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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.

Applying for the Long Gallery

SPECIAL CALL for Applications for 2018 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Long Gallery 2018 calendar.
This is a SPECIAL CALL, as we have almost filled the Long Gallery Calendar for 2018 and only have limited dates available. 

The available dates are between:
Tuesday 20 March – Monday 30 April 2018

Applications must be for exhibitions spanning a minimum of 1 week.

For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates for 2018 and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire prior to submitting your application. 

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Thursday 31 August 2017


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

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. Applications for Private Functions in 2019 are due midnight 30 April 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.

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August 2017

National Exhibition :
MAANZ Symposium

16 August - 26 August

Curated by Bev Plowman and Fiona Tettman. MAANZ Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand presents a National Exhibition of Mosaics made from varied mediums. They are contemporary, innovative, creative, and made by International Artists and  artists from all around Australia. EXHIBITION DATES:  Wednesday 16 – Saturday 26 August 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm daily FLOOR TALK: Join MAANZ Education Officer Caitlin Hughes on a Floor Talk of the National Exhibitions. Observe the diversity in contemporary mosaic practice through the discussion…

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September 2017

RACT Insurance
Tasmanian Portrait Prize

2 September - 16 September

The Tasmanian Portraiture Prize presented by RACT Insurance is a prestigious award for Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under.  The prize, which started in 2008, is open to artists across many disciplines, with past award recipients working in mixed media, print, photography, painting, video and drawing. Tasmania’s premier portraiture award is the result of a highly successful partnership between RACT Insurance, Clemenger Tasmania and Tasmanian Regional Arts. The objective of the award is to foster the development of emerging Tasmanian…

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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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