talk will introduce the performance, which will be followed by a Greek afternoon tea. VENUE: Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre (Lift access to the Long Gallery is available from the Courtyard off Wooby’s Lane) DATE: Saturday 25 March 3:00pm until 5:00pm TICKETS: FREE, no need to book  

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Island Light 2017

30 March - 19 April

Island Light returns in 2017 to showcase stunning photography taken by four Tasmanian landscape photographers: Wolfgang Glowacki, Francois Fourie, Arwen Dyer and Josh Vince. Immerse yourself in the dramatic coastlines, incredible light, wild rivers, ragged mountain ranges and beautiful forests of Tasmania, expertly captured by artists with a passion for the wilderness. Curated by Wolfgang Glowacki. Keep an eye out for artist talks and live music performances throughout the exhibition!! EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 30 March – Wednesday 19 April 2017…

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April 2017

Tarkine in Motion

21 April - 1 May

Tarkine in Motion is one of Australia’s most unique environmental arts project hosted by the Bob Brown Foundation. Over 3 days in April 2016, 120 artists immersed themselves in the wild and unique landscapes of takyana/Tarkine, one of the last great wilderness areas on the planet. Inspired by takayna/Tarkine, the exhibiting artists bring you a multi-platform exhibition showcasing their interpretation of this wild place. This collaborative exhibition that will take you on a journey through threatened landscapes, to the rugged…

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September 2017

Proof of Life

23 September - 15 October

Salamanca Arts Centre presents Proof of Life Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project Proof of Life will present diverse works developed during the Studio Sessions as part of Ten Days On The Island 2017. Tasmanian and interstate artists have been invited to present works with ideas of personal comfort and security, finding their ‘home’, community and connections in a new place and the richness of multicultural society. Many works are based on participatory…

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