John Harvey Gallery

The John Harvey Gallery is available for hire for professional events (rather than personal events such as weddings or parties). Measuring 15 metres by 10 metres, it features an abundance of natural light, neutral colourings and light, polished wood floors.

The John Harvey Gallery is a community resource for the exhibition and display of art that identifies, reflects and showcases the community of Salisbury.  It is also available for hire for exhibitions, meetings, presentations, training sessions and performances.

The light, spacious facility is wheelchair accessible and is close to public transport and Salisbury's central business district. It is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and closed on all public holidays. 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions in the gallery are free of charge to artists when using the wall space only which still allow for the floor area to be used. This is referred to as a Shared Use Display and simply means that the display is around the edges of the Gallery or installed in such a way that other people can still access and use the Gallery. Exhibitors must consult with Council staff about putting work on display but people wishing to use the floor space for a function need to contact the City of Salisbury's Customer Centre on 8406 8222

Use of the entire space of the Gallery for exhibition purposes is termed an Exclusive Use Display and will need to be negotiated, with a fee usually being applied. For example, an exhibition of local craft which takes up the entire Gallery would come under this category.

Any person or group wishing to exhibit at the Gallery are advised to plan well in advance as the exhibition schedule is arranged 12 months in advance.

For further details on using the Gallery as an exhibition space, please contact the City of Salisbury's Cultural Liaison Officer on 8406 8469. 

The Gallery

The John Harvey Gallery is available for hire for professional events (rather than personal events such as weddings or parties). Measuring 15 metres by 10 metres, it features an abundance of natural light, neutral colourings and light, polished wood floors.

The gallery offers:

  • nearby kitchen facilities
  • seating capacity of 80, standing room for 120
  • access to overhead projection screen & equipment, tables and chairs as all projection equipment is available with hire
  • accessible toilet facilities

The John Harvey Gallery is a smoke free venue and flammable materials cannot be used.

Alcohol cannot be sold or consumed (without sale) in the Gallery at any time unless a prior temporary license is obtained. Consumption or sale of alcohol will not be permitted for hirers' functions during office hours. Hirers must ensure when alcohol is at a function that it remains in the Gallery with the licence in place, alcohol is not to go out onto the front lawns of Council and Salisbury CBD dry zone status is observed. 

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Who was John Harvey?

John Harvey was born in the town of Wick, County of Caithness, Scotland on 23 July 1820. He arrived in South Australia in 1839.

In 1847, John bought section 2191 in the Hundred of Yatala. He believed that the area needed a township and after surveying and laying out his town he sold the first lots in June 1848. The town was named Salisbury.

John Harvey was prominent in the daily life of Salisbury. He was as a farmer and experimented with many exotic crops. He was also a local magistrate, Member of Parliament, a member of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society as well as being involved in a variety of local committees. John Harvey died on 22 June 1899.


Opening Hours

Location

12 James Street

Salisbury SA 5108

Contact Info

  • 08 8406 8222