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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 Level 1 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 and Private Functions. 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).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for the REMAINING DATES in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar.

Applications are sought for PRIVATE FUNCTIONS and EXHIBITIONS by solo artists, duos and groups of artists. Artists working in any visual art medium are encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Most months are already totally booked in 2021; only limited dates remain available in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar. 

The remaining available dates in the Long Gallery 2021 Calendar are:
– Thursday 15 – Tuesday 20 April 2021 (6 Days)
– Tuesday 27 April – Monday 3 May 2021 (7 Days)
– Thursday 3 – Sunday 27 June 2021 (25 Days)
– Wednesday 14 July – Saturday 21 August 2021 (39 Days)

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

WEDNESDAY 31 March 2021*

*If you are applying for dates in APRIL 2021, please submit your application AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Applications for April 2021 dates will be assessed upon submission. 



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

The Long Gallery is only able to accomodate a limited number of Private Functions each year.

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Long Gallery, including for Special Rounds (including NIMBLE and as a result of cancellations etc.), 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 Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Please note: The Capacity of this Venue has been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to Public Gatherings, Physical Distancing and Density Limits.  As these Restrictions are subject to change, please contact the Venues Manager via email avenues@sac.org.au for more information.

Venue Hire Rates


Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo):
$310 per Day / $1,300 per Week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments:
$400 per Day / $1,700 per Week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions):
$200 per Day / $850 per Week


All Private Functions / Events (includes Weddings, Performances, Conferences etc.)
$2,800 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. See the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF) for more details.


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

Applications for REMAINING DATES in 2021 now open!

Applications for dates in 2022 to open soon.

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.

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