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Top Gallery

Dedicated to exhibiting the works of Emerging Artists,
the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space
infused with heritage character.

The Top Gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is offered to Emerging Artists who are Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal. This heavily subsidised gallery space enables Emerging Artists to exhibit, often for the first time as a solo artist, for month-long periods.  

The Top Gallery is located on Level 2, nestled beneath the Terrapin Puppet Theatre Workshop in the very attic of the Salamanca Arts Centre at the top of the stairs. The rough-cast, limewashed stone walls, exposed beams and wooden flooring offer a counter-point in form and texture to many types of work.

Applying for the Top Gallery

SAC assesses applications for the Top Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds) with special assessment rounds throughout the year if required (due to cancellations etc.).

The Top Gallery is FULL for 2020
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

Please note: All Applications for the Top Gallery must be completed online. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@salarts.org.au

Alert for Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, including for Special Rounds (as a result of cancellations etc.) and for dates from 2021 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

Please note: All Applications for the Top Gallery must be completed online. Paper submissions will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Top Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Top Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Floor Plan

DOWNLOAD the Top Gallery Basic Floor Plan (PDF) or the Window Cover & Hanging Panel Locations Floor Plan (PDF).

Venue Hire Rates


Emerging Artists | Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members:
$150 per month


CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Top Gallery Calendar.

The Top Gallery is FULL for 2019 and 2020
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2020

December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin
February 2020 : Paying Attention by Phillip England
March 2020 : Organised Chaos by Freya Flavell
April 2020 : Placement : Undecided by Emily-Rose Willis
May 2020 : Belinda Casey
June 2020 : SAC’s Dark Mofo Program : Emerging Artist TBC
July 2020 : held. Over. by Suzy Cooper
August 2020 : in situ by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie and Tilley Wood
September 2020 : Roulette by Andrea Green
October 2020 : Still Life by Madeleine Parsons
November 2019 : Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Alice

for 2021

December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Alice

View ALL Top Gallery exhibitions HERE

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Top Gallery.

Image Credits:
MetaMatter (2014) by Nadege Philippe-Janon. Photograph by Craig Opie.
The Great Feast (2013) by Alex Davern. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
DEJA (2011) by CJ Liaubon. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
I Consume Therefore I Am (2014) by Michael Mitro. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Hugging Stranger (2015) by Lui Xianghua. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Me-Helen (2013) by Anna Cocks. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

Upcoming Events

December 2019



6 December, 2019 - 30 January, 2020

Emerging artist Abigail Giblin explores attitudes towards death in contemporary western society through floral installation. Immortelle noun [origin: French, fem. of immortal] 1.     any of various plants that…

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February 2020


Paying Attention

5 February - 28 February

Videos, photographs and ambrotypes document performances conducted in industrially logged Tasmanian native forests, drawing attention to these these overlooked, forlorn and ecologically ravaged, yet recuperating forests. Paying Attention  by emerging artist…

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March 2020


Organised Chaos

7 March - 29 March

A galactic journey of colour and pattern, searching for answers in a boundless universe. Organised Chaos attempts to comprehend the possibilities of a cosmic order or cosmic entropy by mapping…

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