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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 8414
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Salamanca Arts Centre is a mall in the historic precinct of Salamanca Place. Inside the almost identical four-story sandstone warehouses, touristy shops sell mediocre souvenirs in exorbitant price. The Centre is more like a place for shoppers.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on Market day and explored all the shops here it’s well worth getting away from the packed markets to see what is on offer.

Thank MrsWoolbag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great strolling around and nosying through the galleries and craft shops. It would be possible to spend a small fortune here. Some amazing and beautiful objects. A great feeling to this place.

Thank Lukajoreb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Salamanca Arts Centre displays a diverse array of local Tasmanian artists, sculptors and crafts. Some more talented and open longer hours than others. Try the whisky bar or San Churro at the back courtyard for some real relaxation.

Thank Cadbury29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a cold, rainy Hobart day our cruise ship arrived for a one day stay. My hubby and I toured the Tasmanian Museum then headed to Salamanca Market area to find a place to have lunch and stay dry while shopping. We walked through the...More

Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous array of great arts and crafts culture galleries and shops ,flanked out front by Hobarts most stylish and trendy bars. Rating from affordable to very expensive; but it's the place you must visit. Even schedule your visit to take in the saturday markets(the biggest...More

Thank samj43
Reviewed 7 December 2017

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 5 December 2017

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 2 December 2017

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

1  Thank paul h
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
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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.