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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 (2009 – 2017)

Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects, curated by Seán Kelly (2009 – 2016) and Colin Langridge (2017), delivered an outstanding and varied annual curated program of artists who engaged with and responded to Kelly’s Garden, Hobart’s outdoor installation space at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC).


ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

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

Please note: The Capacity of this Venue has been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to Gatherings, Physical Distancing and Density Limits.  As these Restrictions are subject to change, please contact the Venues Manager via email avenues@sac.org.au for more information.

Image Credits:
Upturns, props and portals (2009) by Bec Stevens, Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects #4. Photograph by Sean Fennessey.
Kelly’s Garden (2012) by Liminal StudioKelly’s Garden Curated Projects #12.
Carpet (2010) by Derek HartKelly’s Garden Curated Projects #5. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Well, Hello! (2017) by Sanja PahokiKelly’s Garden Curated Projects #27. Photograph by Julian Bugden.
For every mile I have ever flown… (2016) by Andy Vagg, Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects #24. Photograph by Allana Blizzard.

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