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 – 2021 Calendar
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.).
Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for dates in the Top Gallery 2021 Calendar.
The available dates in the Top Gallery 2021 Calendar are:
– March 2021
– May 2021
– June 2021
– July 2021
– August 2021
– September 2021
– October 2021
– November 2021
– December 2021 & January 2022 (combined)
DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
midnight THURSDAY 30 April 2020
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 email@example.com
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 2022 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.
Conditions of Hire
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 2020
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period
Applications for 2021 are now OPEN
Top Gallery Program
Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:
December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin
February 2020 : Paying Attention by Phillip England
March 2020 : Organised Chaos by Freya Flavell
May 2020 : GALLERY CLOSED
May 2020 : GALLERY CLOSED
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
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.
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.