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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Salamanca Arts Centre is a unique and vibrant community of artist studios...
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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Fascinating Place

I love everything about the place. The buildings are beautiful and unique. The businesses are eclectic and you always get a warm and friendly welcome when you visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love everything about the place. The buildings are beautiful and unique. The businesses are eclectic and you always get a warm and friendly welcome when you visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

nice to wander when you are in the area but not too much there. galleries are nice - try Handmark in particular for local artists (and others)

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can't visit Hobart without walking around the Salamanca area and checking out the art galleries, restaurants and the markets on a Saturday. This area next to the waterfront is where things happen and locals congregate.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When you visit Tasmania - either by ship, plane or car- the central hub for tourist attraction is firstly to visit Salamanca Arts precinct - especially, for the Saturday morning markets. The whole environment turns into a sea of colour, people and movement, music and performance. It is a good way to assess the Tasmanian 'people culture' in one event.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Full of historic buildings, small shops and galleries. Local artisans works on display. Paintings, woodworks, foodstuffs and many other products. Lovely place to just wander and enjoy the beauty of this location.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

the exhibition was not one that i would normally go and see if in my own city but as we were there we checked it out - left me cold

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very interesting shops and displays. A nice relaxed feel. The Saturday market was great! So many stalls and plenty of good quality merchandise and food.

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you are lucky you can see artists at work. Lots of opportunities to buy gifts to take home and see some of the most recent art works in one of the many galleries.

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Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great little cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Salamanca markets are pretty good with something for everyone and nice for a stroll on a Saturday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Salamanca Arts Centre is a wonderful collection of small artisan shops. Jewelry, clothing, paintings, woodwork and much more. Made by local artists you can guarantee that you will walk away with some special and unique and a reminder of your Tassie holiday.

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