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 Coordinator 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 2017 are:
January / February 2017: Skins of the River by Nikala Bourke
March 2017: Solastalgia by Belle Moody
April 2017: Through the window was a picture by Maria Blackwell
May 2017: Against the Dark by Rebecca Robinson
June 2017: Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship : Products of Conception by Emma Magnusson-Reid
July 2017: trace by Trine Deans & Rebecca Holmes
August 2017: Home-Scapes II by Mary Pridmore
September 2017: Earth Designs by Sandra Petersen
October 2017: Nature by Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2017: Darkness And Light On The Tasman by Adrian Bradbury
The emerging artists for 2018 are:
January 2018: A Threatening Confection by Gabrielle Gollogly
February 2018: Creatures of the Deep by Wendy Steinberg
March 2018: Edith Perrenot
April 2018: Scars by Sarah Jane Moore
May 2018: Beastly Careless by Donna Ritchie
June 2018: Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship : Julia Todd
July 2018: Tania Price
August 2018: TBA
September 2018: TBA
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 Coordinator 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.