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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

October 2018



1 October - 31 October

Object illustrations by studio jeweller Emily Snadden Sketch showcases a mass of highly detailed, bespoke jewellery designs and illustrated Tasmanian flora. Emily’s work is highly sought after for its attention…

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November 2018


Wrestlers Wrestling
In Boxes

1 November - 30 November

An installation by SAC Resident Artist Grace Garton. Wrestlers Wrestling In Boxes: A series of soft sculpture dolls, manipulated and painted, capturing the theatrics of wrestling. “Larger than life, hairy and sweaty…

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December 2018


The Processing Plant

1 December, 2018 - 3 January, 2019

In this installation, Donna Ritchie makes use of the Lightbox as a “Processing Plant”. In this sense processing refers to the consideration and distillation of material things that accumulate as…

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