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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 SAC’s subsidised program and is offered to SAC Associate Members and SAC Resident Artists for FREE on the acceptance of an exhibition application.

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 artists to interpret the space with specific installations that reflect its dimensions and the passage of light through it.

In May 2019 the Lightbox underwent some renovations to increase the visibility of works, which included: the removal of the multi-pane window, which was replaced with a single pane window, and new white walls and floor.

Applying for the Lightbox : REMAINING DATES in 2022

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).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the remaining dates in the Lightbox 2022 Calendar (January 2022 – February 2023).
Applications are sought for performances, concerts, workshops, film events, corporate events and rehearsals / Creative Developments.

The remaining months in the Lightbox 2022 Calendar are:
– May 2022
– July 2022
– September 2022
– October 2022
– November 2022
– December 2022 + January 2023 

For more information on the hire of the Lightbox, please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire (PDF)

Thursday 30 September 2021


Please note: All Applications for the Lightbox must be completed online. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Lightbox, including for SPECIAL ROUNDS (in the case of cancellations), 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, please DOWNLOAD the Lightbox Conditions of Hire (PDF)

Venue Hire Rates


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


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

The Lightbox is full for 2021.
SAC is not seeking applications this period. 

APPLY NOW for remaining dates in 2022!

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on exhibiting in the Lightbox.

Image Credits:
AHOY! Cats On Board (2021) by Grace Garton. Photograph by Nicole Robson.

Upcoming Events

September 2021


Hearts in the Lightbox
Out of Hand 2021

6 September - 4 October

Hearts in the Lightbox is an installation presented by Stitching and Beyond Inc. in conjunction with their biennial exhibition Out of Hand 2021 in the Long Gallery. Hearts made by members of Stitching…

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October 2021



6 October - 1 November

an opera – construction – mixed media + soundscape – a Covid 19 drama focused on its source – Zoonotic Transfer The drawer contains collected and made objects that tell…

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November 2021


In the Land of Shymaree

4 November - 28 November

Let your imagination run wild with this sculptural ceramic exhibition by Lee-Anne Peters that takes you into another world. Come and meet the ‘Old Man of the Mountain’ and his…

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