We welcome you to join us for the second iteration of Innerest. A semi-regular showcase of experimental, electronic and ambient artists, local and otherwise.

Abby Sundborn (Naarm)

Naarm-based Abby Sundborn is a welcome patch of light in Melbourne’s underground. Having spent the best part of the last five years active within Naarm’s dense electronic and experimental ecosystem as a live performer and DJ, Sundborn released her debut album, Amend, on Altered States Tapes in 2023. This appeared consecutively with Sundborn’s contribution to Gi’s warmly received Orange Chorus Blonde Reveal cassette.

At various times, Sundborn utilises cello, violin, guitar and electronics. Amend reveals a vivid, emotional heft across it’s unspooling. Live, the same power is communicated and shared communally.

https://abbysundborn.bandcamp.com/album/amend-4


Hayden Moon (Mulubinba)

Originally from Wollongong, Hayden Moon has spent the last few years based in Newcastle. Hayden bookended 2023 with two tapes for Altered States Tapes, A Creek Cut Through Me and Death Of A Miner’s Cottage. Both approach the ambient spectrum from different angles, alternately utilising organic field recordings, sacred synth drones, insidious embers of electronics and, at times, subtle rhythm. There is an unabashed beauty at work in Moon’s pieces, but not without nuance or the occasional challenge.

https://haydenmoon.bandcamp.com/album/death-of-a-miners-cottage

Soda Lite (nipaluna)

nipaluna’s own Alex Last has helmed the Soda Lite project since 2016, guiding it through sporadic releases on US institutions Constellation Tatsu and Not Not Fun, amongst others. Soda Lite approaches the sacred aether through meditative compositions, heavy on field recordings and dusted synth tones.

https://soda-lite.bandcamp.com/album/aqua-solar-cura-2

We acknowledge and pay our deep respect to the traditional owners of the land on which we live and that this event is held, the Tasmanian Aboriginal people of nipaluna, lutruwita.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

This is a not-for-profit event.

Any proceeds made after costs will be given to the interstate artists towards their traveling costs.

We offer free and subsidised tickets for First Nations persons and anyone experiencing financial distress. Please get in touch.


Presented by PROTEA Impro

DATES

7.30pm

February 23
March 22
April 26
May 31
June 21
July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November 29

Theatresports™️ returns for 2024! Join us at the Founders Room every month for Tasmania’s finest improvised hijinks.

Theatresports™️ is back for 2024! BUT NOW ON FRIDAYS. And this year we are back in The Founders Room in Salamanca. Join us every month as two teams lay it on the line to provide all the usual made up hijinks for your entertainment, and the right to hold aloft the As Yet Unnamed Perpetual Trophy.

PROTEA Impro’s 2024 season is supported by Salamanca Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.


Presented by PROTEA Impro

Dates and times

20 Feb – 6:30pm

27 Feb – 6:30pm

5 Mar – 6:30pm

12 Mar – 6:30pm

19 Mar – 6:30pm

All tickets $200 for five weeks. Weeks not sold separately.

A five week course in the fundamentals of improvised theatre.

You’ve been asking for it, so here it is:

YES we have classes now! A whole five week course INTRO TO IMPRO with Matt Wilson.

A course designed to give you a solid skill base in improvisation fundamentals and how to enjoy yourself while you are at it.

Starts Tuesday Feb 20 and runs weekly until Tuesday March 19.

Matt Wilson is the co-artistic director of PROTEA Impro. He is an improviser with years of experience and has performed and taught extensively in Tasmania as well as nationally and internationally.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

17th February 2024
7:30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

General Admission: $48 (+booking fee)

Nikki Nouveau presents a musical celebration of the Women of Paris, exploring the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting biography.

Nikki Nouveau explores the timeless allure of the “City of Light” in her enchanting musical biography of Paris.

Meet the fascinating ladies of Paris who created an unequalled society of feminine charm, beauty, art, sensuality and love. From Colette to Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel to Napoleon’s Josephine.

