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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. 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.

For more information on the hire of the Top Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire prior to submitting your application. 

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 venues@salarts.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.

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

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.

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February 2018

Creatures of the Deep

2 February - 28 February

Take a journey into the depths of our oceans, and meet some of its curious inhabitants with emerging artist, Wendy Steinberg’s debut solo exhibition. Journey down through our oceans’ depths, and meet some of the weird and wonderful creatures that she has brought to life with vivid colours, and deep textures, created with her unique combination of finger- and brush painting. Be transported down through each oceanic zone, from the sparkling surface waters of the ‘Sunlight Zone’ to the inky…

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March 2018

You, The Meta, The Physic, Me and Charon too.

2 March - 15 April

~ (…) Between the table and the emptiness there is a line which is the table and the emptiness where the poem can just progress (…) – Roberto Juarroz, Vertical poetry I, poem XII You, The Meta, The Physic, Me and Charon too. is an exhibition by emerging artist Edith Perrenot combining installation, sculpture and painting. Colorful, visual and diverse this exhibition is a passage proposition, an attempt at a brief capture of a fundamental motion. Here, Life is contained in a…

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July 2018

Where To Now

2 July - 31 July

Images of refugees bombard us – on the television news; through our online news sites; while flicking through a newspaper. But how much do we look and what is it we see? Emerging artist Tania Price sources her paintings from media photographs intended to report on the global refugee crisis and related issues, asking the viewer to consider what happens when these ubiquitous images are translated through paint and through the hand of the artist. As part of a PhD…

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