Daily Opening Times:

10 – 15 July 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Opening event:

9 July | 5pm

Music and lyrics rendered into landscape paintings.

The paintings in Symbiosis have been fully inspired by eclectic pieces of music and lyrics that were provided by some of Hobart’s prominent musicians. The submissions, which range from electric compositions and improvised piano to vocal harmonies and written poetry and lyrics, are all expressions from the musicians as they considered their ideas and feelings about Tasmania’s natural landscape.

Caitlin Love is captivated by Tasmania’s diverse and rich natural environment, so it is fitting that the musical pieces she used to inspire the works are just as diverse and rich. Each artwork generated imagery, colour pallets and memories for Caitlin, and she was able to explore Southern Tasmania for appropriate locations to paint from. The artworks have taken Caitlin on road trips, a 4am mission to the summit of kunanyi/Mt Wellington for the sunrise, and a 25km hike at Tasmania’s most southerly point.  

Symbiosis is the interaction between two different organisms living together. These artworks would not exist without the music they were inspired by, and indeed they are enriched by the music, lyrics, emotion and imaginings of the musicians they were made by. The art and music give life and meaning to one another.

Saturday 17 August 2024
Doors @ 7:00pm | Performance from 7:30pm – 11:00pm


17+ Event

With massive improvements from their last show, SlyRecordz team up with Akimbo clothing to create a show mixed with rap and fashion which will leave the crowd begging for more.

Featuring : unojack$ | sad1am & killscaniel | gokumie | sante | ab$ | flexo2x | kb2smoove | Dmoney_ | sawf

SlyRecordz is an electrifying rap collective, fueled by the raw talent of eight distinct artists, each bringing their own flavor to the table. Known for their high-energy performances and infectious beats, they captivate audiences with hype-filled rhymes and a dynamic stage presence.

Their upcoming show promises to be amazing as we team up with Zac Dilger and his cutting-edge clothing brand (Akimbo) for a crossover event that will blend music and fashion in an unforgettable experience. Building on the success of their previous concert at Altar, where they left the crowd begging for more, SlyRecordz are ready to once again take the stage by storm and leave an indelible mark on the rap scene.

Launch Event :
Friday 12 July 2024, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

FREE EVENT | All welcome!

Exhibition Open :
Friday 12 + Saturday 13 July 2024

10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Join Joshua Santospirito to celebrate the largest art project of his life at the book launch, performance and exhibition opening of art from the new graphic novel about migration and family.

The beautifully hand-drawn true story of his visit to the Aeolian Islands of Italy with his parents to seek out past connections and family roots. Joshua and his father hope to locate the burial place of Joshua’s great-great-grandfather on the island of Salina. But it’s not always so easy to find the past you’re looking for, nor to travel with your parents.

Launch Event will include :
– Short storytelling performance by Joshua and Natalya Bing based on the book;
– Book to be launched by the awesome Nunami Sculthorpe-Green;
– Art exhibition opening of art from the book, and related to the book, some of which is for sale.

Copies of the book will be for sale on the night and throughout the exhibition, but they are ALSO available at all good bookstores around the island of Lutruwita. Out from July 2 nationwide through Scribe publications. 

This event is happening on the stolen land of the Muwinina people. 
We pay our respects to the Palawa people of Lutruwita, their connection to their lands and their ongoing storytelling traditions.

Opening Dates :
Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 July 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm daily

Opening Event :
Friday 12 July 2024, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

AI now is a body of digital artwork by David Hearne exploring the esoteric nature of how word prompts create a pictorial entity using artificial intelligence. 

Using the portrait as the subject, the themes of beauty and identity have been explored and presented. Exploring the fleeting and everlasting nature of beauty coupled with the currency for a needed conversation on the positive and negative impact digital identity has on our identity, the work will reflect a new vision of how artificial intelligence can be used as a tool in the arts.

“To take the exhibition to another level I have referenced my analog video (vhs) documentation from various performance art installations (from Darlinghurst, Melbourne, Wagga Wagga and Hobart between 1987-1993) in which early investigations of identity were investigated. I converted these tapes to digital mp4 files. Handing them over, (in collaboration with Dylan Oswin) he has run a lens of artificial intelligence (using stable diffusion) over the moving image. The result has created images of hallucinogenic qualities. The forms take on the likes of Piccininni’s hybrid creatures, visions of metamorphic entrails like that used in dissection performances by Nitsch and the mangled distorted and grotesque forms of which I use in my expressive figurative painting style. This further impacts on the two-dimensional work and takes the show to another level.

AI now, is here and is proudly the first digital body of artwork using Artificial Intelligence presented in Hobart. I hope this show evokes a valuable conversation and the place artificial intelligence has in the visual arts.”
David Hearne

Friday 28 June 2024 @ 6:45pm


The energetic vibe of Rektango meets the quirky chaos of Men in Suits in this opening night Pop-Up Performance.

