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Top Gallery

Dedicated to exhibiting the works of Emerging Artists,
the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space
infused with heritage character.

The Top Gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is offered to Emerging Artists who are Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal. This heavily subsidised gallery space enables Emerging Artists to exhibit, often for the first time as a solo artist, for month-long periods.  

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).

Applications are sought from emerging artists : solo artists or duos.
Artists working in any visual art medium are encouraged to apply.

ALERT ME : Next Call for Applications

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, including for Special Rounds (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.

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

Conditions of Hire

For more information on the hire of the Top Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Top Gallery Conditions of Hire (PDF).

Please note: The Capacity of this Venue has been reduced as a result of Covid-19 Restrictions relating to 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.

Floor Plan

DOWNLOAD the Top Gallery Basic Floor Plan (PDF) or the Window Cover & Hanging Panel Locations Floor Plan (PDF).

Venue Hire Rates


Emerging Artists | Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members:
$150 per Month


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

The Top Gallery Gallery is full for the remainder of 2020.
SAC is not seeking applications for 2020. 

Applications for 2021 have closed
and are currently being assessed. 

Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2020

December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin
February 2020 : Paying Attention by Phillip England
March 2020 : Organised Chaos by Freya Flavell
April – July 2020 : GALLERY CLOSED
August / September 2020 : in situ by Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie and Tilley Wood
October 2020 : Still Life by Madeleine Parsons
November 2019 : Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Alice

for 2021

December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Alice
February 2021 : Walking Shadows : Bal Maidens & Brisons Veor by Belinda Casey
March 2021 : Haunted by Light by Rebecca Robinson
April 2021 : placement_undecided by Emily-Rose Wills
May 2021 : Food for Thought by Corinna Howell
June 2021 : SAC Emerging Artist Scholarship
July 2021 : Comfy Covid by Rufus Offor
August 2021:
September 2021:
October 2021 : Roulette by Andrea Green
November 2021:
December 2021 / January 2022:

View ALL Top Gallery Exhibitions HERE

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.

Image Credits:
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.

Upcoming Events

October 2020


Still Life

3 October - 24 October

Still Life is a collection of digitally-generated paper sculptures and ‘works of paper’ by emerging artist Madeleine Parsons. This is the artist’s first exhibition and is part of ongoing investigation in…

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February 2021


Walking Shadows :
Bal Maidens
& Brisons Veor

6 February, 2021 - 28 February, 2021

Emerging Artist Belinda Casey explores the trace of Cornish Bal Maidens upon the Cornish and Tasmanian landscapes by representing their clothing in mixed media on canvas. Walking Shadows : Bal Maidens…

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April 2021



1 April, 2021 - 26 April, 2021

An exhibition by emerging artist Emily-Rose Wills in response to not having a defined “home”: a musing on the elements of place that coincide with a physically unanchored self. “In…

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