SAM Local: Spotlight

SAM is delighted to announce Shepparton born and Arcadia raised Madeline Wright as the selected artist for SAM Local: Spotlight 2020.

When: Fri, 13 Mar – Sun, 3 May 2020
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton


After the success of previous years, SAM is excited to again go local In March 2020, spotlighting artistic practice from the region.

This exhibition is an opportunity for an artist with local connections to hold a solo exhibition at SAM.  

The exhibition for SAM Local: Spotlight will see Madeline make multiple trips back to her home town of Arcadia to make the work, which she describes as ‘assemblages of Arcadia’ and will include object based works in metal, ceramics, glass and the materials of Arcadia and the Goulburn River in its found objects, dusts and colours. The resulting still life composition of objects, memories and moments will be titled A Field Guide to Utopia.

Previous SAM Local Spotlight artists include Maree Santilla, Kate Hill, & Tarli Bird.


Best of Friends

Best of Friends is an open access exhibition and all Friends of SAM are encouraged to submit work. The exhibition’s purpose is to open a window onto the creative practice of many artists working in a range of media in the Goulburn Valley. It‘s a great way to see what other people are making and gain insights into the regional arts sector.

For further information on how to become a Friend of SAM, please CLICK HERE

Education Lab

SAM's 2020 Education Lab is an artist led collaborative exhibition that  invites students, teachers and the Greater Shepparton community to create an evolving immersive installation within SAM's exhibition spaces. 

SAM's education staff have developed a program designed to work with all ages, to engage and inform through art and play led by a practising artist.

The Artist in Residence for the 2020 SAM Education Lab in March will be announced very soon. Schools and education providers of all year levels and abilities are encouraged to book in early to participate in this exciting project, as spots are highly sort after. For further information please contact SAM on (03) 5832 9861


Image: SAM Local Spotlight Artist Madeline Wright. Photo Amina Barolli.