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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).

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@sac.org.au

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.) or for dates from March 2023 onwards, please complete the ALERT ME online form and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

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 (venues@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 is full for 2022.
SAC is not seeking applications this period. 

Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2022

December 2021 / January 2022: where were you last time I was here? by Phoebe Wood-Ingram
February 2022: The semiotics of the dress by Genevieve Memory
March 2022: 
April 2022: minimum_2 by Siobhan Marriott
May 2022: Stories from the Everyday by Alison Dower
June 2022: Elsewhere by Megan Fae
July 2022: Sevé de Angelis
August 2022 : WINTER LIGHT – details TBA
September 2022: Nick Hills
October 2022: Caitlin Love Angela Reiher
November 2022: Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2022 / January 2023: Traces by Rhys Cousins & Lucy Maddox

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:
Walking Shadows : Bal Maidens & Brisons Veor (2021) by Belinda Casey. Photographs by Nicole Robson.

Upcoming Events

December 2021


where were you last time I was here?

4 December, 2021 - 29 January, 2022

Here is the Tasmanian landscape seen in fleeting roadside encounters with the sense of movement and change that can hits upon us in a road trip – through the blur,…

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February 2022


The semiotics of the dress

4 February - 26 February

In this exhibition of political textile and installation art, Genevieve Memory considers the power of the sign of the dress, the problem of gender inequality for women in Australia, and feminism’s…

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