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MG_4328Salamanca Art Centre’s most intimate venue is encountered even before passing through the front doors. Commanding the best public location in Salamanca Place, 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.


Exhibiting in the Lightbox

Application Process
Download the Lightbox Information and Application Kit


Venue Hire Rates

SAC Associate Members: FREE for one month periods


Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information about the hire of the Lightbox.

Image Credit: Gentle Indifference (2010) by Raef Sawford.  Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

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April 2017

Notice of Proposed Development:
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
(Salamanca Arts Centre)

1 April - 30 April

Installation by Lucy Hawthorne. Notice of Proposed Development: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart (Salamanca Arts Centre) is a site-specific pseudo-development proposal for Salamanca Arts Centre. Emulating the bureaucracy of local government planning regulations, the proposed redevelopment is deliberately absurd, mimicking trends in contemporary museum architecture and applying them in monumental scale to the rather modest Salamanca Arts Centre building. In doing so, the SAC building will be transformed into a cutting edge monument to rival institutions such as the Guggenheim(s), the…

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July 2017

Out of Hand 2017 :  Biennial Mini Challenge

1 July - 31 July

Recycled cardboard, slot & tab construction – stitched, woven, painted, collaged, scored, glued, peeled & revealed, lights, mirrors and more… Generated by a mini challenge from the Stitching & Beyond membership, this exhibition will endeavour to show the diversity of this group. It will make creative use of the small space, light conditions and the opportunity to see work from the front and the back will present some interesting challenges for our members to resolve. EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 1 –…

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August 2017

Made in China

1 August - 31 August

Milking money matters…. The installation Made in China is Donna Ritchie‘s response to the sale of Tasmania’s largest dairy farm to Chinese investors in 2016. EXHIBITION DATES: Tuesday 1 – Thursday 31 August 2017    Image Credit: Donna Ritchie

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