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Top Gallery

MG_0919-1024x682Dedicated to exhibiting the works of emerging artists, the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space infused with heritage character. Facilities include removable window panels and a kitchenette. This gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is offered to emerging artists who are a Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Member on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.

The Top Gallery nestles one level beneath the Terrapin puppet 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.

Salamanca Arts Centre has a program for the Top Gallery that supports emerging artists with each month showcasing the work of a different emerging artist.

Exhibiting in the Top Gallery

Call for Applications for 2018 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre will soon be calling for applications for inclusion in the Top Gallery 2018 calendar.
WATCH THIS SPACE or sign up to the SAC enews to be updated of when the call out commences.

Please Note: As of this application round, all applications for the Top Gallery are online. 

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Saturday 30 September 2017

View the Top Gallery Calendar for availability

Venue Hire Rates

Emerging Artists / Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members:
$150 for a one-month Hire Period

Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information about the hire of the Top Gallery.

2017 Top Gallery Program

The emerging artists for 2017 are:



Image Credits: DEJA (2011) by CJ Liaubon. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

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August 2017

Home-Scapes II

7 August - 30 August

Home-Scapes II is a portrait of Mary Elizabeth O’Byrne, the artist’s godmother – an ordinary and extraordinary woman, a contemporary and intimate friend of Pridmore’s mother. Inspired by Virgina Woolf’s To The Lighthouse (for the artist Mary Pridmore, Mary O’Byrne was another Mrs Ramsay), and Edouard Vuilard’s suggestive, patterned interiors, these cigar-box-sized gouaches build a (loving) homage to Mary O’Byrne’s life. Memory and reality are fused, the images reflect on the eccentric and homely interior of the red-brick suburban house…

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September 2017

Earth Designs

2 September - 24 September

Sandra Petersen is a Tasmanian artist, sculptor and composer. Sandra’s work responds to Tasmania’s diverse beauty. This exhibition includes works spanning many mediums, including a selection of vibrant paintings, linocuts, woodcuts, ink drawings, photographs, sculptures and music. EXHIBITION DATES:  Saturday 2 – Sunday 30 September 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays OFFICIAL OPENING:  Saturday 2 September 2017 @ 2:00pm WORKSHOPS: Sunday 3 / 10 / 17 / 24 September 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Image Credits: Sandra Petersen. Spotted Quoll. Sandra Petersen. Rain: New…

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December 2017

Darkness and Light
Over the Tasman

1 December, 2017 - 3 January, 2018

Adrian Bradbury‘s visceral paintings of dawn and dusk over the Tasman Sea. This small suite of paintings is a continuation of Adrian’s last body of work ‘First Light’. “It continues my fascination with the dawn light over the Tasman Sea. The subtle gradations of light to dark, and contrast between night and day that can be experienced before the sun rises.” – Adrian Bradbury In an attempt to make interesting, visceral paintings of high intensity, Adrian has focused on a strong…

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