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Long Gallery

Principally a visual arts exhibition space, the famous Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre, yet has an intimacy and warmth that is hard to beat. Originally a store for whaling products, then filled with can-labelling machinery during the jam factory days, the Long Gallery has provided the backdrop to countless exhibitions, conventions, balls, auctions, recitals, workshops, product launches and live performances. It is located on the first floor of the Centre.

An enigmatic venue where 180 year-old polished floor boards stretch for 30 metres past rows of oaken columns to limewashed sandstone walls. Licensed for 400 patrons and with French doors opening above Salamanca Place, the Long Gallery is always in high demand for exhibitions, functions, conferences and acoustic music events. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs. Once experienced, never forgotten.

Applying for the Long Gallery

SAC Assesses applications for the Long Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

Please note: All Applications for the Long Gallery must be completed online. Paper submissions will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

Alert for Next Call for Applications

APPLICATIONS for 2020 are currently being assessed

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Long Gallery, including for dates in 2020 and from 2021 onwards, 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 Long Gallery must be completed online. Paper submissions will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email at venues@sac.org.au

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Venue Hire Rates


Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$310 per day / $1300 per week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$400 per day / $1700 per week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$200 per day / $850 per week


All Private Functions / Events
(includes weddings, performances, conferences etc)

$2800 per event (maximum hire period of 4 days)*

*Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 4 day Hire Period for the Long Gallery / 4 day Hire Period for the Kitchen / payment of SAC Venues Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage


CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Long Gallery Calendar.

The Long Gallery is FULL for 2019
SAC are not currently seeking applications for this period

Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Long Gallery.

Image Credits:
SAC35 Installation (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.
Long Gallery Interior (x2).
New Alchemists (2016) (x2). Photographs by Chris Phelps.
Wedding (2017). Photo courtesy of the Hirer.
Wedding (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.
SAC Quiz Night (2013). Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Wedding (2016). Photo courtesy of the Hirer.
Wedding (2012). Photograph by Craig Opie.

Upcoming Events

June 2019



14 June - 23 June

Michaela Gleave with Amanda Cole & Warren Armstrong An electrically-charged wave of sound surges through the gallery, transcribing the patterns of solar wind and the Aurora. DATES: Friday 14 –…

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Reclaimed Spaces

28 June - 4 July

“Reclaimed” is particularly relevant for Hunter Island Press, as their namesake Hunter Island now rests within reclaimed land. The waterfront precinct presents itself as a finished piece, but underneath there are many layers of…

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July 2019


Diva : Always Sublime, Sometimes Ridiculous |
Emily Burke |
Festival of Voices

5 July

Tasmanian opera singer, lover of wine and cherry ripes (in that order), Emily Burke will thrill you with an evening of songs and stories that have formed part of her…

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Lady Sings It Better |
Best of the Worst |
Festival of Voices

5 July

Smashing expectations one soaring harmony at a time, four women take on the western world’s most famous male musicians and reinvent them. Lady Sings it Better return to Hobart after…

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Tarkine in Motion 2019

18 July - 29 July

Presented by The Bob Brown Foundation A collaborative exhibition inspired by takayna / Tarkine EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 18 – Monday 29 July 2019 10:00am – 5:30pm daily Join the facebook…

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August 2019


‘Forty Years of Good Colouring In’ : 
Wayne Brookes :
A SURVEY (1980 – 2019) 

1 August - 11 August

Presented by Despard Gallery From Monsters to Magnificence, Four Decades of Obsessive Adventure by Wayne Brookes What began with juvenile monsters, gets filtered through Art History and the Apocrypha, to finally…

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The Maatsuyker Collection

23 August - 25 August

Presented by The Maatsuyker Art Collecting Group 10 years of Tasmanian Contemporary Art The Maatsuyker Collecting Group, started by Bett Gallery, has acquired work by contemporary Tasmania artists over the last…

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September 2019


Artfully Queer 2019 :
Are We There Yet?

6 September - 16 September

Tasmanian LGBTQ creatives respond to the question “Are we there yet?” at TasPride‘s annual Artfully Queer Exhibition & Arts Program. Curated by Phoebe Adams EXHIBITION DATES:  Friday 6 – Monday 16…

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Images from Amadeus

19 September - 24 September

A series of abstract paintings by Haetaek Choi, influenced by music, exploring colour, shape and the mark of the brush. EXHIBITION DATES:  Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 September 2019 10:00am –…

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October 2019


Tasmanian Portrait Prize

12 October - 27 October

The Tasmanian Portrait Prize presented by RACT Insurance is a prestigious award for Tasmanian artists, aged 30 and under. The prize, which started in 2008, is open to artists across…

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