This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Rough Skies Records, Edge Radio 99.3FM and Salamanca Arts Centre present October Archive, a showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music featuring:

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Chloe Alison Escott
Dolphin
JT & The Mean Thoughts

Friday 28 October
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$20 


This event takes place on the stolen lands of the muwinina people. We pay our respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community – pakana and palawa people – who are the Custodians of the Land. Sovereignty was never ceded.


The Curators

A man and woman stand in a grassy backyard. The woman has one of her legs off the ground. The main has his hands on his hips. They are looking towards the camera.
Photo: Lucinda Shannon

Rough Skies Records

Rough Skies Records is an independent artist-run record label based in nipaluna/Hobart and is dedicated to releasing music from the region. The label’s debut ‘Community – a compilation of Hobart music’, was curated by Rough Skies’ founder Julian Teakle and released on CD and digitally via Bandcamp, in the summer of 2009. Teakle has since curated another 3 Community Compilations, all of which have served as snapshots of the local music scene and were dubbed ‘open love letters to Hobart Music’ by Vice journalist, Jennifer Park.

Over ten years and 30 releases, Rough Skies has steadily built a niche profile in Australian independent music, recognised for documenting unique underground bands from lutruwita/Tasmania. The label operates as a collaboration between two friends, Teakle and Claire Johnston, who joined in early 2018. Teakle and Johnston are currently working on several exciting new releases for the label in 2022 alongside their day jobs and individual music projects.

www.roughskiesrecords.bandcamp.com


About Archive

Archive is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music. Each month will feature a different genre and be curated by a Tasmanian musician or artist who excels in that particular genre. Archive is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio. Edge Radio will record each gig, broadcasting five live and broadcasting all the gigs on the Sunday night following each gig.


Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music

Pop music encompasses many disparate styles but their commonality is that they are ephemeral and accessible. Pop musicians are constantly adopting avant garde explorations in music and making these challenging and exciting ideas accessible to broad audiences.

Tasmania has a rich community of alternative pop artists who traverse the line of the avant garde and the popular, creating powerfully relevant and moving music for local audiences. I’ve curated an all women line up to join me in celebrating the diversity of pop music in Tasmania.

FFLORA ( ℎ ) epitomise the ephemeral quality of pop in their improvised sets that are guaranteed to sweep you onto the dance floor.

Drawing inspiration from ‘crying in the club’ ballad mavens like Lykke Li and Robyn, PARKER smashes out soaring vocals with subdued minor-key dance groove and dancehall-inspired beats.

Formally known for her prowess in the Tokyo Punk troupe from FARO 2021, エミエミ (pronounced Emi Emi) takes a Tasmanian spin on the J-pop genre with her sweet sassy sound.

Live Visuals by Grace Huie Robbins (founder of MOOD: A Queer Party in Launceston)


Photo: Isabella Connelly

PARKER

Tash Parker (PARKER)  is a multidisciplinary artist and musician born in Western Australia and raised on a tropical fruit farm in the North East Kimberley, now based in Launceston Tasmania.  Her music is a powerhouse of retro-futurist electronica that soars with glossy synths and commanding vocals.

Her artistic practice is centred around reactionary works in collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences:

“I write about what is real and happening whether that be about my own relationships and experience in my body or an imagined reality of a space travelling future ancestor.” –PARKER


Photo: Bella Waru

FFLORA (FLUID FEMME LUMINARIES OFFERING RHAPSODIC ASCENSION)
A place of musical exploration and expression, FFLORA presents a journey into group improvisation. The ever-evolving ensemble take inspiration from jazz, folk, free improv, sick beats, collisions of sounds, failures, glory, poetry and synergy. Each time the group performs together it is truly unique. Be prepared to experience uplifting, unsteady, un-conforming utters of unreal music.


