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Address: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 8414
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Salamanca Arts Centre is a unique and vibrant community of artist studios,...

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 nice market on Saturdays

Plenty of beautiful handycrafts and home made foods, very friendly and nice vendors, good food tastings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

Plenty of beautiful handycrafts and home made foods, very friendly and nice vendors, good food tastings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I visited this area on a Friday night buzzing with bars and restaurants. On Saturday there are dozens of market stalls selling local and craft foods and goods. Friendly and some food stalls.

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Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Really lovely things here. The prices were good and the service was great. great location in Salamanca.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

It's worth looking through all the little shops spread throughout the arts centre, it's great to see so many locally made arts and crafts on sale - although they can be a bit pricey. The theatre is small but good to perform in, and the gallery space is a good venue for workshops and other functions. The building itself is... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

I have been a couple of times at the Salamanca Arts Centre as I belong to the Writers Centre which is very close to the Arts Centre. Although it is an interesting place to wander around as there are many food, craft and clothing stores nearby, most of the crafts and arts are only good to look at but I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Salamanca place and square is a nice place to wander regardless. But in it is the arts centre which is full of nice shops and galleries for your viewing pleasure The shops in and around the arts centre are full of nice crafts and arts which are by local artists and craftsmen.. Looking for something to bring home? Do note... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

What an event! So much to see and do. The market is every Saturday. There are all kinds of vendors from food, crafts, clothing, jewelry, everything you can imagine. We totally enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

The area has a range of interesting arts, crafts, clothing, books and galleries. There are a range of eateries nearby and the setting is wonderful.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We wondered into the Arts Centre and found a fairyland (shop). The fairyland shop has nicely decorated walls and ceilings painted with fairytale features. Staff were dressed like fairies and the shop resonated with lots of pink colours and gifts that will interest kids. Staff offered fairy story-telling for a gold coin donation - some 15-20 mins. The Arts Centre... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Make sure you take some time to wander around the arts centre to nourish your cultural soul. Talented artisans displaying their skills.

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