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Long Gallery

Principally a visual arts exhibition space, the famous Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts 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.

APPLY NOW for Private Functions in 2020

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for PRIVATE FUNCTIONS* for inclusion in the 2020 calendar, for both the Long Gallery AND the Founders Room.

This is a SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ROUND for Private Functions ONLY to allow organisers the maximum ammount of time to plan their event (usually Assessments would not be due until 30 April).

*Private Functions include Weddings, Engagement Parties, Birthday Parties, Parties in general, Balls, Dinners, Conferences, and any other non-public non-arts events. 

As the Long Gallery operates primarily as a gallery space we can only accommodate a limited amount of Private Functions in the Long Gallery each year. It is highly unlikely that the Long Gallery will be available during major festival periods (such as June for Dark Mofo etc.).

For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates for Private Functions and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF) prior to submitting your online application. 

midnight SUNDAY 21 January 2019

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

Applications for Exhibitions : 2020 onwards

The Long Gallery is FULL for 2019
SAC are not currently seeking applications for this period

SAC Assesses applications for the Long Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for EXHIBITIONS in the Long Gallery, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire. 

Venue Hire Rates


Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$310 per day / $1300 per week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$400 per day / $1700 per week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$200 per day / $850 per week


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

$2800 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 Venues Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage


CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Long Gallery Calendar.

Please note: The Long Gallery Calendar for 2018 is full and applications for the remaining dates in 2019 are currently being assessed.

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

Image Credits:
SAC35 Installation (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.
Long Gallery Interior (x2).
New Alchemists (2016) (x2). Photographs by Chris Phelps.
Wedding (2017). Photo courtesy of the Hirer.
Wedding (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.
SAC Quiz Night (2013). Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Wedding (2016). Photo courtesy of the Hirer.
Wedding (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.

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