Men in Suits

Get ready to enjoy a flashmob style performance during the band’s set break. Then stay on and dance away the night to more free music, get along to the Tasmanian Songbook Volume 4, or head up to the Long Gallery for a drink and more entertainment in the Singers’ Lounge

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7 – 22 June 2024, 10am – 5.30pm

Opening Event: 6 June, 2024 – 6pm

‘Art for Takayna 2024’ at the Long Gallery is a powerful display at the intersection of visual arts and environmental activism, showcasing the natural splendour of Tasmania’s Takayna / Tarkine and the critical conservation efforts it demands.

This year’s exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists whose works—ranging from vivid paintings and intricate sculptures to evocative films and photography—explore and celebrate Takayna’s unique landscapes and rich biodiversity that are under threat from mining and logging.

As you wander through the gallery, you’ll be drawn into a world of powerful art that is a call to action — urging us to protect these irreplaceable natural treasures. The exhibition is designed to provoke thought, evoke emotion, and inspire advocacy. Each piece tells a story, and each brushstroke underscores a plea: to protect wild and ancient Takayna / Tarkine.

Join us at Bob Brown Foundation’s 2024 Art for Takayna exhibition.

Workshop Date :
Sunday 9 June 2024 
2pm – 4pm

Taroona Collage Club is bringing its weekly goodness to Salamanca Arts Centre in June – in conjunction with the exhibition Patience by Sarah White.
Come along for a relaxing session of cutting, pasting and creating.

Taroona Collage Club hosts a weekly open drop-in collage session for beginners and dedicated collage enthusiasts alike to flip through vintage books and create weird and wonderful artworks.

Cost : $10 (+BF)
All materials are provided (abundant books, magazines, glue sticks, scissors), all you need to bring is yourself.
No experience necessary!

Presented by Lorenz Cherry

“A Clown’s Selfie Saga: An Emotional Odyssey” explores the complexities of human emotions. Inspired by the concept of ‘selfies’ and staged moments in life, this artwork utilizes a melodramatic clown to convey the diverse range of feelings we reveal or conceal.

“A Clown’s Selfie Saga: An Emotional Odyssey” delves into the profound intricacies of human emotions and the façades we present to society. Inspired by the concept of staging moments and the ubiquitous ‘selfie’ culture, this artwork employs the symbolic figure of a melodramatic clown to convey the complex range of feelings we share or conceal.

Crafted from vintage machine knitting yarn meticulously sewn onto fabric, the material serves as a metaphor for life’s arduous journey, while the vibrant colors symbolize the joy that can be found amidst hardship.

At the heart of the exhibition lies a glimpse into the saga of life. From infectious laughter to profound sorrow, the clown mirrors the kaleidoscope of human emotions we either share with the world or keep hidden within.

Overall, “A Clown’s Selfie Saga: An Emotional Odyssey” seamlessly blends whimsy with societal reflection. It aims to ignite deeper conversations about empathy and understanding through its drama, humor, and storytelling.

Daily Opening Times:
Tuesday 4 June – Monday 1 July 2024
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays CLOSED

Articulating silence, documenting the reoccurring motifs, images and landscapes which have influenced my internal world.

Just as we pause for understanding as we read, painting can be this silence in life. With this body of work, I am documenting the reoccurring motifs, images and landscapes which have influenced my internal world.

The matters which entertain my mind when I paint range from; coastal habitation, love, grief, reverence of nature, genealogy and theocracy.

Somewhat idealised and romantic the imagery is watery and mutable, blues and greens are implemented as contemplative colours, nothing is absolute. I have also begun to appreciate the interplay of organic forms alongside the geometry of architectural shapes. The human figure is mutable, unsettled and extending outside of the body in the way of two faced heads and bodies which could reveal themselves as trees.

This semi abstract approach to painting allows me to fold and unfold the repetitiveness of being or come to terms with the shock of a new feeling. I find myself painting in a state of gratitude for the good and bad. In this way each painting is an articulation of my internal world, they are an effort to observe and communicate feeling. I can only hope to capture something which others recognise in the world around them.

Contextual artists include; Clarice Beckett, Ken Kiff, Marc Chagall, William Blake.”
Ellyn Anderson

Opening Dates :
Friday 7 – Sunday 16 June 2024  
10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday

Opening Event :
Friday 7 June 2024, 5pm – 7pm

Workshop : Taroona Collage Club x SAC :
Sunday 9 June 2024, 2pm – 4pm

Patience is a series of experimental works on paper by Hobart-based artist Sarah White that reflect on the lessons and consolations of nature.

Botanical art traditionally aims to convey scientific truths about the natural world. This series of works instead invites the viewer to turn that enquiry inward, and to contemplate what the observation of nature and natural rhythms has to teach us about ourselves, our secret truths and our impermanence.

Depicting natural cycles of genesis and death, the images of this series are a meditation on our place in the universe. They are a quiet invocation to be patient with life’s unfolding, and to be present while it does.

Patience is also about the creative act itself. It functions as a visual metaphor for artistic cycles of creation and destruction, the role of repetition in art-making, and the value of patience for all artistic development and practice.

Sarah White works across painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Her background in science and health research informs her work in terms of an interest in how close, careful observation yields heightened awareness, a greater understanding of ourselves, and a more compassionate view of the world.