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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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  • Average11%
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“local artists” (16 reviews)
“long gallery” (5 reviews)
“lovely things” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Salamanca Market offers such a wonderful range of quality goods and local produce on their stalls. I bought a lovely Huon pine cheese board with matching knife as a birthday gift plus packets of Tasmanian spices and a souvenir spoon from the bric a brac...More

Thank dunmar9
Reviewed 1 week ago

This popular tourist destination is very centrally located to many outstanding sites in Hobart, Tasmania, but is disappointing. The arts and crafts shops close at 5:00 PM, and the restaurants are not very exciting. It is easy walking distance from Battery Point and other interesting...More

Thank mw_shreddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not near has interesting has when visited a few years ago, it seems to have lost that must have a look around feeling which is a bit of a shame, the shops now are quite boring and the people running them dont seem to care...More

Thank paul h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this area. the buildings are lovely, and there are heaps of shops catering to the tourist who focus on locally made or sourced products. Everything from jewellery, scarves, ceramics and art to local cheese / beer and baked goods! Definitely worth spending a few...More

Thank tamaletown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed all the markets and gift shops in Salamance. Very old world charm and some lovely and reasonably priced gift shops to visit.

Thank didsa1963
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It's tourist central, not a bad thing. Generally it has the souvenirs, overpriced art, good coffee, plenty of food, occasional music and at least 40% locals. It's the hub but won't change your life.

Thank ChapmanCanberra
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Obviously very popular with stalls for all manner of things - gifts, artwork, food, books, clothing and lots of food vans. Didn’t have a lot of time, but what we did see was good, with some high quality items. I had heard that the standard...More

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. There is a good selection of local goods and food for sale as well as the usual market stuff. Things seemed reasonably priced and I did not feel that we were being treated like 'out...More

Thank Deandt
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a vibrant community, with a warm and welcoming vibe. No snooty hipsters with incoherent art philosophies here but real artists, doing the hard yards to create incredible pieces. It's all accommodated in a gorgeously antiquated maze like building that's mostly been left alone...More

Thank kmec68
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great place to see beautiful arts and crafts. And of course you must visit on a Saturday to experience the wonderful market!

Thank Glenis Z
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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.