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“Wonderful gallery”

Salamanca Arts Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We went here to see the Art from Trash expo and it was fantastic, engaged all four kids, who could actually see what the artist was making from trash rather than some unknown art that ponders on life itself and is too mature for children. Great little gallery with more ehibitions for the Dark Mofo weekend.

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

1.Arts Center is good atomosphere .(not crowded weekday)
2.There is a super market.
3.First Visit to Salamanca,Hobart.
4.Parking sign to overlook easily.(see photo)
5.It might be my carelessness,parked there for 30min arround
6.Infringemnt card which tells to pay A$32.50 was on the car
at 5:15p.m .
7.As a foreingn driver,it is a tough and unkind parking environ-
8.As not enough time to be in Hobart next morning,payed it
at Melbourne airport by phone.
9.Disappointing Hobart Stay,NO MORE HOBART AGAIN,

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Salamanca is a must see when you visit Hobart,every Saturday the market transforms the whole street into a mass of local produce, during the week the many shops and eateries provide a pleasant place to browse, although the shops tend to sell overpriced goods, this is probably because of the many tourists who disembark the cruise ships here. If there on Friday night don't miss the live music, situated in the Courtyard area, wine and beer are sold from a table in the corner and the place rocks.

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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Some nice quality good available in some nicely appointed stores. Look around before you buy The Art of Silver has a good collection. Some stores have staff who don't even acknowledge you when you walk in - we decided not to spend in these places as we consider this rude. Given the economic climate - a hello doesn't go astray if you want shoppers to spend.

Thank 435lynw
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great place to spend an hour or so browsing local examples of art, photography and design. Very well organised and plenty of different types of art to see. Very reasonable prices and also a couple of great places for a snack or coffee.

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