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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 Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal. This heavily subsidised gallery space enables Emerging Artists to exhibt, 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).

The Top Gallery Calendar for these years is now full. 

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@salarts.org.au

Applications for 2020 onwards

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Top Gallery, 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.

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.

Please note: The Top Gallery Calendar for 2018 is full and applications for the remaining dates in 2019 are currently being assessed.

Top Gallery Program

Salamanca Arts Centre presents the following Emerging Artists:

for 2018

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 : Immersion  by Julia Todd
July 2018: Where To Now by Tania Price
August 2018: Genii Loci by Rebecca Francis
September 2018: Self-Dissolve : Reiteration by Dexter Rosengrave
October 2018: Approaching from a distance by Ai Shanshan
November 2018: TIME by Nolan Art Adult Students
December 2018: Colourfields of Memories by Catherine D’Orazio

for 2019

January 2019: Colourfields of Memories by Catherine D’Orazio
February 2019: Borrowed Times by Brenda Blackman
March 2019: Anastasia Gardyne
April 2019: Samantha Dennis
May 2019: CHROMOPHOBIA; masculinity and self-presentation in contemporary society by Felicity Lovett
June 2018: Veiled Body by Nadia Refaei
July 2019: The band by Mara Argys
August 2019: Rahni Allan
September 2019: Nautical Nexus by Jacqui Ward
October 2019: Salamanca Arts Centre Emerging Artist Scholarship 
November 2019: Nolan Art Students K-12 & Adults
December 2019 / January 2020: Abigail Giblin

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

December 2018


Colourfields of Memories

8 December, 2018 - 31 January, 2019

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre. An exhibition highlighting emerging artist Catherine D’Orazio‘s artistic process, the weaving and rearranging of memories through ritual, routine and reflection. “My practice is driven by process, weaving and rearranging memories…

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April 2019



5 April, 2019 - 28 April, 2019

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre. Launceston-based emerging artist Samantha Dennis presents a new series of sculptural works as a ‘cabinet of curiosities’; examining the bizarre and innate beauty of both…

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