Long Gallery @ Salamanca Arts Centre

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Art Gallery, Music Performance Venue

    Principally a visual arts exhibition space, the famous Long Gallery is the largest gallery space at Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC), yet has an intimacy and warmth that is hard to beat. 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.

    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, functions, conferences and acoustic music events. Facilities include contemporary track lighting, demountable hanging panels, lift access, storage and limited tables and chairs. Once experienced, never forgotten.

    The Long Gallery is located on the first floor of SAC overlooking Salamanca Place.


    Pricing Terms

    Venue Hire Rates


    Not for Profit / Educational Institutions / Schools / Artists (group or solo): $310 per day / $1300 per week

    Commercial Galleries / Government Departments: $400 per day / $1700 per week

    Students (does not include School Exhibitions): $200 per day / $850 per week

    All Private Functions / Events: (includes weddings, performances, conferences etc)

    $2800 per event (maximum hire period of 4 days)*

    *Private Functions / Events Venue Hire Rate Includes 4 day Hire Period for the Long Gallery / 4 day Hire Period for the Kitchen / payment of SAC Bar Supervisor / Public Liability Insurance Coverage.

    Special Requirements

    Hirers are required to have their Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) accreditation if they wish to serve alcohol at their exhibition opening. Hirers are required to have Public Liability Insurance. Please refer to the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire PDF for more details and associated costs (available to download ONLINE: http://www.salarts.org.au/venue/long-gallery/)

    Lease Conditions

    SAC Assesses applications for the Long Gallery twice annually, with the due dates for submissions as 30 April and 30 September each year (excluding special rounds).

    Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is currently seeking applications for inclusion in the Long Gallery 2019 calendar.

    For more information on the hire of the Long Gallery, including Venue Hire Rates and the Conditions of Hire, please DOWNLOAD the Long Gallery Conditions of Hire prior to submitting your application.

    DEADLINE for SUBMISSIONS: midnight Monday 30 April 2018

    Parking Notes

    Parking available on neighbouring streets.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilm LocationGlass makingGraphic DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 4584 msq
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 400


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance lift

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Lifts to stage

    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Ramps on/off stage

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage