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Top Gallery

MG_0919-1024x682Dedicated to exhibiting the works of emerging artists, the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space infused with heritage character. Facilities include removable window panels and a kitchenette. 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 nestles one level beneath the Terrapin puppet 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.

Salamanca Arts Centre has a program for the Top Gallery that supports emerging artists with each month showcasing the work of a different emerging artist.

Hiring the Top Gallery

Application Process
Download the Top Gallery Information and Application Kit 
View the Top Gallery Calendar for availability

Venue Hire Rates

Emerging Artists / Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members: $100 for a one month hire period

Please contact the Venues Coordinator for more detailed information about the hire of the Top Gallery.

2017 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: Emma Magnusson-Reid (exhibition title TBC)
July 2017: trace by Trine Deans & Rebecca Holmes
August 2017: Mary Pridmore (exhibition title TBC)
September 2017: Earth Designs by Sandra Petersen
October 2017: Nolan Art (exhibition title TBC)
November 2017: Melinda Morris (exhibition title TBC)
December 2017: Adrian Bradbury (exhibition title TBC)



Image Credits: DEJA (2011) by CJ Liaubon. Photograph by Fiona Fraser.

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April 2017

Through the window was a picture

13 April - 29 April

1. My mother was strict. We weren’t permitted to play with water, even though it was always raining. We weren’t permitted to waste toilet paper. I was wary of the consequences. 2. The second time, you asked ‘’what are you hiding under there?’’ I said ‘’a jewel’’ You didn’t laugh. In this work by emerging artist Maria Blackwell, images of memory are removed from the wall, and kept inside a plinth. The platform that usually serves to elevate work will…

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May 2017

Against the Dark

3 May - 31 May

A photographic exhibition exploring our collective relationship and understanding of visual symbols. Following in the tradition of psychoanalysis, Carl Jung asserted that many of his patients displayed an uncanny repetition of ideas and motifs within their thought processes. He reasoned that ever-present symbols had been passed down genetically, one generation to another, as humankind’s ‘collective unconscious’. Inspired by this observation, Against the Dark by emerging artist Rebecca Robinson brings together a thoughtfully assembled series of antique vernacular photography. Each image…

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July 2017


2 July - 31 July

trace brings together new works by Trine Deans and Rebecca Noël Holmes that explore the physical presence of people in time and place. Trine Deans has revamped classical paintings with some of humankind’s biggest environmental fuck-ups. Rebecca Noël Holmes invites you to become part of an experimentation in colour theory between painting and light. EXHIBITION DATES:  Sunday 2 – Sunday 30 July 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays / 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 1 July 2017 @ 6:00pm Exhibition to be opened by…

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