Be seduced and inspired as Nouveau brings to life the bygone era of French jazz and intimate cabaret from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. With delicate vocals and classical overtones, Nikki presents an uplifting musical escapade singing a rich repertoire from artists such as Jane Birkin, Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Dalida, Eartha Kitt and Brigitte Bardot, along with her own original compositions and featuring piano accompaniment by acclaimed Hobart jazz aficionado, Matt Boden.

“Nouveau in full voice is mesmerising and her phrasing between singing and narrating is flawless.” – Theatre People

“Sexy, fun, a little decadent and nicely polished.” – Arts Hub

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

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Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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General Admission: $25 (+booking fee)
Concession: $20 (+ booking fee)

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full. Support by Ally Oliver.

‘The Eye Begins to See’ is the latest project by Daniel J Townsend. An exquisite and moving song cycle about grief and renewal, Townsend and his band will perform the cycle in full.

The songs were written in the same order they appear on the record. You can hear Townsend journeying from chaos and confusion to acceptance, creativity and connection.

“Back then, I could not have imagined sharing this stuff with anyone,” he says. “Now, I can see how these songs really capture how it feels to navigate grief. It’s deeply personal, but it’s also universal; it’s a path you walk alone, just like everyone.”

The Eye Begins to See will be released on vinyl, CD and online in 2024.

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.

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Damien Kingston Quartet
Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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Sat 23rd March 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
$50 +bf for 2 x tickets
$88 +bf for 4 x tickets

‘Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with the

Damien Kingston Quartet ‘Harmony’ album Launch
and supported by the Annwen Roberts Quartet

The Damien Kingston Quartet, featuring Matt Boden on Piano, Hamish Houston on Bass, and Tom Robb on drums, has released its latest album ‘Harmony’ on vinyl, and will be launching the record with a live performance.

The music from the group features dense textures, fluttering melodies, and huge walls of sound; rhythmic intricacy and some dramatic harmony shine through in music that prioritises songcraft and resonance.

The Damien Kingston Quartet is an ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions that mix elements of jazz, free improv, and traditional song form. The band has been performing together since 2018 and to date has three albums out; the latest, ‘Harmony’, was released on ABC Jazz and Scratch Match Records.

‘Harmony’ will be available for purchase on the evening [ have a listen at www.damienkingston.com ].

Damien Kingston – Guitar | Matt Boden – Piano | Hamish Houston – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

The Quartet will be playing material from the new album alongside some new tunes, and will be supported by a set of original tunes and standards from the Annwen Roberts Quartet.

Annwen Roberts Quartet Bio:

Annwen is a violinist from Tasmania, where she grew up playing Tasmanian folk tunes.

She has a keen interest in the practices of bebop, Mingus-style big band music and free improvisation.
Her musical pursuits now incorporate her folk roots, while looking forward to the future of Australian jazz and improvisation, drawing on influences such as Regina Carter, Joe Lovano, Charlie Parker and Joshua Redman.

Annwen’s performances include Tasmanian festivals Dark Mofo, MONA, the Spiegeltent, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and Clarence Jazz Festival. She also performs around Australia with her quartet, playing her original compositions.

She has played with musicians such as Andrea Keller, the Mahavishnu Tribute Orchestra, Sandy Evans, Twine, Ben Lee, Sasha Gavlek, Adrien Cunningham, and the Foley artists. Annwen has studied under musicians such as John Hoffman, Brett Williams, Sunny Kim, Johnathan Zwartz, Sam Anning, Kelly Ottaway, Danny Healy, Andrea Keller, Carlo Barbaro, Peter Knight (former director of the AAO) and Barney McCall.

Her debut album is in the works.
Annwen Roberts – Violin | Elijah Davies- Guitar | Dominic Nguyen – Bass | Tom Robb – Drums

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Woobys lane, or take the lift from the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard ]


Sat 24th Feb 2024
7:30pm – 10:00pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Live @ The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
65b Woobys Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$27 +bf each
$50 +bf for 2 x tickets
$88 +bf for 4 x tickets

Salamanca Jazz’ is Live in the Founders Room on Woobys Lane, with Nadira & Friends.

