The famous Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre. It has an intimacy and warmth that’s 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 Level 1 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 and private functions. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs.
Applying for the Long Gallery
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).
Applications are sought for exhibitions by Arts Organisations, Festivals, Solo Artists and Groups of Artists, working in any medium, and also PRIVATE FUNCTIONS*
*Private Functions include Weddings, Engagement Parties, Birthday Parties, Parties in general, Balls, Dinners, Conferences, and any other non-public or 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 either the Long Gallery OR the Founders Room will be available during major festival periods (such as June for Dark Mofo etc.).
Please note: All applications for the Long Gallery must be completed online. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ALERT ME : Next call for applications
To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Long Gallery, including for SPECIAL ROUNDS (as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from March 2024 onwards, 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 (PDF).
Venue Hire Rates
Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$310 per Day / $1,300 per Week
Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$400 per Day / $1,700 per Week
Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$200 per Day / $850 per Week
All Private Functions / Events (includes Weddings, Performances, Conferences etc.)
$2,800 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. See the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF) for more details.
CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Long Gallery calendar.
The Long Gallery is full for the remainder of 2022.
Limited dates remaining in 2023.
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.
Long Gallery Interior
Wedding (2017) | Photo: courtesy of hirer