Photo: Jacob Collings

エミエミ (emi emi)

エミエミ (emi emi) is the experimental J-pop project from 24-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ represents a new venture for Emi, combining her existing indie-music flavour with uptempo neo-kawaii-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦)


The Curator

Photo: Ursula Woods

Tash Parker

Tash Parker is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Launceston Tasmania. Her music released under the name PARKER is ‘a ‘a powerhouse of retro futurist electronica that absolutely soars with its glossy synths and commanding vocals.’ Her artistic practice is centred around collaboration with musicians, visual artists and technology artists to curate multi-sensory experiences for her audience. She holds a degree in Fine Arts majoring in Sonic and Spatial Practice and made the Vice Chancellor’s list at RMIT in 2016. In 2019 Tash had her first multi-media exhibition ‘You, Me & that Other Thing’ at Sawtooth Gallery in collaboration with Melbourne based drawer and sculptor Jo Lane. Her music videos have since gone on to win awards for best music video at New York Film Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, Top Shorts and the Melbourne Short Film Festival and Clipped Music Video Festival in Sydney. In 2020 Tash received the Tasmanian Women’s Art Prize Emerging Artist award for her debut music video Can’t Keep Waiting. Tash’s songs have been added to rotation on ABC’s Double J radio station (Superhuman by PARKER) and reached number one on the AMRAP regional charts (Flames by Runaway Belles). Her last single and music video Lie Low, ‘a brave, cathartic, and above all, mystifyingly – beautiful song.’  released March 8th 2021 for International Women’s Day was premiered on Rolling Stone Australia. In 2021 Tash received an Arts Tasmania grant to present a series of music video exhibitions and performances in the second half of 2022. These exhibitions and performances will be; in Devonport at the RANT Gallery in July, in Hobart at Longhouse Gallery partnering the Winter Light Festival in August, and in Launceston partnering with Sawtooth Gallery and Junction Festival in September.


Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Archive is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music. Each month features a different genre curated by a Tasmanian musician or artist who excels in that particular genre. Archive is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio. Edge Radio are recording each gig, broadcasting five live and broadcasting all the gigs on the Sunday night following each gig.


The Sleepyheads have spent the last 6 years immersed in the Tassie music scene. Originally starting as the solo acoustic project of Pat Broxton, the band quickly picked up a strong local following with their fun, heart-on-sleeve style of indie-punk.
They’ve done multiple interstate tours and festivals off the back of their second EP, “Be More Optimistic?”, which also saw them score a feature artist slot on Triple J.
The band has spent the last two and half years crafting their debut album, and will use this special night at the Founders Room to share some brand-new material.


Photo: image supplied by the artists

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We sell paintings to Lars Ulrich and are rock band.


Photo: Will Moon

Rabbit
RABBIT is a rock and roll band with a lot of rhythmic crunch and sharp guitar hooks and they play fast. Ventolin inhaler recommended.


Photo: Graham Meresith

The Trash Vultures

The Trash Vultures are a Death Western Outlaw band, writing songs about the Wild West, cowboy decapitation, mutilation by grizzly bears and other day to day adventures. Formed in Hobart in 2019 for the Arts Hall Little Bands festival, popular demand saw the band continue on to be a permanent act. They released their debut album “Talking Trash and other songs and stories” and the single “Stupid Town” has been receiving good national airplay through the CBAA network and support from EDGE Radio Hobart


The Curator

Photo: Luke Henery

EWAH

EWAH is based in Hobart, Tasmania and is the moniker for Emma Waters, who has appeared under various guises over the years. Her current projects are dreamy electro post-punk outfit EWAH DUO and EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, whose sound is often cited as cinematic, merging post-punk and new wave.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise’ debut release, Everything Fades to Blue captured attention nationally and internationally and was longlisted for the Australian Music Prize (The AMP) in 2017.

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise have played at festivals including Mona Foma, Party in the Paddock, A Festival Called Panama, Dark Mofo, BIGSOUND and Junction Arts Festival.

