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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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The Salamanca Arts Centre is worth wandering through looking at the local talent from round Hobart and Tasmania. There were quite a few local artists in the galleries the only... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
Stephen N
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Salamanca Arts Centre is worth wandering through looking at the local talent from round Hobart and Tasmania. There were quite a few local artists in the galleries the only problem is getting them home

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Traverse City, Michigan
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

We wandered the Arts Centre on a few days while in Hobart. Many beautiful items we liked that can not fit in our suitcases such as handcrafted furniture. They were still worth the time to admire. There were plenty of other selections if you had the budget.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

There is always a wonderful display of local Tassy art. Not just paintings, but textiles and wood work, glass and ceramics.

Thank Mary J
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Plenty of choice of places to eat and there is a great deli with lots of different things to eat they also have a super fresh fruit and vegI section prices were cheaper than at home.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

A visit is a must for everyone visiting Hobart. The excitement this market provides is not found any where else that we have found. The variety and quality of goods is amazing. Happy shopping

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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

You here so much about Salamanca Market but not nearly as much about what's there the other 6 days of the week. The entire square is quite enjoyable. What was a true surprise was the number of shops providing items made by local artisans or collectives. These are unique, distinctive, well made and as others have indicated a bit pricy.... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited the Salamanca Market on a Saturday. It was packed with vendors, locals and visitors and was wonderful. There is a large variety of vendors with everything from bread to fruit and woodworking to wool. A "must-do" in Hobart!

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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Lovely area with lots of great work from local artists, on sale at reasonable prices. Also many nice cafes and bars nearby. A good place to spend an hour or so!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

My walk-through was reminiscent of being in stores on Palm Springs' Rodeo Drive. A great shopping destination for the 1%. My favorite part of the Arts Centre is the stone seating in the large open patio, where I listened to a great guitar-playing dreadlocked Anglo male singer, one of a number of highly talented local entertainers (in dreads and otherwise)... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

a beautiful, eclectic range of art works that do the artists proud I would love to have the money to be able to purchase many of these works, but alas.

Thank JaymieOK

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