Salamanca Jazz launches its 2024 live music program with Nadira & Friends

Nadira is this unstoppable person; Full of energy and enthusiasm. 

Nadira sings with the kind of pure joy that is totally contagious. “Those who have been to her shows knows that this petite, yet commanding, performer has a punk-ish attitude and on-stage banter that could be a comedy act on its own” (Australianjazz.net). 

Over the past ten years Nadira Farid has performed at Clubs and Festivals across Australia, and entertained the audience with her fresh, cheeky renditions of jazz standards and tunes from The Great American Songbook

When the rhythm gets lively, you won’t be able to resist hitting the dance floor and swaying to her upbeat melodies. But it’s in the hush of a ballad, when Nadira’s voice pours out like velvet, that she’ll leave you breathless, holding on to her every note in suspended silence. 

For Salamanca Jazz in February 2024, Nadira will be performing as part of a sextet, accompanied by Aaron Entresz (guitar), Iestyn Parry (piano), Jesse Bowden (sax), Jed Adams (d/bass) and Bruce Innocent (drums).

Doors & Bar open at 7pm

Music begins at 7.30pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
[ Enter via the stairs off Woobys lane ]

PLEASE NOTE our lift is currently undergoing maintenance and repairs. Wheelchair access to levels 2 and 3 of the arts centre is currently unavailable.


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Saturday 23 Mar 2024
Founders Room
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Presented by Dogs of Pleasure

Join DOP in celebrating this momentous occasion as they release their debut album “Embrace”. Guaranteed to be an exhilarating concert experience and an unforgettable evening of improvised music from these two virtuosos.

Embrace is the culmination of more than 15 years of experimentation and ongoing collaboration between drummer Alf Jackson and guitarist Julius Schwing, having arrived at a way of playing purely their own based on a shared desire to create ecstatic and cathartic moments of improvised energy. This music is born out of a deep appreciation of the natural world and a life lived amongst the elements. Visceral and virtuosic, Embrace is an album that captures two musicians completely comfortable in each other’s sonic company, welded together by a mutual desire to spread a sense of release and empowerment.

“Dogs of Pleasure is raw, visceral, energised. To me it sounds like a big, life affirming ‘fuck yes’. But it’s also incredibly refined and focused music making that is the result of (perhaps that could only be the result of) years of collaboration between these two extraordinary musicians. I love this album and everything it represents.” – Peter Knight (trumpeter/composer/sound artist)

Dogs of Pleasure are breaking new ground with their unique musical language, blending rock and shred attitudes and a prodigious command of their instruments with an anthemic thunder, all built on the foundation of spontaneity and the thrill of improvisation. Engaging and full-bore, DOP thrive on the energy of live performance, delivering marathon sets of physical and transportive music. Proudly Tasmanian and representing an exciting new sound emerging from the island state, DOP are championing the power and unique perspectives of making music from a wild and distant place.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.


Presented by PROTEA Impro Inc

Stories about time and stories about place. A double bill of improvised plays from the states leading improvised theatre company.  

Join PROTEA Impro for an evening of Theatre where we present a double bill of MomentUs and Our Place.

Experience a theatrical double bill that will transport you through time and space in an unforgettable journey. “MomentUs” takes you on a whirlwind adventure through the intricacies of human connections, exploring the profound impact of fleeting moments in our lives.

Following “MomentUs,” immerse yourself in “Our Place,” a heartfelt exploration of the spaces we call home and the memories that make them uniquely ours. This evocative play delves into the bonds we form with the places we inhabit, and how they shape our identities and relationships.

Indulge in an evening of powerful storytelling, emotion, and insight as “MomentUs” and “Our Place” come together in this double bill, offering a unique evening of theatre.

General Admission $20
Concession $15


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.


Presented by Stephen Mallick