In 2017, they won the National Live Music Awards for Best Live Act Tasmania and were nominated again in 2019.


Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present April Archive.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

This month will be curated by The Sleepyheads, you can expect a night of expressive alt-rock and great storytelling.


The Sleepyheads have spent the last 6 years immersed in the Tassie music scene. Originally starting as the solo acoustic project of Pat Broxton, the band quickly picked up a strong local following with their fun, heart-on-sleeve style of indie-punk.
They’ve done multiple interstate tours and festivals off the back of their second EP, “Be More Optimistic?”, which also saw them score a feature artist slot on Triple J.
The band has spent the last two and half years crafting their debut album, and will use this special night at the Founders Room to share some brand-new material.


Photo: David Beckett

Lincoln Le Fevre
Linc is possibly one of the best songwriters to ever come out of Tassie. With three incredible LPs under his belt, he’s finally coming back home to play one of his much-adored solo sets. It’s been a while between drinks, and we can’t wait.


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Meres
Meres is the brainchild of Mary Shannon, a very familiar face in the Tasmanian music scene. They’ve really sculpted a signature sound for themselves over the last couple of years, pairing beautifully written melodies with fuzzed out, alt-rock guitars. Meres has also been working on some new material, so we’re hoping to get a taste of that on the night!


Photo: Aiesha Hanson

Den.
Denni Sulzberger has spent the last few years honing her craft as a songwriter. She has an incredible ear for the perfect vocal melody to match her lyrics. Denni will have her trio behind her on the night, and we can’t wait to hear her amazing songs brought to life in a full band setting.


The Curators

Photo: Luke Henery

The Sleepyheads

Since forming in Launceston in 2016, The Sleepyheads have turned heads all over the country with their honest approach to heart-on-sleeve punk and indie rock. It’s that buzz-worthy style that earned The Sleepyheads a coveted Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist slot, leading to a milestone performance at Triple J’s One Night Stand in St Helens.

The band have since gone on to appear at some of Australia’s most-loved festivals, including Falls Festival, Party In the Paddock, Til The Wheels Fall Off and Woolly Mammoth. Their charismatic and engaging live shows have seen The Sleepyheads sell out multiple headline gigs, and tour nationally three times. With more new music to come and their charming brand of indie rock at the ready, The Sleepyheads are equipped to continue captivating audiences, new and old, every step of the way.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present March ARCHIVE.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

ARCHIVE Is a monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary/popular music, each month will feature a different genre and curator who will program the nights events.

Curator of this month’s Archive showcase is Swaz Benjamin.


As an artist Swaz takes command of storytelling, party-starting, and poetics through his dexterous lyricism and evocative imagery. Drawing equal influence from a a variety of roots and electronic music, as much as he does from all forms of hip-hop and spoken word, Swaz Benjamin’s fluid vocals and fresh musical backdrops deliver light hearted odes to enjoying life, harder hitting thought provoking pieces, and motivating messages. Joined by his band “The Benjamins” his live sound is given a rawer, transcendent, rockier feel, elevating the energy of their performance. Swaz has shared stages with some of the country’s finest artists including ARIA Award Winners such as Drapht, Thundamentals, Mallrat and Adrian Eagle, and international artists such as Akil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65 (Canada) and Lotek (UK). He’s performed at numerous fundraisers for social and humanitarian causes, and played Falls, Nayri Niara and Vibrance Festivals.


Joining “Swaz & The Benjamins” on the night are:

SteezE DreamR

Combining their lyrical forces once again, the formidable duo of MightE DreamR and SteezE. Meeting one another through local improv band CM3 three years ago, where young SteezE bugged the band unmercifully to let him have a go on the mic, the pair have been seen freestyling, cyphering and sharing stages together from Marrawah to Moonah ever since.

Their sound and style would best be described as conscious, funky, and outrospective, with a pinch of anti-capitalism.

