Opening Event
Sunday 13 November 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Featuring works by Nolan Art K-12 Students, this annual exhibition features ceramics, sculpture, fashion illustration, oil and acrylic painting, and drawing.

Simplicity and Serenity.
A collection of ceramic sculptures created to evoke a sense of calm, by Resident Artist Melly Frank.

“Meditation has become a vital practice in my life. It lessens feelings of overwhelm and helps greatly in bringing me back to a sense of focus, balance and calm.

With the knowledge that meditation has helped my mental health immensely, I feel compelled to create work that is inspired by the practice.

The act of hand building with clay for me is also a meditative practice. The tactile process slows my mind allowing it to become intensely focused on the task at hand, leaving no room for intrusive unwelcome thoughts and feelings.

My hope is that when you observe my sculptures, you may stop and take a quiet moment to perhaps experience a sense of calm yourself.”
Melly Frank

Southern Light is a series of paintings celebrating the unique light and beauty of Antarctica. Hannah Blackmore depicts this isolated environment through her indirect experience as the partner of an Antarctic expeditioner, and shares why we need to protect this natural wonder of the world.

Southern Light is intended to increase public awareness of the beauty of Antarctica, and the important work that takes place to protect this unique environment.

“I have not been to Antarctica. However, it has become an important part of my life over the past ten years. I have been married for ten years, and my husband has spent a third of that time in Antarctica. It has become part of our relationship, and we also have a close circle of friends who visit Antarctica regularly. It is a place I have developed a strong connection to, through my indirect experience as an artist.

As a painter, I am drawn to colour and light, and the light of Antarctica is something I have found captivating in the images I have seen. I have created a series of semi-abstract landscapes depicting the natural beauty of Antarctica, to show the importance of taking care of our Antarctic legacy. I do hope to travel to Antarctica one day, and capture the beauty I see with paint. For now, I shall share my interpretation and experience through the people in my life with you.”
– Hannah Blackmore

Expressive abstract painting, consisting of thickly applied impasto blues and greys. The painting represents the Southern Sea in Antarctica.
Hannah Blackmore. Southern Sea (2022). Acrylic on Linen. 75cm x 100cm
Expressive abstract painting, consisting of thickly applied impasto blues and greys. The painting represents the the frozen sea in Antarctica.
Hannah Blackmore. Frozen Sea (2022). Acrylic on Canvas. 45cm x 45cm
Expressive abstract painting, consisting of thickly applied impasto blues and greys. The painting represents the Southern Wind in Antarctica.
Hannah Blackmore. Southern Wind (2022). Acrylic on Canvas. 30cm x 30cm.

Quietitude.
A state of stillness, calmness and quiet in a person or place.

An exhibition of paintings by Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artist Jane Flowers.
In 2021, Jane Flowers completed a two-week Residency in the Short Term Studio (Space 238).

Opening Event
Friday 9 September 2022, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

“A love of nature permeates my work. 
I endeavour to find stillness and a sense of tranquility in landscape and seascape and convert moments in time and space to canvas. 
Bringing the outside in if you like.
Installing a quiet state of repose and serenity to the viewer.

During my Residency in 2021, one of the first things I did was head to Seven Mile, one of my favourite beaches. To clear my head for my residency. I love its vast expanses of tide washed sands; endless skies and expansive views to horizon. Beach combing for visual treasures and walking quiets and resets my mind.

Though I’ve visited Tassie many times, I hadn’t before visited the far reaches of the Huon, and was much taken with the beauty of the waterways. A beauty on the surface that I sadly discovered is being systematically eroded I discovered on reading Richard Flanagan’s Toxic at the end of my Residency. Ironically too – clearing a hillside and or putting through a road cutting allows a better view of the iconic shapes of Tassie’s tall timber. 

In this exhibition I’ve explored both the vignette and the wide expanse.  Subtle colours distinctive palettes and sheer beauty of southern Tassie’s coastline and hillsides. Previous studies in graphic design encourage my artist eye and the ability to see the landscape in its simplest form. To distill its qualities.

