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 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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  • Events
  • Performances

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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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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  • Performances
  • 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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  • Live Music
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
A black and white image of three men on stage. They are playing metal music and are really getting into it.

ARCHIVE December

curated by Matthew “Chalky” Chalk
Saturday 17 Dec 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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Winter Light is coming!

Salamanca Arts Centre is proud to present Winter Light.  The end of winter is in many cultures a time when the community celebrates the end of the darkness and the coming of the light. This is the inspiration behind Winter Light – a festival that we have created this year to transform August and the end of winter into a period of celebration and connection. 

The centrepiece to 2022’s program will be the youth art project Utopia Now! This project has artists collaborating with young people to create a visual and performance art. Young people will create art in response to two questions: 

‘What is their vision of a utopian future’? and ‘What are they doing now to make it happen?’’

Transforming the present into a better future permeates the entire program.  And, that just what we want to do? To, together, dream a better future and make it real?

Winter Light not only celebrates all of our communities and cultures but celebrates Salamanca Arts Centre as an inclusive, artistically brave, and engaging cultural and entertainment organisation which is bolstered by the Salamanca precinct. 

Lucien Simon
Artistic Director of Winter Light

Winter Light 2022 | 11 - 21 August 2022 Events
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals
  • Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A close up of molten orange glass in a circular form.

A Warm Glow to Remember

Yumemi Hiraki
Wednesday 3 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
Top Gallery
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  • 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
  • Outdoor
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A woman with a giant sea anenemy stands on a large rock by the sea. She figure wears all white and holds up a white piece of fabric to her left hand side.

ANENEMY

Davina Wright, Georgie Vozar, Isabella Stone, Heath Brown, Alexandra Chatwin-Dalgleish, Annabelle Docherty, Ruby Hill, Megan Kenna, Taylah Lowry, Samora Squid and Philip Tabor
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 Aug 2022
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  • Australian Antarctic Festival
  • Exhibitions
  • Festivals
  • Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
An image of an icebreaker moving through the Antarctic waters. The point of view is if you are looking the ship front on.

Last Dance Orange Roughy

John McCormick & Adam Nash
Thursday 11 – Sunday 28 Aug 2022
Sidespace Gallery
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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 Curated
  • Winter Light
  • Workshops
Beautiful paper lanterns are hung in The outside Courtyard. There is a dark blue moody sky behind them.

Obon Lanterns

A community project with Yumemi Hiraki
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 Aug 2022
The Courtyard
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  • Festivals
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A man with greying hair plays a guitar on stage. The image is black and white.

Dancing with the Wind

Greg Wells and the Blackwater Band 
Friday 12 Aug 2022
The Courtyard
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  • Festivals
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A performer on stage wearing white clothing and a white fluffy hat looks out to the audience with a forlorn look. The lighting on them is red and purple.

QT Cabaret

Winter Light show
Friday 12 Aug 2022
Founders Room
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  • Festivals
  • Kid Friendly
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A photo of a Japanese woman from the shoulders up. She has a large colourful bow in her hair and has a red coloured fringe.

Random Acts of Weirdness

Risa Ray + Jem Nicholas + Georgia Shine
Friday 12 – Friday 19 Aug 2022
Long Gallery
Peacock Theatre
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  • Festivals
  • Live Music
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A dark image of someone's right hand on a piano. Instead of sheet music, there are tarot cards.

Arcana

Alethea Coombe + Jem Nicholas, Tom Robb, Lachlan Johnson, Michael Fortescue, Randal Muir & Michael Mathieson-Sandars
Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 Aug 2022
Founders Room
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  • Live Music
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
An indian woman with long dark hair sits on a tall stool wearing orange. A microphone and music stand is in front of her.

Lineage Traditions (performance)

​​Ehsan Zabihi and Sina Tarkesh Esfahani, Ipshita Pratap & Levanya De Zoysa
Thursday 18 Aug 2022
Founders Room
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  • Festivals
  • Live Music
  • Performances
  • Salamanca Arts Curated
  • Winter Light
A woman looks to be frozen on the ceiling. She wears blue clothing and the word 'live' in yellow sits across the image.

Body of Work (Live)

PARKER
Friday 19 – Saturday 20 Aug 2022
Long Gallery
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