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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. This 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 exhibt, 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 – REMAINING DATES in 2019 and 2020

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).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the remaining dates in the Top Gallery 2019 calendar and also the 2020 calendar.

Remaining dates in 2019:
– October 2019

Dates in 2020:
– February 2020
– March 2020
– April 2020
– May 2020
– June 2020
– July 2020
– August 2020
– September 2020
– October 2020
– November 2020
– December 2020

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

midnight TUESDAY 30 April 2019

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@salarts.org.au

Applications for 2021 onwards

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

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).

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.

Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2019

January 2019: Colourfields of Memories by Catherine D’Orazio
February 2019: Borrowed Times by Brenda Blackman
March 2019: Biomimicry – A Study by Anastasia Gardyne
April 2019: Naturalia by Samantha Dennis
May 2019:Chromophobia by Felicity Lovett
June 2018: a curtain and four walls by Nadia Refaei
July 2019: The band by Mara Argys
August 2019: Rahni Allan
September 2019: Nautical Nexus by Jacqui Ward
October 2019: 
November 2019: Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2019 / January 2020: Abigail Giblin

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

April 2019



5 April - 28 April

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre. Launceston-based emerging artist Samantha Dennis presents a new series of sculptural works as a ‘cabinet of curiosities’; examining the bizarre and innate beauty of both…

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May 2019



2 May - 31 May

A painterly exploration of masculinity and the significance of dress by emerging artist Felicity Lovett ‘Chromophobia’, according to David Batchelor, is the Western tendency to treat an excess of colour…

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June 2019


a curtain and four walls

6 June - 29 June

The political is personal : emerging artist Nadia Refaei explores the female body as a political site of conflicting cultural meanings. Nadia Refaei reflects on a personal struggle to uncover identity while…

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