Themes I developed and explored in this show include sunlight on water, delights of beachcombing, the wonder of being at sea, gazing at skies and hillsides, the shape of a sail on the horizon, wind and water, sea and sky, the wonder of treescapes.”
Jane Flowers, August 2022


A painting of the ocean horizon, with the lower third of the picture depicting dark blue, green waves tipped with whitee. Whilst the upper two thirds is a pure white sky.
Mermaid’s Lair (2022). Oil on canvas. 61 x 61 cm.
A painting of a river, with sun reflecting on the water. In the distance there are rolling mountains. The sky is grey and cloudy but there are shafts of light coming through.
Cloud-break (2022). Oil on canvas. 91 x 86 cm
Painting of a small white sailing boat on a river. In the background loom mountains and a moody dark sky.
Off Fleurty’s Point (2022) . Oil on canvas. 51 x 61 cm

Jane Flowers

Jane Flowers is an award winning Australian artist who specialises in dramatic oils on canvas of nature, the ocean and the outback. Her unique interpretations create striking artwork that have gained a strong following among art lovers, collectors and interior designers. The landscapes and seascapes that Flowers creates have the ability to make a room come to life by subtlely transforming the natural beauty of the outdoors into a stunning interior space. Flowers draws inspiration from her regular travels to capture the essence of a time and place. A keen yachtswoman, diver, beachcomber and adventurer, Flowers is passionate about the beauty of nature and the natural environment. She has been a professional artist for 30 years following careers in teaching, advertising and graphic design.

The Long Way Home features new original paintings and limited edition prints by Alyce Bailey

“I believe that to long for home, is to be human. It is the ache to be whole, to be known, loved and understood. To be at home with oneself is one of life’s greatest challenges and to be considered someone’s home, one of life’s greatest joys.

For me, home isn’t just a place. It’s those feelings we experience once we’ve found what we have been searching for – whether that’s love, acceptance or peace and it is from these longings that my works have sprung.”
– Alyce Bailey (2022)

Opening Event
Friday 1 July 2022 @ 6:00pm

A sheep with a brown face against a white background.
Alyce Bailey. Marie (2021). Archival print on cotton rag. 60cm x 40cm
A wooly white sheep against a white background.
Alyce Bailey. Grace (2021). Archival print on cotton rag. 60cm x 42cm.
A sheep with a black face and large curled horns against a white background.
Alyce Bailey. Jack (2021). Archival print on cotton rag. 60cm x 42cm.

The Studio Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the works of artists that have studios at Salamanca Arts Centre.

The Studio Gallery is located on Level 2 of Salamanca Arts Centre and is surrounded on all sides by Artists Studios. 

The Studio Gallery is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is available to artists who are current Residents of Salamanca Arts Centre or who have had a Residency in the past 12 months (including in the Short Term Studio).  This gallery space enables Salamanca Arts Centre’s Resident Artists to exhibit for month-long periods and provides visitors the opportunity to see work created onsite at Salamanca Arts Centre. 

New Venue Information Kit available for download soon.

Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
Free for month-long exhibitions by Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artists

Availability

The Studio Gallery is full for the remainder of 2022.

Applications for 2023 have now closed and are being assessed.

convoke
verb. con·​voke | kənˈvəʊk
– call together or summon;
– a summons to assemble;
– a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilised as a whole.

Convoke is an annual showcase of works by Salamanca Arts Centre’s Resident Visual Artists, with all works created during the artists’ Residencies as part of their Studio Practice.

Works range from photograph to painting to collage; sculptural works to video to ceramics; figurative to abstract; from Artists who work in the Willis, Stanmore and Morrison Studios.

Featured Artists
Emma Bingham
Hannah Blackmore
Kathryn Camm
Katherine Cooper
Hilary Clared
Antoinette Ellis
Phillip England
Joe Fazackerley
Jane Flowers
Melly Frank
Peta Kruger
Oliver Lambert
Julien Scheffer
Jacqui Ward

A swirling, colourful abstract pattern created from the weaving and knotting of found, soft plastics. It sits on a blank, white wall.
Image Credit: Peta Kruger. Takayna (series) (2022). White shopping bag, transparent grocery bag, yellow JB-HiFi retail bag, pink potato bag, red Red Nose collection bag, green grocery bag, light blue puff pastry liners, light grey Amscan single-use tablecloth, dark grey post satchel, black Amscan single-use tablecloth, organic cotton on Kellogg’s Corn Flakes packet. 30.5cm x 24cm.
A photograph of the base and trunk of a large, ancient oak tree. The tree is surrounded by a wooden fence and the entry marked by a carved wooden totem . The totems are carved to resemble a face and topped with a pyramid.
Image Credit: Gojaus miško ąžuolas (Gojaus Forest Oak), Lithuania (2021) Unique film positive and LED lightbox frame.
Eight, round, smooth, ceramic pebbles with faces. They have their eyes closed and their lips pursed as if whistling. Each has pink flowers sprouting from their head.
Image Credit: Melly Frank. Mindful Meeting. Stoneware, foliage. From 2cm-15cm in height

An eclectic collection of fresh woodcuts, sketches and mosaics
by Jon Kudelka and Margaret Kudelka

May or may not cause howling at the moon.