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Long Gallery

SAC-35-Friday-03621Principally a visual arts exhibition space, the famous Long Gallery is the largest space within the 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.


Hiring the Long Gallery

Application Process
Download the Long Gallery Information and Application Kit
View the Long Gallery Calendar for Availability

Venue Hire Rates


Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$250 per day / $1100 per week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$350 per day / $1500 per week

Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$180 per day / $770 per week


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

$2500 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 Bar Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage


Please note: As the Long Gallery operates primarily as a gallery space we can only accommodate a limited amount of Private Functions (including weddings) each year. We have reached our capacity for Private Functions in the Long Gallery for 2017 AND 2018.  If you are seeking a venue for your Private Function, the Founders Room is available to hire throughout 2017 and 2018. 

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

Upcoming Events

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May 2017

Art from Trash

27 May - 4 June

Art From Trash is an annual exhibition that encourages the reuse of discarded materials in the production of amazing visual art. Established in 1994, the Art From Trash exhibition has become an iconic and much loved exposé of creativity, attracting over 120 artists 160 works of art and 5000 visitors annually. Resource Work Co-Operative is committed to maintaining Art From Trash as a launching pad for cultural, ecological and social exchanges around the issues of waste, consumption and re-use. Art From Trash…

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June 2017

Outposts |

10 June - 25 June

    Curated by Brendan Walls Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre Lost signals and voices from the electro-magnetosphere seethe and mutter in the dark. As night falls, return for The Last Bastion live performance. Featuring: Robert Ashley (USA) Peter Blamey (SYD) Sally Ann McIntyre (NZ) Eden Meure (TAS) Pip Stafford (TAS) DATES:  Saturday 10 – Sunday 26 June 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm daily OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 9 June 2017 @ 6:00pm FREE event!

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The Last Bastion |

10 June - 18 June

    Curated by Brendan Walls Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre Hiss and spray free-for-alls from Outposts artists, interstate drop-ins and local sound-wranglers. From the sublime to the brutal. Featuring: Axe Giant Sean Baxter Peter Blamey Dangerous Game Carolyn Flood Michael Fortesque Rose Grayson Millicent Huber Alf Jackson Greg Kingston Kirby and Ward Sally Ann McIntyre Lake Myer Primal Regression Therapy (PRT) Julius Schwing SmashHits Jon Smeathers Pip Stafford Super Occult Cosmophon Bethany Sweatman Those Bloody Ingalls Christopher Townend Matt…

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July 2017
Gold coin donation.

Out of Hand 2017

28 July - 8 August

Fibre, Fabric, Books, Paper, Baskets, Jewellery, Embroidery, Printing, Wearable Art, Accessories, Felting, Shoes, Dyeing, Mixed media, 3D & 2D works by the members of Stitching & Beyond. Tasmanian based group, Stitching & Beyond, present their latest explorations of Textile Art, for exhibition, sale and contemplation. This 7th biennial exhibition is an opportunity for members to share our knowledge and passion for traditional and contemporary textiles. Curated by Lynne Beck. Entry by gold coin donation. EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 28 July – Tuesday…

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September 2017

Proof of Life

23 September - 15 October

Salamanca Arts Centre presents Proof of Life Curated by Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong as part of The Homesickness Project Proof of Life will present diverse works developed during the Studio Sessions as part of Ten Days On The Island 2017. Tasmanian and interstate artists have been invited to present works with ideas of personal comfort and security, finding their ‘home’, community and connections in a new place and the richness of multicultural society. Many works are based on participatory…

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