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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 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

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).

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

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


Alert for Next Call for Applications

APPLICATIONS for 2020 are currently being assessed

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, including for dates in 2020 and 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).


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions

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


Calendar

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
August 2019 : In the Shadow of the Earth by Rahni Allan
September 2019 : Nautical Nexus by Jacqui Ward
October 2019 : Conversations with the Human Form by Zoe Lovell
November 2019 : Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2019 / January 2020 : Abigail Giblin

for 2020

December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin
February 2020 : Paying Some Attention by Phillip England
March 2020 : Pattern Language by Freya Flavell
April 2020 : Placement : Undecided by Emily-Rose Willis
May 2020 : Belinda Casey


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

June 2019

FREE EVENT

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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July 2019

FREE EVENT

The band

6 July - 30 July

Ephemeral moments captured in a slow-drying medium. An exhibition by emerging artist Mara. “There’s magic in the room at a band rehearsal. There are looks, and jokes, and gestures, and…

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August 2019

FREE EVENT

In the Shadow of the Earth

2 August - 30 August

In the Shadow of the Earth : A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing bought to you by Artist Run Scientific Exploration; A.R.S.E. We hold the future…

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