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Salamanca Arts Centre

77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 8414
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Salamanca Arts Centre is a unique and vibrant community of artist studios, galleries, venues, retail outlets, arts organisations and public spaces. Home to several galleries, including the Long Gallery, the Sidespace Gallery, Kelly's Garden (an outdoor art installation space at the base of historic Kelly's Steps), the Top Gallery (showcasing works by emerging artists), the Studio Gallery (showcasing works by SAC Resident Artists) and the Lightbox (for small scale sculpture and installation). The Peacock Theatre is also located at Salamanca Arts Centre offering a wide array of performance, theatre, music, dance, film and interdisciplinary works. The Founders Room hosts intimate music and theatre events. There is also FREE live music every Friday evening (5:30pm - 7:30pm) with Rektango in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. On the ground floor there are over 20 retail stores showcasing the best of Tasmanian art and design. Many arts organisations call Salamanca Arts Centre home, including Terrapin Puppet Theatre, Festival of Voices, Tasmanian Theatre Company, Wide Angle Tasmania, the Tasmanian Writers Centre, the Australian Script Centre, Hype TV and Roar Film. On the upper levels are artists studios. For more information on what is happening at Salamanca Arts Centre and our residents, please visit our website.
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“long gallery” (5 reviews)
“lovely things” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 8414
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a great spot to explore if you like old buildings, good food and beer or wine, (and Whisky!) as well as check out a show if there is something on in one of the venues. It seemed popular with both locals and tourists....More

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 2 April 2016

many different artists were showcased, being well displayed throughout the buildings. I loved the fairy shop. The eclectic artists were often in residence and very willing to engage with any browser. Offerings varied from fine cheese and gourmet deli's to knitting shops and wood carvings....More

Thank Cuckooscot
Reviewed 31 March 2016

if you have money to spend and time to sight see this area please do! its breath taking... Cherri..PERTH W.AUSTRALIA

Thank muzikmonkey
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great place for lunch and shopping. History and retail and places to sit and relax. Close to many attractions

Thank retirednz
Reviewed 25 March 2016

It's a nice warren of a building, with some interesting shops with good quality art and crafts. Beautiful hand made jewellery shops etc. But very short opening hours.

Thank ValOz
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Whilst we stayed in Hobart over christmas and new years 2015, we reguarly visited the Salamanca Arts centre and had some lovely meals and good times there, as well as finding a great little book store!

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Salamanca Arts centre is a treasure trove of creativity. I particularly enjoy the small shops in the alcoves many of which are run as artists cooperatives. you will get the opportunity to chat directly with some of the creative people of Tasmania. Facing onto...More

1  Thank youngmerinda
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Interesting to go through the individual shops and see the finest of works that have been done by some very talented people.

Thank Enrico C
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The art centre is made up of several buildings situated within the confines of converted convict built sandstone buildings with lots of stories to tell. Arcades across several buildings with a rest area at the rear providing public amenities. There is something for everyone. Recycled...More

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I wandered in just for a gander. Their were some nice pairings for sale but far to expensive for me, not knowing any of the painters and no knowledge of the NZ art scene, together with the mark up I know galleries make made it...More

Thank buskerboy
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Somsak M
13 March 2016|
Response from SalamancaArtsCentre | Property representative |
Yes, you can take photos for person use throughout Salamanca Arts Centre. However there may be some exhibitions where this is not allowed. If in doubt, please ask the gallery sitters for that particular exhibition.