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
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 are sought for installations and small 3D or sculpture works, including jewellery, ceramics, textile.
Applications are sought from solo artists, duos and small groups of artists.
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.
Please note: All Applications for the Lightbox must be completed online. Paper submissions or submission by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditions of Hire
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 the remainder of 2020.
SAC is not seeking applications for 2020.
Applications for 2021 have closed
and are currently being assessed.
Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on exhibiting in the Lightbox.
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.