Public Art Events

    Escape Pod

    Artist: Colin Langridge
    Location: Courtyard
    Installation Date: January 2021

    The Courtyard
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      SAC Walls Project

      Curated by Lisa Campbell-Smith & Brendan Walls
      Location: Facade of Salamanca Arts Centre
      Installation Date: February 2020

      Salamanca Arts Centre
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      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.

      If you’d like to put on a gig, please get in touch!

      Live at the Founders Room 2023 Events
      • Events
      • Live Music
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      It Thing

      All The Weathers | Liquid Nails
      Saturday 14 Jan 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Jazzamanca

      The Mason Denson Quartet
      Saturday 25 Mar 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
      • Live Music
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      FFLORA Film Launch

      Presented by FFLORA

      Friday 28 Apr 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
      • Live Music
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Jazzamanca

      The Hobart Jazz Quartet
      Saturday 29 Apr 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Cheek to Cheek

      Ft. Tamara Kuldin and Paul Coyle

      Presented by Tamara Kuldin and Matt Boden

      Friday 19 May 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
      • Live Music
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Jazz@Salamanca

      A new Hobart Jazz Quintet 
      Saturday 27 May 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Mia Palencia Quartet
      Saturday 29 Jul 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      McEntee Weller Quintet
      Saturday 19 Aug 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Nugent Sextet – Mingus Ah Um Live
      Saturday 30 Sep 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      The Spike Mason Quartet
      Saturday 21 Oct 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      The Sulzburger-Folvig-Park Trio
      Saturday 25 Nov 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Nadira & Friends
      Saturday 24 Feb 2024
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Damien Kingston Quartet
      Saturday 23 Mar 2024
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Ottaway-Bywater-Houston-Robb Quartet
      Saturday 27 Apr 2024
      Founders Room
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      Salamanca Jazz

      Jamie Pregnell Album Launch
      Saturday 25 May 2024
      Founders Room
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      • Salamanca Jazz

      Salamanca Jazz

      Charlie McCarthy Trio
      Saturday 22 Jun 2024
      Founders Room
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      Salamanca Jazz

      Latin Sextet
      Saturday 27 Jul 2024
      Founders Room
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      The Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre is a curated space.
      This space is for the music and performance community.

      If you’d like to put on a gig, please get in touch!
      music@sac.org.au

      Live at the Founders 2022 Events
      • Live Music
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A couple sit on a lounge. She wears a red street and sunglasses and has long dark hair. He wears a cap, sunglasses and a long ginger beard.

      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
      • Performances
      A group of 5 people wearing black stand in a forest. The image is black and white and they all look directly to camera.

      Northern Subs

      with Guru Mook and The Eclectic FKA Rocketry
      Saturday 3 Sep 2022
      Founders Room
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      • Live Music
      • Performances
      A group of 5 men stand in front of a red corrugated fence. They are all wearing black and all but one are looking directly to camera.

      KNIFE HANDS

      with Coward Punch, Offset Vision & Blight St
      Friday 7 Oct 2022
      Founders Room
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      Lazer Baby

      with Woolworths//Flushot + Acres + Caelo
      Saturday 15 Oct 2022
      Founders Room
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      A monthly evening celebrating all things Jazz in The Founders Room at Salamanca Arts Centre.
      This program is curated by Ted Vining.

      Jazzamanca | Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre Events
      • Live Music
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A woman looks directly to camera. She wears a multicoloured top and has a short, red bobbed haircut.

      Jazzamanca June

      Mia Palencia with The Rhythm Section
      Saturday 25 Jun 2022
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Jazzamanca

      The Mason Denson Quartet
      Saturday 25 Mar 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
      • Live Music
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      FFLORA Film Launch

      Presented by FFLORA

      Friday 28 Apr 2023
      Founders Room
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      • Jazzamanca
      • Live Music
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Jazzamanca

      The Hobart Jazz Quartet
      Saturday 29 Apr 2023
      Founders Room
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      The Youth and Family Program presents an exciting infusion of creative experiences to Winter Light 2022, utilising the arts as a creative tool to showcase the talents and share the voices of our young Tasmanians while embracing and celebrating diversity!

      From Tasmanian youth voices envisaging Utopia Now!, creating the basis of a youth theatre production and a large scale immersive art installation; co-created and mentored by eight local artists plus LGBTQIA+ Youth QT Kids showcasing their performative gifts to the visiting interstate award winning Don’t Mess With The Dummies children’s show and circus workshops…phew!…there is a lot on offer for families to get out and embrace their creative curiosities this Wintertime!

      Salamanca Arts Centre is excited to be presenting the Winter Light 2022 Youth and Family Program kindly supported and funded by Festivals Australia.

      See you there!
      Sheree Martin
      Youth & Family Program Coordinator of Winter Light

      Winter Light Schools Program Events
      • Festivals
      • Kid Friendly
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Winter Light
      A group of three people wearing silver suits are on top of a mountain. The figure in the front is crouched down and has shoulder length curly hair and wears glasses. The firgure standing on the left holds a gasmask in their hand. The figure on the left has their hair in a top knot poinytail and holds something up in their left hand.

      Utopia Now Youth Theatre

      Salamanca Arts Centre
      Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 Aug 2022
      Peacock Theatre
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      • Festivals
      • Free
      • Kid Friendly
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      • Winter Light
      An image of someone with long blond hair. They are turned away from the viewer. They hold a clear umbrella over their head. Confetti is being thrown.

