Dedicated to exhibiting the works of Emerging Artists, the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space infused with heritage character. This gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is offered to emerging artists who are a Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Member on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.
The Top Gallery is located on Level 2, nestled beneath the Terrapin Puppet Theatre Workshop in the very attic of the Salamanca Arts Centre at the top of the stairs. The rough-cast, limewashed stone walls, exposed beams and wooden flooring offer a counter-point in form and texture to many types of work.
Applying for the Top Gallery
SAC Assesses applications for the Top Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Top Gallery 2019 calendar.
Please note: the 2018 calendar is now full.
DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Monday 30 April 2018
Please note: All Applications for the Top Gallery must be completed online. Paper submission 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
Emerging Artists / Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members:
$150 for a one-month Hire Period
Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information about the hire of the Top Gallery.
CLICK HERE to view the available dates in the Top Gallery Calendar.
Top Gallery Program
The emerging artists for 2018 are:
January 2018: A Threatening Confection by Gabrielle Gollogly
February 2018: Creatures of the Deep by Wendy Steinberg
March / April 2018: You, The Meta, The Physic, Me and Charon too. by Edith Perrenot
April / May 2018: Beastly Careless by Donna Ritchie
June 2018: Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship : Julia Todd
July 2018: Where To Now by Tania Price
August 2018: Rebecca Francis
September 2018: Self-Dissolve by Dexter Rosengrave
October 2018: Shanshan Ai
November 2018: Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2018: Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship : Joshua Reilly
Please contact the Venues Manager via email for more detailed information on the Venue Hire Rates and charges associated with the hire of the Top Gallery.
MetaMatter (2014) by Nadege Philippe-Janon. Photograph by Craig Opie.
The Great Feast (2013) by Alex Davern. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
DEJA (2011) by CJ Liaubon. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
I Consume Therefore I Am (2014) by Michael Mitro. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Hugging Stranger (2015) by Lui Xianghua. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.
Me-Helen (2013) by Anna Cocks. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.