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Salamanca Arts Centre

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Address: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 6234 8414
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Salamanca Arts Centre is a unique and vibrant community of artist...

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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Salamanca is a great place to wander around especially when the market is on. The Arts Centre is set amongst some beautiful buildings with a selection of local art. Some of it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Brisbane, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Salamanca is a great place to wander around especially when the market is on. The Arts Centre is set amongst some beautiful buildings with a selection of local art. Some of it is pricey but that's because it is genuine. You can actually see some of the artists at work. There is also a good selection of eateries. Spend a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty of beautiful handycrafts and home made foods, very friendly and nice vendors, good food tastings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this area on a Friday night buzzing with bars and restaurants. On Saturday there are dozens of market stalls selling local and craft foods and goods. Friendly and some food stalls.

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Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely things here. The prices were good and the service was great. great location in Salamanca.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's worth looking through all the little shops spread throughout the arts centre, it's great to see so many locally made arts and crafts on sale - although they can be a bit pricey. The theatre is small but good to perform in, and the gallery space is a good venue for workshops and other functions. The building itself is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been a couple of times at the Salamanca Arts Centre as I belong to the Writers Centre which is very close to the Arts Centre. Although it is an interesting place to wander around as there are many food, craft and clothing stores nearby, most of the crafts and arts are only good to look at but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salamanca place and square is a nice place to wander regardless. But in it is the arts centre which is full of nice shops and galleries for your viewing pleasure The shops in and around the arts centre are full of nice crafts and arts which are by local artists and craftsmen.. Looking for something to bring home? Do note... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

What an event! So much to see and do. The market is every Saturday. There are all kinds of vendors from food, crafts, clothing, jewelry, everything you can imagine. We totally enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The area has a range of interesting arts, crafts, clothing, books and galleries. There are a range of eateries nearby and the setting is wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We wondered into the Arts Centre and found a fairyland (shop). The fairyland shop has nicely decorated walls and ceilings painted with fairytale features. Staff were dressed like fairies and the shop resonated with lots of pink colours and gifts that will interest kids. Staff offered fairy story-telling for a gold coin donation - some 15-20 mins. The Arts Centre... More 

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