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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
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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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Another Hobart must see

Take your time and stroll through the different levels of this building, there's a glass lift at the rear of the building and plenty of shops to check out. If you have the time I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your time and stroll through the different levels of this building, there's a glass lift at the rear of the building and plenty of shops to check out. If you have the time I recommend visiting this area separate to the Saturday Salamanca Market as you can soak up the atmosphere with fewer people around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found wondering around at a slow pace allowed us to see all the local art and craft shops. Lots of great local artist items and good shopping for a small gift for family and friends

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved wandering through this Arts Centre. It had wonderful original pieces. I bought a number of unique silk scarves. Wonderful glass works. Informative and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent quality market with all types of arts/crafts/clothes/produce just to name a few. Plenty of food stalls that get your taste buds going. Enjoy a stroll through the aisles at a leisurely pace. If you like markets you are going to love this one.

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Oxenford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Enjoyable afternoon but def not cheap!! We visited twice - once on a weekdays - very quiet so we could see everything and was relaxed. then we went again on a Saturday with the markets on. I big crowd was there which meant a nice atmosphere but bit difficult navigating a pram around!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

All artwork was made from recycled products, but it was amazing wonderful pieces. We enjoyed the Arts Centre immensely.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Went during the weekdays, Quiet,cold and windy. Not many tourists around the place.Should have the market open on Sunday as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

When you are wandering around Salamanca Place do not miss the arts centre - hidden behind the sandstone facade of the old stores there is a warren of interesting and eclectic galleries with wonderful rotating exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you are interested in art, here you may find something attractive . Spend half day suitable, or do shopping in the fancy shops

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

You need to remember there is more than just a market site here. The shops are open other days, in fact that would be the best time to see them. Broad variety of crafts and wares for sale at moderate to high prices. Still, worth a look on any visit.

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