Uncertain times are ahead.

Are we dangerously close to a cosmic shift in our way of life?

Are you ready for The Visit?

In this installation The Visit is taking place.

The Who, What, Where and When isn’t determined. We, as boxed humans filled to the brim of humanness thoughts, information, fears, desires, random useless emotions, some useful ones too, we stand and watch The Visit unfold.

We don’t know what to do, do we engage with and follow our new visitors, or do we stand back fearfully thinking they might be an enemy and here to do harm?

Taking inspiration from my employment as a gallery attendant, I observe visitors in many different stances, I closely watch their behavior – observing the observer.

Often I have seen visitors outside of their comfort zone, either being in the gallery in the first place, an alien space for some, or being confronted with ideas, visuals or sounds that disrupt their norm. I help expand their minds.

Would you dare go if you were invited to explore the unknown?

Ceramics and mosaics by Donna Ritchie.

Wire words written by Chris Hall.

Copper wire twisted by Donna and Chris.

Wire word text placed in the Lightbox Gallery reads as follows:

Nobody looks in the shadows

they assume that nothing is there

But look close into the shallows of dark

and something is shining, blinking, aware

Presented by the family of Patricia Giles

This retrospective exhibition will showcase the evolution of Patricia Giles’ artistic journey through her landscapes.

We are excited to present a retrospective exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Tasmanian artist, Patricia Giles. This exhibition will focus on her extensive body of work, with a particular emphasis on her captivating landscape paintings.

Patricia Giles was a renowned artist known for her deep connection to the Tasmanian landscape, and her paintings captured the beauty and essence of this unique environment.

December 1, 2023 – Jan 28, 2024

Daily opening times:

9 AM – 5 PM

Variations to Daily Opening Times :

Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 3pm

The surface of the body has no edge. It folds and involutes into spaces of breath, sustenance and reproduction. At the same time, the skin is a membrane between the internal and the external: a threshold within the continuum of embodied experience.

Emma Bingham is a resident artist at Salamanca Arts Centre. Her studio-based research draws on theoretical and philosophical ideas of the body as a site of inheritance, encounter, and transformation, and on the combined aspects of her life: as mother, partner and nurse. She considers how abstract form can highlight the evocative and affective capacity of process, and how the material properties of paper, cloth and wax can evoke the body, a sense of holding and the traces of touch: the connections and residues which are formed through our lives and our encounters with others.

Daily opening times:
29 November – 12 December, 2023 (Sidespace Gallery)
10am – 4pm

14 December, 2023 – 28 January, 2024 (Studio Gallery)
10am – 4pm

Pivotal.  Definition;  big moments and little moments of clarity that provide us with new perspectives and opportunities for change.

PIVOTAL, big moments and little moments of clarity that provide us with new perspectives and opportunities for change.

Works in watercolour, gouache and graphite featuring the everyday, a feather, a bird’s nest, to the rare and uncommon, the tiny Tasmanian Red Handfish.

We take much for granted and in doing so, we devalue it.  This response is not necessarily intentional, but life is busy, and there is an assumption, an acceptance what we view about us will always be there.

We live in pivotal times.  Do we need to reconnect; do we need to find ‘enchantment’ in the simple and uncomplicated to rediscover balance?  I think so.  

As Author Katherine May writes in her latest publication ‘Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age’ – ‘Our sense of enchantment is not triggered only by grand things; the sublime is not hiding in distant landscapes. The awe-inspiring, the numinous, is all around us, all the time. It is transformed by our deliberate attention. It becomes valuable when we value it’.

Daily opening times:
15 – 27 November, 2023
10am – 4.30pm

All works $40 – original artists prints by Hunter Island Press members. Mini print size is 21 cm x 21 cm. Great to collect. Prints make unique gifts. A wide range of print media and artistic subjects on display.

The annual Hunter Island Press (HIP) Mini Print Exhibition and Sale showcases the different printmaking techniques and variety of subjects undertaken by its members.

The fine art prints are all a uniform paper size of 21 cm x 21 cm and are affordably priced at $40 each.

The work is pegged around the room and customers are encouraged to help themselves to the print they would like to purchase in an untraditional gallery style way. As a print is sold, it is replaced with another by the same printmaker. This may not necessarily be the same subject or technique as participants are unrestricted for this Exhibition. Sales are made on a first come, first serve basis.

Presented by Stephen Mallick

Presented by ThylaSing

Times and dates:

27 Nov, 2023 (7pm-8.30pm)


Adults: $25

Children/Concession: $20

Rewired: New venue. New lineup. Same awesome a cappella sound!

Rewired: New venue. New lineup. Same awesome a cappella sound!

ThylaSing present an evening of a cappella vocal music, featuring fun, upbeat tunes and stirring ballads – a mix of old favourites and some exciting new repertoire.

Contemporary folk trio The Clementines will be joining us as guest artists for this special concert.

ThylaSing is proudly supported by Salamanca Arts Centre.

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

Opening Event
Saturday 11 November 2023
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Featuring works by Nolan Art‘s Adult Students, this annual exhibition features oil and acrylic painting, watercolour and drawing.

Presented by Musical Theatre Crew

Times and dates:

Friday 20 Oct – 7:30pm
Saturday 21 Oct – 3pm
Saturday 21 Oct – 7:30pm
Sunday 22 Oct – 3pm
Thursdat 26 Oct – 3pm
Sat 28 Oct – 3pm
Sat 28 Oct – 7:30pm
Sun 29 Oct – 11am
Sun 29 Oct – 3pm
Friday 3 Nov – 7.30pm
Saturday 4 Nov – 3pm
Saturday 4 Nov- 7.30pm


Adult $35
Concession $29 (child, student, aged, etc)
Family $120 (2 adults & 2 kids, 1 adult & 3 kids)

Embark on a fantastic journey in this fun and heart-warming adventure about Arendelle’s beloved sisters Anna and Elsa, proudly performed by Crew’s Intermediate Performance Ensemble.

Following the death of their parents in a storm, Elsa locks herself behind walls as she faces her destiny to become Queen of Arendelle while concealing her frightening magical powers. Anna feeling shut-out and lonely, unexpectedly finds romance with the dashing Prince Hans. But when Queen Elsa can no longer hide her terrible secret resulting in Arendelle being plunged into an eternal winter, she runs away to hide in the mountains. Anna sets out to try to rescue her sister, recruiting assistance from ice-trader Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, encountering an array of marvellous characters along the way incuding Olaf the snowman, mysterious Forbidden Folk, ever-happy Oaken and family!