Dedicated to exhibiting the works of Emerging Artists, the Top Gallery is an intimate exhibition space infused with heritage character.
The Top Gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries Program and is offered to Emerging Artists who are Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal. This heavily subsidised gallery space enables Emerging Artists to exhibit, often for the first time as a solo artist, for month-long periods.
The Top Gallery is located on Level 2, nestled beneath the Terrapin Puppet Theatre Workshop in the attic of Salamanca Arts Centre at the top of the stairs. The rough-cast, limewashed stone walls, exposed beams and wooden flooring offer a counter-point in form and texture to many types of work.
Venue Hire Rates
Emerging Artists | Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members
$175 per Month
All prices are inclusive of GST and are effective from 1 January 2024.
*Venue Hire Rates will increase as of 1 January 2025.
For details of 2025 Venue Hire Rates, please refer to the Top Gallery Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)
Applying for Top Gallery : 2025 Calendar
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Top Gallery 2025 Calendar (March 2025 – March 2026).
Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Top Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).
Applications are sought from emerging artists (solo or duo).
DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS:
5:00pm Tuesday 30 April 2024
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024.
Applying for 2026 & Beyond
Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Top Gallery twice annually.
Applications for the Top Gallery 2025 are now open.
If you would like to be notified when applications open for 2026 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.