Loading Events

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.

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

June 2017

Products of Conception

9 June - 29 June

The inaugural Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship 2017, featuring the work of Emma Magnussen-Reid. Natural versus unnatural, much of the time we are surrounded by things that perplex us, physical anomalies and contradictions that are outside of our control. “My life so far as a white female in her early twenties, has been just that. Existing in this physical form perplexes me, it is at times intimidating, but provides an endless absurdity that I embrace. My work generally gives…

Find out more »
July 2017


9 July - 30 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 9 – Sunday 30 July 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays / 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturdays OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 8 July 2017 @ 6:00pm Exhibition to be opened by Eliza Burke…

Find out more »
September 2017

Earth Designs

2 September - 24 September

Sandra Petersen is a Tasmanian artist, sculptor and composer. Sandra’s work responds to Tasmania’s diverse beauty. This exhibition includes works spanning many mediums, including a selection of vibrant paintings, linocuts, woodcuts, ink drawings, photographs, sculptures and music. EXHIBITION DATES:  Saturday 2 – Sunday 30 September 2017 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays WORKSHOPS: Sunday 3 / 10 / 17 / 24 September 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Image Credits: Sandra Petersen. Spotted Quoll. Sandra Petersen. Rain: New life grows from the fallen, decaying tree trunks. 

Find out more »