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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 for 2020

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) with special assessment rounds throughout the year if required (due to cancellations etc.).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Top Gallery 2020 Calendar. 

To meet the increased demand for exhibition spaces for Emerging Artists, in 2020 SAC has released several months in the Studio Gallery (the Studio Gallery is usually reserved for SAC’s Resident Artists) to exhibit the works of Emerging Artists. 

The available dates in the Top Gallery and Studio Gallery in 2020 are: 

Top Gallery:
– July 2020
– August 2020
– September 2020
– October 2020

Studio Gallery:
– March 2020
– April 2020
– July 2020

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

DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
midnight MONDAY 30 September 2019

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


Alert for Next Call for Applications

The Call for Applications for 2020 is now OPEN!

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, including for Special Rounds (as a result of cancellations etc.) and for dates from 2021 onwards, 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 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).


Floor Plan

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


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions

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


Calendar

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

The Top Gallery is FULL for 2019
SAC is not currently seeking applications for this period

The Call for Applications for 2020 is now OPEN!


Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2019

January 2019 : Colourfields of Memories by Catherine D’Orazio
February 2019 : Borrowed Times by Brenda Blackman
March 2019 : Biomimicry – A Study by Anastasia Gardyne
April 2019 : Naturalia by Samantha Dennis
May 2019 : Chromophobia by Felicity Lovett
June 2018 : a curtain and four walls by Nadia Refaei
July 2019 : The band by Mara
August 2019 : In the Shadow of the Earth by Rahni Allan
September 2019 : Nautical Nexus by Jacqui Ward
October 2019 : Conversations with the Human Form  by Zoe Lovell
November 2019 : Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin

for 2020

December 2019 / January 2020 : Immortelle by Abigail Giblin
February 2020 : Paying Some Attention by Phillip England
March 2020 : Organised Chaos by Freya Flavell
April 2020 : Placement : Undecided by Emily-Rose Willis
May 2020 : Belinda Casey
December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Tanner

for 2021

December 2020 / January 2021 : Emma Tanner


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

September 2019

FREE EVENT

Nautical Nexus

6 September - 28 September

We are standing on the edge of the abyss or have we already jumped? “Nautical Nexus is my response to ‘the cry of the oceans’. A visual reflection of, the…

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October 2019

FREE EVENT

Conversations with the Human Form

5 October - 30 October

Emerging Tasmanian Artist Zoe Lovell studies the human form and how, through movement and body language, it is used as a tool to communicate. Through movement and gestures, we are…

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December 2019

FREE EVENT

Immortelle

6 December, 2019 - 30 January, 2020

Emerging artist Abigail Giblin explores attitudes towards death in contemporary western society through floral installation. Immortelle noun [origin: French, fem. of immortal] 1.     any of various plants that…

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March 2020

FREE EVENT

Organised Chaos

7 March, 2020 - 29 March, 2020

A galactic journey of colour and pattern, searching for answers in a boundless universe. Organised Chaos attempts to comprehend the possibilities of a cosmic order or cosmic entropy by mapping…

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