Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

4.3
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For a taste of Tasmanian culture, check out Salamanca Arts Centre. Funky stalls sell a range of food and drink, including whiskey, fudge, organic cheeses, organic produce, and breads, as well as textiles, gifts, and the like. Browse local artists' art, photography, and design in this well-organized center. Enjoy a light meal or a drink in The Long Room. Check the schedule for performances while you're in town. Make Salamanca Arts Centre a part of your Hobart vacation plans using our Hobart trip planner.
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  • Avoid Saturday, the day when the market really attracts a lot of people. The galleries are nice. I would especially recommend the "already seen" shop which offers second-hand books at competitive prices.
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  • I enjoyed the markets. I didn't enjoy all the other people there though - a cruise ship had arrived that morning and the markets were thronging. I was told that it was a quiet day?? Gees I'm glad I wa...  more »
  • We were disappointed in the Salamanca Market on the Saturday, so we visited the arts centre during the week and found great Tasmanian crafts to buy. Very helpful, with packing our purchases so they wo...  more »
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  • Children's holiday program was fantastic, thanks
  • Great vibe, exhibitions, art shops, craft shops, local artists
  • Cute little shops with local art and design. Nice small gallery spaces upstairs.
  • Salamanca Arts Centre is the custodian of seven heritage buildings that are home to studio artists in residence, numerous arts organisations working across the visual and performing arts, festivals & events, literature, writing & film, and to designers, makers, retailers of, and commercial galleries for contemporary art and craft. SAC also manages a suite of arts venues including the Peacock Theatre, Long Gallery, Founders Room, Sidespace Gallery, Kelly’s Garden, Courtyard, Top Gallery, Studio Gallery and Lightbox. Our venues showcase SAC’s curated and programmed events as well as our Access Program’s community and independent performances, exhibitions and other arts events and projects. Operating parallel to the management of the buildings and venues, SAC works with local, interstate and international artists, working across all art forms, to conceive and develop new works, and to present those works to local and visiting audiences. The staff at Salamanca Arts Centre are a team of dedicated, passionate and committed arts administrators, whose collective skills, qualifications and experience are invested into supporting artists to realise their creative endeavours, and to generate a livelihood from their art practice. SAC’s arts program is supported by Arts Tasmania, City of Hobart, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Government of Australia and philanthropic trusts, donors and sponsors. An estimated 250,000+ people pass through SAC’s doors every year, visiting galleries, exhibitions, performances and community events. Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) is a not-for-profit Arts Centre formed in 1975 as an incorporated association and established in 1976 in buildings owned by the Government of Tasmania and leased to SAC at ‘peppercorn’ rental. Approximately 200 people are now directly employed by the 60 arts organisations based at SAC. These organisations, resident artists, retail galleries and their activities collectively contribute an estimated $50M annually to the Tasmanian economy. An estimated 6000+ artists are represented across a year through the combined activities of all SAC’s resident organisations, venues, events, exhibitions, projects, residencies and memberships. SAC is now a company limited by guarantee managed by a Board of elected, appointed, and co-opted Board Directors.
  • Great, artsy district. May need to pay for parking. Near the docks!
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