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Long Gallery

The famous Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre. It has an intimacy and warmth that’s 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.

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. Submissions by any other means will not be accepted. For more details please contact the Venues Manager via email (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.) or for dates from March 2023 onwards, 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 COVIDd-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.

The Long Gallery is full for the remainder of 2021

**Applications for 2022 are currently being assessed**

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) | Photo: Craig Opie
Long Gallery Interior (x2)
New Alchemists (2016) (x2) | Photo: Chris Phelps.
Wedding (2017) | Photo: courtesy of hirer
Wedding (2012) | Photo: Craig Opie
SAC Quiz Night (2013) | Photo: Fiona Fraser
Wedding (2016) |Photo: courtesy of hirer
Wedding (2012) | Photo: Craig Opie

Upcoming Events

June 2021


takayna – a journey

16 June - 26 June

Presented by the Bob Brown Foundation. A journey through takayna, from Gondwana, Aboriginal Living Culture, Industrial Destruction, Defenders and a vision of future hope. This is a story about a…

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July 2021


Singers’ Lounge |
Festival of Voices 2021

1 July - 10 July

This year Festival of Voices are opening up the festival lounge to patrons, performers and participants. For 15 years we have transformed Salamanca Arts Centre’s Long Gallery to become the…

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Gay Time Gossip with Verushka Darling |
Festival of Voices 2021

4 July

Any excuse to dress up and get together for a gossip with your besties, right!? Join us for 90 minutes of outrageous stories, glittery performances and a tasty brunch (mimosa…

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Serenata Trio – featuring Trish Delaney-Brown |
Festival of Voices 2021

9 July

Bringing their own sensibility to songs from the swing era, the Serenata Trio promises a night of classic jazz repertoire served with lashings of the style, class, verve and panache…

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August 2021

$33 – $39.50

Chamber Music Concert
8 August 2021

8 August

Salamanca Arts Centre, in collaboration with Discovery Ensembles, has great pleasure presenting our 2021 Chamber Music Concerts. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE If you have access needs please get in touch (info@sac.org.au)…

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