Accompanying the duo for the night will be Ivan Megirian on keys, Chris McGuinniess-Terry on drums and Alex O’Leary on bass. The band will be playing completely blind to create an authentic improv experience, so expect the unexpected. Also you may want to bring an umbrella because these two are a couple of slick spitters!


Pseudo Lucid

In their own words:

We are Pseudo Lucid so shut up.
There are two of us. That’s almost TWICE as many as if there was one of us. We travel the universe, melting minds with our irreverent raps and adorably quaint delusions of grandeur.

With Lachy piloting the BAR-TARDIS and Paul karate chopping faces off mumble-rapping aliens, we really feel like we’re having a positive impact on this scum-muffin planet.


Photo: Matt Osborne

An intrepid traveller hailing from lutruwita (Tasmania), Swaz Benjamin’s storytelling, party-starting and poetics have seen him perform with artists such as DraphtThundamentalsMallratHorrorshowAdrian EaglePezB WiseMaundzAkil (Jurassic 5), Buck 65, Omar Musa, Luka Lesson and Zac Henderson.

On his first full-length release ‘Souled Out Volume One:Daze Gone Bye‘ mixtape. Swaz worked closely with producer Hugh Lake (Jessica Mauboy, Stan Walker, Split Enz) curating the sounds Hugh would work with to create the instrumentals for the album. APRA AMCOS award nominee IAMMXO (of Diafrix Sony Australia) also mentored and oversaw much of the project. In particular, Chasm‘s remix of the title track, and lead single ‘Days‘ helped garner radio play and press across Australia & the UK. In 2018 UK Hip hop royalty Skinnyman was supported by Swaz, playing his first show in London. While in the UK, he talked through each song on the mixtape on Terra Slim‘s ‘The Shout‘ on ImInRadio.


Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

Genre
Underground/Outsider

Salamanca Arts Centre & Edge Radio present February ARCHIVE.
A gig recorded live in the Founders Room and broadcast on Edge Radio.

February ARCHIVE will be curated by Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records, a label which is a collective of Australian folk-punk bands, and driven by Hobart’s own The Dead Maggies.

FTYP Records also present the annual debaucherous 4-day folk-punk gig-crawl called HOBOFOPO, that has drawn some of the biggest folk-punk acts in the world to Tasmania.


You can expect the night to start with folk music, finish with punk music, and explore some intense moments of rogue folk in between.

8.45-9.15pm
RYAN GARTH AND BAE HARRISON-DAY will be performing intimate, stripped-back renditions of the Ragged Hollow repertoire on fiddle and guitar. Showcasing Ryan’s cynical, cerebral songwriting.

9.30-10.00pm
ZAC HENDERSON is a much loved and applauded Tasmanian based singer/songwriter described as a storyteller with influences from folk & blues.”Aussie folk that just feels like home. Full of warmth, character and cleverly worded anecdotes that force you to be slow and really sink in.” – Like Velvet Music

10.15-10.45pm
THE DOMINIC FRANCIS GRIEF ENSEMBLE are much like the Tasmanian landscape, the ensemble is wild, rugged and scarred by the impact of suburban influences. Yet to be sanctioned as the only boy band to boast a bones player, this is Rogue Folk at it’s darned finest – brutal, impolite and highly danceable.

11.00-11.30pm
FISTFUL OF FISCAL are a newish band, featuring 3/5th of The Dead Maggies, and playing hardcore punk (with a violin). The music is; short, fast, loud, fun, political, satirical, and financial. Influences include Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Idles, The Dirty Three and NowyourefuckeD.


The Curators

Folk Til Ya Punk Records is a collective of artists from around Australia spearheaded by Hobart’s own The Dead Maggies. They’ve put out 17 releases to national airplay and international acclaim. They also put on events such as the annual HOBOFOPO Festival. FTYP Records will be curating an evening spanning from folk to punk, and whatever fits in between!

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music.

Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio
Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

Each month will feature a different genre and be curated by a Tasmanian musician or artist who excels in that particular genre. Archive is a collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio. Edge Radio will record each gig, broadcasting five live and broadcasting all the gigs on the Sunday night following each gig.

Archive is produced by Lucien Simon, Performing Arts Manager at Salamanca Arts Centre, Sam Dowson, Live Music Coordinator at Salamanca Arts Centre and Aeron Clark, Music Director at Edge Radio and presenter of the station’s Tasmanian music program, ‘The Map’.

The Venue | The Founders Room

Salamanca Arts Centre is a multi venue organisation that showcases theatre, music and visual art and is based in nipaluna/Hobart on Salamanca Place.

In January 2022, Salamanca Arts Centre launched a live music program focused on showcasing original music and was developed in collaboration with promoters from diverse scenes and communities. As part of this program there are recurring events including Archive, Jazzamanca curated by Ted Vining, QT Cabaret produced by Hera Fox and PROTEM curated by Lucien Simon and Sam Dowson.

This new program is a welcome boost to the local live music scene ensuring there is a place for audiences to watch and listen to original Tasmanian music at a time when the music scene in Tasmania has never been so vibrant, eclectic and engaging.

Archive 2022 Events
  • Festivals
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
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ARCHIVE January

Christopher Coleman and the Great Escape curated by Glenn Richards
Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 Jan 2022
The Courtyard
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated

ARCHIVE February

Folk Til Ya Punk Records curated by Mark Downie
Saturday 19 Feb 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated

ARCHIVE March

Swaz Benjamin curated by Swaz Benjamin
Saturday 19 Mar 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
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ARCHIVE April

The Sleepyheads curated by The Sleepyheads
Saturday 23 Apr 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
A white woman looks directly to camera. We see her from the shoulders up. She wears a white shirt and has a brown bowl cut hairdo.

ARCHIVE May

208L Containers, Rabbit & The Trash Vultures curated by EWAH
Saturday 21 May 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
A drawing of a made up animal with eight legs and a head of a bear like creature. The background is pastel pink and yellow circles.

ARCHIVE June

Fflora, Parker & エミエミ (Emi Emi) curated by Tash Parker
Saturday 18 Jun 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
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ARCHIVE July

Tapir, Stormworm & La Sauvage, IAE & Baltimore Charlot | curated by Mum & Dad
Saturday 23 Jul 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated

ARCHIVE September

Julius Schwing, Good Game, Peter Knight, Hayato Simpson & Tom Robb curated by Jacky Collyer
Saturday 17 Sep 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
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ARCHIVE October

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Friday 28 Oct 2022
Founders Room
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*** CANCELLED! ***
Sadly, Harry is now unable to travel from Melbourne so we will need to cancel this performance scheduled for Friday evening. Apologies for the inconvenience and we hope Harry can join us at another time.

Harry Tinney is a Melbourne-based touring and recording artist, who is quickly cementing his place within the Australian improvised music scene with a characteristic approach to the guitar. Harry has worked with Australian jazz luminaries Barney McAll and Julien Wilson, as well producing his own music with his co-led Hammond trio “Organix” and post-rock outfit “Wastelands”. Harry released his debut album “Kingsnake” in 2019, and his sophomore album “Wastelands” is due for release in late 2022.

For this performance Harry will be playing his original compositions, joined by Alf Jackson on drums and Hamish Houston on bass.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Silikill
Silikill is a nipaluna/Hobart based ensemble that unites an eclectic range of styles into a collaborative musical and gestural language to explore concepts and noise. They are primarily engaged with performing original compositions and free improvisations from within the group. The works themselves often stem from current personal interests, general bouts of confusion, and revelations which are tied with a sense of playfulness and lust for autonomy.

