An outdoor venue, perfect for installations and sculptural work.

Once a carter’s backyard, an escaped convict’s hideaway and a drying room for apple juice filters, Kelly’s Garden is a space that offers a unique urban heritage environment for contemporary sculptors and installation artists.

Kelly’s Garden is a courtyard enclosed by the three storey brick and stone walls of the old warehouses it once serviced. It is accessed via Kelly’s Lane off Salamanca Place, and has a large sliding gate with specially designed peepholes.

Kelly’s Garden has been restored to cater for a continuing program of large scale sculpture and installation works.


Venue Hire Rates

Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members
FREE for 2 – 3 months


Kelly’s Garden is a free space available for two to three month long exhibitions for Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members only.


Applying for Kelly’s Garden : 2024 Calendar : REMAINING DATES

Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Kelly’s Garden 2024 Calendar : from January – December 2024.

This Call for Applications is for REMAINING DATES only; some months in the 2024 Calendar are heavily booked.
Applications are sought from Arts Organisations, Festivals, solo artists, duos and groups, for exhibitions / installations.

Deadline for Submissions :
Applications can be submitted at anytime

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 10 x Working Days of Submission.


Availability for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Founders Room twice annually.

Applications for Kelly’s Garden 2024 Calendar REMAINING DATES are now open.

If you would like to be notified when applications open for 2025 dates or when become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre.

Originally a store for whaling products, then filled with can-labelling machinery during the jam factory days, the Long Gallery has provided the backdrop to countless exhibitions, conventions, balls, auctions, recitals, workshops, product launches and live performances. It is located on Level 1 of Salamanca Arts Centre.

An enigmatic venue where 180 year-old polished floor boards stretch for 30 metres past rows of oaken columns to limewashed sandstone walls. Licensed for 400 patrons and with French doors opening above Salamanca Place, the Long Gallery is always in high demand for exhibitions and private functions. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions

Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo)
$363 per Day / $1,505 per Week

Commercial Galleries / Government Departments
$464 per Day / $1,970 per Week

Tertiary Students (does not include School Exhibitions)
$230 per Day / $985 per Week

All Private Functions / Events (includes Weddings, Performances, Conferences etc.)
$3,165 per event (maximum Hire Period of 4 days)

All prices are inclusive of GST and valid 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 Long Gallery Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applications for inclusion in the Long Gallery 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Long Gallery twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or other dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Sidespace Gallery is a professional exhibition space that is accessible and affordable for solo artists and small group exhibitions. 

A quirky gallery with perfect proportions, the Sidespace Gallery is the gallery of favour for artists wishing to exhibit contemporary work in the public domain. 

The Sidespace Gallery is part of Salamanca Art Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries Program and is available to Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members on the acceptance of an exhibition proposal.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members
$73 per Day / $325 per Week

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 Sidespace Gallery Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applications for inclusion in the Sidespace Gallery 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Sidespace Gallery twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

Salamanca Art Centre’s most intimate venue, encountered even before passing through the front doors.

Commanding the best public location in Salamanca Place, the Lightbox is a square metre of window space available to selected artists to install works that utilise the attributes of this special exhibition space. This gallery is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries Program and is available to Salamanca Arts Centre’s Associate Members and Resident Artists.

The Lightbox is a window space located at the main entrance to the Salamanca Arts Centre on Salamanca Place, and can be viewed 24 hours a day.

Salamanca Arts Centre encourages artists to interpret the space with installations that best reflect the Lightbox dimensions and location.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
FREE per month

The Lightbox is available for FREE for month-long exhibitions for Salamanca Arts Centre Associate Members and Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artists only.


Applying for the Lightbox : 2025 Calendar

Applications for inclusion in the Lightbox 2025 Calendar (March 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Lightbox twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

The Studio Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the works of artists that have studios at Salamanca Arts Centre.

The Studio Gallery is located on Level 2 of Salamanca Arts Centre and is surrounded on all sides by Artists Studios. 

The Studio Gallery is part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s subsidised Access Galleries program and is available to artists who are current Residents of Salamanca Arts Centre or who have had a Residency in the past 12 months (including in the Short Term Studio).  This gallery space enables Salamanca Arts Centre’s Resident Artists to exhibit for month-long periods and provides visitors the opportunity to see work created onsite at Salamanca Arts Centre.


Venue Hire Rates

Exhibitions
FREE per month

FREE for month-long exhibitions by Salamanca Arts Centre Resident Artists


Availability

The Studio Gallery is full for the remainder of 2024.


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Studio Gallery annually.

Applications for the Studio Gallery 2025 will open mid 2024.

If you would like to be notified when applications open for 2025 or if dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

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

Exhibitions
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)


Applications for inclusion in the Top Gallery 2025 Calendar (March 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for the Top Gallery twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.

SOCIAL is a new space proudly presented by Salamanca Arts Centre.  

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.
 
Located at 67 Salamanca Place, this accessible and centrally located space will be a mixture of curated exhibitions and open calls.


Venue Hire Rates

$2,950 per month / $735 per week / $163 per day

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 SOCIAL Venue Hire Pack / Conditions of Hire (PDF)


Applying for SOCIAL : 2025 Calendar

Applications for inclusion in the SOCIAL 2025 Calendar (January 2025 – March 2026) have now closed and are being assessed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application mid May 2024. 


Applying for 2025 & Beyond

Salamanca Arts Centre assesses applications for SOCIAL twice annually.

If you would like to be notified when applications reopen for 2025 or when dates become available due to a cancellation, please sign up to our alert list.