Principally 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
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 2016 AND 2017. If you are seeking a venue for your Private Function, the Founders Room is available to hire throughout 2016 and 2017. We will be calling for applications for 2018 in April 2017.
Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Long Gallery.