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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.


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

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March 2017


3 March - 31 March

Curated by Belle Moody and Evana Tanner. Solastalgia is a desire for home that is experienced whilst at home, or in a place that we love. This melancholia and homesickness can be felt due to environmental changes, or emotional disconnection from a familiar place. Emerging artist Belle Moody explores solastalgia from the viewpoint of mobility, and the displacement that can occur as a result of being increasingly moveable. All works respond to the artist’s urge to record memories of family,…

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April 2017

Through the window was a picture

7 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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