      QT kids

      Salamanca Arts Centre
      Thursday 11 – Friday 12 Aug 2022
      Long Gallery
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      Salamanca Arts Centre hosts major curated exhibitions in the Long Gallery which are supported and developed by and alongside our Visual Arts Program Manager.

      Above image | O Horizon, curated by Daine Singer

      Major Curated Exhibitions Long Gallery Events
      • Education
      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Talks
      An oil painting of a rainforest scene by Grant Nimmo

      O Horizon

      Curated by Daine Singer
      Saturday 11 – Saturday 25 Jun 2022
      Long Gallery
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      A program for Experimental and Emerging Performance Makers

      Salamanca Arts Centre are invested in supporting and nurturing a healthy and active independent performing arts community.

      As part of this program, artists are given time to develop and present new work at Salamanca Arts Centre.

      Emergence Artists for 2022
      re:group performance collective
      Hern Direen
      LPA® (Les Petites Annonces)
      Partitioners of the Ephemeral Arts

      Above image courtesy re:group performance collective.
      Photo | Rosie Hastie


      Emergence 2022 Events
      • Festivals
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A young, white male stands in front of a person with a video camera. The video camera image is projected in an image behind the man and is large and filtered red. The man's eyes are wide and he has blond curly hair.

      Coil

      re: group performance collective
      Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 Jan 2022
      Peacock Theatre
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      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A pink, purple and blue gradient image of a pair of feet in chunky black shoes. They are wearing white, frilly socks. There looks to be microphone leads in the background of the image on the floor.

      TERFwars

      Hera Direen
      Friday 22 – Saturday 23 Jul 2022
      Peacock Theatre
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      • Kid Friendly
      • Live Music
      • Performances
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A group of all female performers sit on a darkened stage. We see them from a distance.

      We are but Crumbs

      Presented by Miettes
      Friday 18 – Saturday 19 Nov 2022
      Founders Room
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      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
      An image of Chris Coleman sits on a yellow background. He is a white male with dark brown hair.

      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
      A group of four white men stand in the darkness. We see them from a distance.

      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
      A couple sit on a lounge. She wears a red street and sunglasses and has long dark hair. He wears a cap, sunglasses and a long ginger beard.

      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
      A collaged image in bright, over saturated colours. A group of objects including hot chipc, an inflatable, pink chair, a green bottom and a red and white striped umbrella float on a body of water.

      ARCHIVE October

      Transcription Of Organ Music, Chloe Alison Escott, DolphinJT & The Mean Thoughts curated by Rough Skies Records
      Friday 28 Oct 2022
      Founders Room
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      Open Sky / Kelly’s Garden is a new and exciting program of curated exhibitions and events presented by Salamanca Arts Centre. This program encourages artists to explore the notions of place and the role of art in the public realm.

      The 2022 Program has been curated by Ainslie Macaulay.

      Open Sky / Kelly's Garden Events
      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Kid Friendly
      • Outdoor
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A large ceramic pot sits on a beige gravel surface with green foliage behind it. The bottle is mostly dark blue in colour with flashes of red, white and orange. There are star shapes cut out of the ceramic bottle shape.

      GROG

      Jake Walker
      Thursday 20 Jan – Sunday 27 Mar 2022
      Kelly's Garden
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      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Outdoor
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A dark image of light shining down on a wrinkled, black fabric surface.

      Infliction

      Jordan Cowen
      Thursday 7 Jul – Sunday 25 Sep 2022
      Kelly's Garden
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      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Outdoor
      • Salamanca Arts Curated

      Rough & Cut

      Abigail Varney
      Friday 7 Oct 2022 – Sunday 8 Jan 2023
      Kelly's Garden
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      SOCIAL is a new space proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC). 

      SOCIAL stands on the land of the traditional owners, the palawa people and we pay respect to Elders, past and present.

      SOCIAL aims to bring our community together through a celebration of culture. This multi-modal space is for experimentation, play and discovery.
       
      This accessible and centrally located space will be open to expressions of interest soon – subscribe to our newsletter for more information.
       
       At SOCIAL, we hope you feel inspired, challenged and connected.

      SOCIAL Curated Events
      • Education
      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Kid Friendly
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A family of three, stands in front of a patchwork quilt of may colours. The family is made up of a woman, a man and a girl. The girl is seated and approximately 8 years old. She wears a gradient coloured dress in tropical colours. The mother stands next to her with her left hand on her shoulder. The mother has shoulder length bob and wears glasses. The man at the right of the image has his left hand on the mother's right shoulder. They all look a bit awkward.

      (All) Together

      Ross Coulter, Meredith Turnbull & Roma Turnbull-Coulter
      Friday 3 Jun – Sunday 3 Jul 2022
      SOCIAL
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      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      A woman sits in the foreground on a rock platform with binoculars. In the distance there are two other female figures, one seated looking out to see and one standing with arms outstretched looking towards the ocean. The image is black and white. The woman is Aboriginal and all three representations of her are wearing black clothing.

      I Will Survive

      Hayley Millar Baker
      Thursday 7 – Sunday 31 Jul 2022
      SOCIAL
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      • Exhibitions
      • Free
      • Salamanca Arts Curated
      grey paper petals hover in the air in front of a white wall. The floor is concrete.

      Micro Macro

      Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler
      Friday 4 Nov – Saturday 3 Dec 2022
      SOCIAL
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