State of Flux Workshop operates from Salamanca Arts Centre as a contemporary jewellery and object gallery and workshop.

Its four members, Anna Webber, Gabbee Stolp, Jane Hodgetts and Emma Bugg, create and retail work from the space. 

State of Flux Workshop strives to create a greater connection with mainland peers and instil themselves in the national and global conversation of contemporary jewellery and objects.

In September 2021, State of Flux Workshop was successful in their bid to exhibit in Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne’s Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial.

The revolving selection of pieces displayed in the Lightbox demonstrate some of the techniques, tools and prototype workings of pieces before they are complete.

Pieces reflecting themes by each of the four individual members of State of Flux Workshop will be on display, alongside slow motion video documentation, giving a closer look at processes behind how things are made.

Follow the pink rope to find State of Flux Workshop.

Works by Emma Bugg. Brass, concrete.
Works by Jane Hodgetts. Sand cast, brass.
Works by Gabbee Stolp. Handmade ear hook.

Why did we start building things so symmetrical?

An installation by Georgie Vozar

Baron landscapes, the harsh undulating lines of new rock formations. Holding space. Moulded and re-purposed. The kind that hold up, fill up, and trip up. Do you see? Why did we start building things so symmetrical? Now feel the nature of the earth: what lies beneath its surface? Can you see the reddish-metallic copper? Like the metamorphic hole it was taken from, it will never rust.

Salamanca Art Centre’s most intimate venue, encountered even before passing through the front doors.

Commanding the best public location in Salamanca Place, the Lightbox is a square metre of window space available to selected artists to install works that utilise the attributes of this special exhibition space. This gallery is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries Program and is available to Salamanca Arts Centre’s Associate Members and Resident Artists.

The Lightbox is a window space located at the main entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre on Salamanca Place, and can be viewed 24 hours a day.

Salamanca Arts Centre encourages artists to interpret the space with installations that best reflect the Lightbox dimensions and location.

Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
The Lightbox is a free space available for month long exhibitions for Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members and Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artists only.

Applying for the Lightbox

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Lightbox twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding Special Rounds).

Salamanca Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Lightbox 2023 Calendar. This Call for Applications is for the remaining dates; many months in the 2023 Calendar are already booked. 

Applications are sought from artists (solo, duo and small group) working in any medium.

Available dates in 2023 include:
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023
August 2023

Deadline for Submissions
Friday 30 September 2022

Availability

The Lightbox Calendar is full for the remainder of 2022 with limited dates available for 2023.

Available dates in 2023 include:
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023
August 2023

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

A painterly surface with the echoing motif of the bottle.

This work talks directly to Jake Walker’s exhibition Grog, which was held in Kelly’s Garden and which is part of our curated OPEN SKY / Kelly’s Garden Program.


Jake Walker | Genevieve Griffiths

Jake Walker

Jake Walker was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 2000. His practice is inextricably linked to the natural and cultural landscapes of New Zealand. Walker admits that as a child he ‘didn’t really know there were too many other kinds of painting’ aside from landscapes. His works are constantly shifting and revisited after some time, with chance and instinct at the core of his working practice. Sometimes this results in works of ‘weightlessness of accident and incident.’ Exploring themes of modernist architecture and abstract perspectives, Walker’s free and loose sense of play embraces material forms. Walker sees paintings as objects, not flat two-dimensional images. This openness to experimental processes has led to a series of works using clay- painterly forms and stoneware frames that lead from one thing, to another.

He is represented by Station (Melbourne)Gallery 9 (Sydney)Hamish McKay Gallery (Wellington NZ)Ivan Anthony (Auckland) and Dutton (NYC).