Nestled beneath the vaulted gables of an 1840’s warehouse is the Founders Room. With polished oaken floorboards, limewashed sandstone walls and heritage windows that look out over the SAC Courtyard on one side and Woobys Lane and Salamanca Square on the other.

Dedicated to the Founders of Salamanca Arts Centre, this is the perfect location for performances, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, seminars, training sessions, launches and promotional events.

In addition to the Venue Hire Program, in January 2022 Salamanca Arts Centre launched the Live Music Program to support the local music industry. Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening the Founders Room showcases performances by local, interstate and international musicians and artists. The curated program is diverse, featuring a range of genres, from jazz to experimental music.

From January 2023, the type of event / usage / activation of the Founders Room is determined by the following weekly calendar:
Monday – Wednesday : Available for Workshops and Non-Public activities, including Meetings, Rehearsals & Creative Developments.
Thursday – Saturday : Public Activities / Events / Performances.
Sunday Venue CLOSED


Venue Hire Rates

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Rehearsals:
$165 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $255 per Day / $1,095 per Week

Commercial / Government Departments:
$225 per Half Day (maximum 6 hours) / $355 per Day / $1,540 per Week

Venue Hire Package Private Functions / Events* (includes weddings, dinners, parties, conferences etc.)
$1,540 per event (maximum Hire Period of 3 Days)

Venue Hire Package for SAC Supported Local / Touring Performances*
$225 per event (maximum Hire Period of 1 Day)

All prices are inclusive of GST and valid from 28 September 2022.


Applying for the Founders Room : 2023 Calendar

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Founders Room 2023 Calendar : from February – December 2023.
This Call for Applications is for REMAINING DATES only; some months in the 2023 Calendar are heavily booked.

Applications are sought for both the Hire of the Founders Room and also for Performances / Concerts for inclusion in SAC’s 2023 Live Music Program and Performing Arts Program.
Applications are sought for both Public Events and Activities, including Performances, Live Music Events and Concerts, Film Events, Workshops, Launches etc. and Non-Public / Private Events and Activities, including Corporate Events, Private Functions, Rehearsals and Creative Developments, Meeting, Workshops and Seminars.

Deadline for Submissions :
Applications can be submitted at anytime

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 x Working Days of Submission.


Availability

The Founders Room is full for the remainder of January 2023.

Applications for February – December 2023 are now open.

To be notified of the next Call for Applications for the Founders Room, including for special rounds (as a result of cancellations etc.) or for dates from 2024 onwards, please complete the form below via the alert me button and you will be contacted once the next Call for Applications opens.

This event is part of Winter Light 2022 and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre

It’s always darkest before the dawn, you don’t miss the heat until it’s gone, the queers have hibernated from the coldest day, now they emerge to get on stage and be really, REALLY gay.

QT offers up their gender nonconforming slice of cake, to The Winter Light Festival we celebrate, show casing new acts, new talents, and old favorites running the old gamuts. Get ready for a night that will make you laugh cry and scream, Put on your warm coat and dancing shoes and get ready to yell “slay qween!”

It’s one night only so book in advance, leaving tickets until the night is a dangerous chance.

Friday 12 August 2022
Doors at 7:30pm
Show 8pm-11pm


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


Artists

Photo: Trash King Photography

Hera Fox

Hera is a playwright, and circus & cabaret creator based in nipaluna (Hobart). Having grown up in the Huon Valley starting in community musicals, they have had a varied career in burlesque and drag to circus and acrobatics. Now they have found their voice as a transgender woman returning to song and cabaret creating work for and by transgender people. Her plays have endeavored to assist in changing the culture of the live performing arts, to be more inclusive, and to not take itself too seriously. She has a tendency to write about love, lust, and loss, with a style reflecting reactions of your various ex partners.

They are the founder and artistic director of QT Cabaret, a space for transgender and gender queer performers to trial new cabaret and circus work, which won Artfully Queers unifying voice award 2019. Hera is also the winner of 2020’s Out For Australia Community Champion award.