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Long Gallery

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).

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 (venues@sac.org.au)

The Long Gallery is only able to accomodate a limited number of Private Functions each year. The Long Gallery has reached it’s capacity for Private Functions for the 2022 Calendar.

ALERT ME : Next call for applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Long Gallery, including for special rounds (including NIMBLE and as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from March 2023 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME online form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

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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).

Please note: The Capacity of this venue has been reduced as a result of COVIDd-19 Restrictions relating to public gatherings, physical distancing and density limits.  As these restrictions are subject to change, please contact the Venues Manager via email avenues@sac.org.au for more information.

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 2021

Applications for REMAINING DATES in 2022 Calendar are 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:
Long Gallery Interior 
Wedding (2017) | Photo: courtesy of hirer

Upcoming Events

December 2021


Not Just Paint 7

1 December - 14 December

Presented and curated by the UTAS Painting Society. This annual exhibition of contemporary artworks created by the students and graduates from the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and…

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Natural or Unnatural
[Not Just Paint 7]

1 December - 14 December

Presented and curated by the UTAS Painting Society. This micro-exhibition will be staged in the entrance of the Long Gallery as part of the UTAS Painting Society‘s annual Not Just…

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Images of Tasmania 24

16 December, 2021 - 4 January, 2022

Presented by Images of Tasmania An evolving annual exhibition of around 45 Tasmanian artists, with links to the UTAS School of Creative Arts in its various incarnations, where artists present…

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January 2022


Spirit of Abstraction

18 January, 2022 - 30 January, 2022

The exhibition by Joanna Pinkiewicz showcases works on paper and canvas related to colour theory, symbolism, and metaphysical concepts: Intelligence, Infinity, Space and Creation. The artist is interested in learning…

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