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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 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.

Upcoming Events

July 2016

SHORT COURSE : Christopher Green : Singing the Unspeakable: Festival of Voices 2016

3 July @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A Festival of Voices Short Course “Tina rushes in where even Borat would fear to tread… there’s an exuberance and a bravery that lifts it high above reckless comedy” – The Australian Find out why and how you can sing something that you wouldn’t be able to say in public with this unique workshop with Christopher Green, creator of Tina C and Olivier winning performer and writer who has appeared all over the world, works for the biggest cultural institutions in…

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Singers’ Lounge : Festival of Voices 2016

5 July - 9 July

A Festival of Voices event The heart and soul of the Festival for the singing community. The Singers’ Lounge is the Festival of Voices version of a Festival Club where choirs gather to sing in a far more informal setting, welcoming and cheering voices of all sizes and shapes. The Singer’s Lounge is where memories are made and friends unite. Expect the unexpected as choirs pull out their party pieces and cheeky songs for all to share as we sing…

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SHORT COURSE : Dr Jerry Blackstone : Come and Sing : Festival of Voices 2016

7 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A Festival of Voices Short Course Explore some exciting ways in which you use your voice and discover new and fresh ideas of how to improve your understanding of the choral techniques required for excellent ensemble performance with one of America’s leading choral conductors, Dr Jerry Blackstone. COST: $60 Book your place ONLINE WORKSHOP: Thursday 7 July 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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New Alchemists

23 July - 28 August

Curated by Dr Alicia King Exhibition Dates: Saturday 23 July – Sunday 28 August 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm daily Exhibition Opening: Friday 22 July 2016 Artist talk: Saturday 23 July 2016 Curator’s talk: Saturday 23 July 2016 Exhibiting Artists: Art Orienté Objet (France), Michaela Gleave (Aus), Ian Haig (Aus), Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr (Aus), (in collaboration with Corrie van Sice), Nadege Philippe-Janon (in collaboration with Bill Hart) (Aus), Thomas Thwaites (UK), Lu Yang (China). SAC’s 2016 Major Curated Exhibition New Alchemists is curated by…

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September 2016

RACT Insurance Tasmanian Portraiture Prize

17 September - 2 October

A diverse and exciting portrait exhibition by young and emerging Tasmanian artists. This exhibition showcases the shortlisted portraits produced by aspiring and emerging Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under. Their subject is a Tasmanian who has influenced them in some way. Every year this exhibition attracts diverse, experimental and interesting work that challenges the viewer’s idea of portraiture. The prize is open to artists across many disciplines, who work in a range of media including digital, painting, drawing, textile and photography.…

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