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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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December 2017


1 December, 2017 - 28 February, 2018

Antique process portraiture in the selfie age: contemporary collodion tintype photographic portraits by SAC Resident Artist Phillip England. The revival of early chemical photographic processes including collodion tintypes exemplifies in part a reaction to the computer-based, digital incorporeality of contemporary photography and a return to hand crafted, analogue image making. Their beguiling materiality is rarely encountered in modern photography. Phillip England‘s contemporary tintype portraits resonate hauntingly with historical tintypes. The long exposures required force the sitter to concentrate on their…

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March 2018


2 March - 31 March

Idoll, by emerging artist Edith Perrenot, is a visual and sound installation questioning the importance of representation and creation of our own meaningful world and values. Using cultural archetypes, Idoll depicts new Idols who interrogate notion of ritual, sense of self, adoration, culture and femininity. “Adore it, Adore it, I doll is The Beginning and The End. I doll is The Full and The Emptiness. I doll is The Total and The Chaos of this reality. I doll is The…

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April 2018

The Existence of Ghosts

1 April - 30 April

The Existence of Ghosts is an exhibition by Chi-Ling Tabart who works in timber to create detailed and hand crafted art sculptures. She combines imagination and sentiment to convey the impact of environment change in the islands of Taiwan and Tasmania. “I moved from the island culture of Taiwan to the island culture of Tasmania. Living here I see the Impact of culture and human activities on both islands. Even though different space and different time, we share the same…

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July 2018

Angry Underwear

2 July - 31 July

In 1988, before Madonna’s pointy bra, Tania Ferrier started a business making feminist underwear for strippers in New York. It began after an incident at the club when a customer sexually abused a dancer and Tania painted Angry Pussy Pants for her to wear on stage in a show of retaliation. Tania went on to become a media sensation with the project, Angry Underwear and sold her artwork at an exclusive lingerie store in Manhattan, including to celebrities Lauren Hutton,…

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