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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 8414
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this historical area, was pleased to see a broad range of both shops and exhibitions. I was particularly enamoured with the Mosaic Exhibition, presently displayed (free entry) and I thought most worthwhile.

Thank LisaGordonSimons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see and -do. Tasmania is huge on promoting their local artisans... everything from wood-turned Huon Pine to the first Australian saffron farm. You do need to get in early, particularly if the weather is inclement. However, parking was not a problem and was very...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

When ever you tell people you are going to Hobart they all say, you have to go to the Salamanca market! On probably one of the coldest, wettest windy days the traders still turned up. For us we still enjoyed the experience and bought plenty...More

1  Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 6 August 2017

we enjoyed our stroll here and saw all the shops.they had lovely things which were made there.wish i had more money to spend and was not on a tight budget.

Thank Saintjoan2001
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Can easily stroll through the range of shops and stores, admiring the art and objects for sale. Beautiful spot near the water with plenty of cafes and restaurants around as well.

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

There are numerous artisans with shops in the Arts Centre - as well as eductational activities for schools. Everyone with whom we dealt was patient and helpful. Explanations of things uniquely Tasmanian were always on hand. If you're looking for something specific, you may not...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It is one of the best markets anywhere. All the stalls are spread in a strip between the harbour and a strip of lovely old stone buildings that house restaurants and galleries. There are some uniquely Tasmanian specialties there. The Tasmanian Scallop pies are to...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I tried Kimchi, very garlicky, Kombacha, a probiotic drink, various chutneys and a couple of different types of honey. All locally produced. Also bought some Brazillian chocolate balls.yum! For locals , there is a great selection of veggies. A small farmers market, worth a visit.

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you love markets you have to visit. Lots of local crafts and plenty of local foods to taste. Really just a lovely way to spend Satuurday morning

Thank JCL50
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wit h a moving feast of local talent one can see and sense the beauty of Tasmania. Visiting the centre you can also meet some of the budding talent of Tasmania and talk about their creative juices and muses.

Thank W3557OOpatrickc
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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.