The "Galerie im Traklhaus" – so called because of its location in the birthplace of the poet Georg Trakl – was established in 1973, and has developed into a popular exhibition venue for Austrian and international artists. Eight exhibitions per year are held in the three rooms, with a total of some 200 m² floor space.
Since March 2000, the premises have been extended to include the adjacent 50m² studio. This is available for exhibitions which exceed the capacity of the main gallery, and it is also used for exhibitions accompanying award ceremonies, catalogue presentations by visiting artists in the town's guest studio, or shows with the graphic arts workshop in the Traklhaus.
The Gallery, which has the status of "Salzburger Landesgalerie" (Gallery of the Province of Salzburg), fulfils its promotional task by presenting Salzburg artists in a national and international context.
Cooperation programme with other museums and institutions: every three years, artists from all over Austria are invited to apply to hold exhibitions which are shown in the Gallery and subsequently (or sometimes previously) in a museum or gallery in Austria or abroad. The selection is made by a jury consisting of the representatives of the partner institutions. Artists from other EU countries may be represented in the programme if proposed by the jury, www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/ks/kultur/ausschr.htm.
The other exhibitions organised by the Gallery have long been held in collaboration with other Salzburg institutions, such as the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts or the Rupertinum Museum. Every summer, works by at least two of the teachers at the Summer Academy are presented. Solo and group shows with various themes and techniques have been held regularly with the Rupertinum (now also the Museum of Modern Art).
The Gallery also holds exhibitions resulting from competitions held by the Provincial Government and selection by a jury: the Anton Faistauer Prize (paintings by 10 Austrian artists), the Salzburg Ceramics Prize (works by 12 to 15 candidates), a jewellery prize, and since 2000 a major art prize endowed by the Provincial Government. These prizes are awarded every three years.
Further information on our programme is available under "Exhibitions" on this homepage. Photo documentations date back as far as 2001.
The Gallery plans an attractive and varied programme with works by new and young artists as well as by distinguished and established personalities.
All fields of the fine arts are covered, as far as our restricted budget allows. From painting, drawing and graphic reproduction though ceramics, sculpture, object art and installations to photography and video – all current forms of artistic expression are shown.
Since the beginning of the promotional programme in 1986, we have supported the artists with catalogues documenting the exhibitions. The Gallery has brought out many publications, almost all of them still available (see our list of catalogues on this homepage).
Variety and flexibility have always been important – exhibitions include artists from all generations, distinguished or lesser-known, local or from anywhere in the world, and the most diverse styles and techniques. Nevertheless, the Gallery has its programme and its characteristic line.
Tour through the gallery and plans
Dietgard Grimmer, Andrea Schaumberger
Siegfried Anzinger, 1999
Exhibition Susanne Tunn, 2000
Trenkwaldner, Mathewson, 2002
Trenkwaldner, Damisch, 2002
Ingeborg Lüscher, 2002
Exhibition Johanna Dahm, Jewellery, 2004
Wilhelm Scherübl, Exhibition December 2004: painted windows, Galerie im Traklhaus