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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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July 2017
Gold coin donation.

Out of Hand 2017

28 July - 8 August

Fibre, Fabric, Books, Paper, Baskets, Jewellery, Embroidery, Printing, Wearable Art, Accessories, Felting, Shoes, Dyeing, Mixed media, 3D & 2D works by the members of Stitching & Beyond. Tasmanian based group, Stitching & Beyond, present their latest explorations of Textile Art, for exhibition, sale and contemplation. This 7th biennial exhibition is an opportunity for members to share our knowledge and passion for traditional and contemporary textiles. Curated by Lynne Beck. Entry by gold coin donation. EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 28 July – Tuesday…

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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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