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Salamanca Art Centre’s most intimate venue is encountered even before passing through the front doors. Commanding the best public location in Salamanca Place, the Lightbox is a square metre of window space available to selected artists to install works that utilise the attributes of this special exhibition space. This gallery is part of our subsidised program and is offered to SAC Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.

The Lightbox is a window space beside the main entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre on Salamanca Place and can be viewed by the public 24 hours a day.

SAC has an on-going curatorial program for emerging artists to interpret the space with specific installations that reflect its dimensions and the passage of light through it. Options for lighting and sound are also considered by SAC, and there has been a great deal of interest from other disciplines such as architecture and puppetry.

Applying for the Lightbox

SAC assesses applications for the Lightbox twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

Applications for the remaining dates in 2019 are currently being assessed. 

Please note: All Applications for the Lightbox 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

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Lightbox, including for dates from 2020 onwards, 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 Lightbox, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire.

Venue Hire Rates


Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members / Resident Artists:
FREE for a one month Hire Period


CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Lightbox Calendar.

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on the hire of the Lightbox.

Image Credits:
Night Light (2016) by Joey Gracia. Photograph by Joey Gracia.
A world of my own (2009) by Michelle Gopal. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Gentle Indifference (2010) by Raef Sawford.  Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Kitchen Sink (2010) by Lotte Kronborg. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Psyence (2011) by Michelle Gopal. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Migration (2010) by Bert Aperloo. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

Upcoming Events

February 2019


Aquatic Life –
Reflections from Italy

1 February - 28 February

Blending modern and ancient techniques in contemporary mosaic. Works influenced by Sue Leitch’s recent study tour to Italy, with memories of Venice, Aquileia, Ravenna and Scilily. INSTALLATION DATES:  Friday 1…

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March 2019


A Real Ruby |
Portal to Vesuvio

1 March - 31 March

Peek into an imaginary lab of magical and mnemonic specimens, artefacts and experiments; Exploring a hybrid ecosystem that takes a necessary departure from habitual ways of perceiving the ‘natural’ world. An…

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April 2019


Naturalia |

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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