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Kelly’s Garden

Once a carter’s backyard, an escaped convict’s hideaway and a drying room for apple juice filters, Kelly’s Garden is a striking venue that offers a unique urban heritage environment for contemporary sculptors and installation artists.

Kelly’s Garden is a courtyard enclosed by the three storey brick and stone walls of the old warehouses it once serviced. It is accessed via Kelly’s Lane off Salamanca Place, and has a large sliding gate with specially designed peepholes.

Kelly’s Garden has been restored to cater for a continuing program of large scale sculpture and installation works.

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects is a curated series of installation projects by emerging and established artists presented by Salamanca Arts Centre since 2009.

Applying for Kelly’s Garden

Kelly’s Garden is available to hire from time to time for installations, depending on the Kelly’s Garden Curated Project schedule.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for Kelly’s Garden, please complete the ALERT ME Online Form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@salarts.org.au

Upcoming Events

October 2019


Shadows on the Hill

15 October - 19 October

A Constance ARI in Residence at Kelly’s Garden As housing prices in our major cities continue to climb, the Australian Dream of owning a suburban home becomes an even bigger…

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stART :
Inside Outside Upside Downside #2 :
with Bec Stevens & Sheree Martin

29 October

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER Join us for a creative encounter building and decorating cubbies. We’ll make immersive interiors and secret tunnels that we can explore with a palette of sensory…

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November 2019


stART :
Improvised Making, Movement & Play :
with Tanya Maxwell & Adelaide Okenyo

12 November

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER Make bush creatures and objects using beautiful bush materials. Then explore space and context with these creations via improvisation, story telling and music. WORKSHOP: Tuesday 10…

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December 2019


stART :
Make Music with What’s in Front of You :
with Joel Roberts & Bella Young

10 December

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and ArTELIER Participate in a sound making playground where children can explore everyday objects to make sound and music. Choose your own adventure, or join in with set…

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