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17 May, 2019 —  The Shepparton Art Museum has added another significant work to its Collection, with the assistance of Carrillo and Ziyin Gantner, in recognition of the sporting and cultural legacies in the Goulburn Murray.  
10 May, 2019 —  The thirty-fifth Shepparton Art Museum Drawing Wall features artist Alex Pittendrigh with a work called Près des Eaux: Tears of Isis, a large abstract painting referencing water and river systems.  
9 May, 2019 —  The 22nd Showcase at the Shepparton Art Museum features Indigenous art from the Baluk Arts group and includes natural materials such as feathers and clay.  
30 April, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is set to enhance its reputation as the leading collection of ceramics in Regional Australia with the fifth biennial $50,000 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award exhibition, from 22 June to 1 September 2019.  
15 April, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) presents Arlo Mountford’s first major solo exhibition, Deep Revolt from 18 April – 10 June 2019 continuing SAM’s commitment to staging premier major shows by leading contemporary artists.  
11 April, 2019 —  Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum today visited the site of the new Shepparton Art Museum at Victoria Park Lake on Wyndham Street.  
4 April, 2019 —  The Board of Shepparton Art Museum Limited has appointed six new directors after a lengthy process of advertising and interviews.  
4 April, 2019 —  Construction on the new Shepparton Art Museum is set to commence on Friday following the signing of the contract between Greater Shepparton City Council and Kane Constructions Pty Ltd, the successful tenderer for the build.  
3 April, 2019 —  Discover the meaning of the intriguing and barely visible ‘AT THIS SITE’, the latest Drawing Wall instalment by artist Steven Rhall at a free artist talk on Friday 5 April from 12.30pm.  
3 April, 2019 —  The Shepparton Art Museum is offering a week of school holiday activities to allow kids to explore their creativity from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 April.  
7 March, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will go local from 1 March to 7 April, spotlighting the practice of regional artists with three exhibitions - SAM Local: Spotlight, SAM Local: Best of Friends and SAM: Education Lab, supported by La Trobe University.  
24 January, 2019 —  The Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is excited to announce a major new acquisition by one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Ben Quilty.  
14 January, 2019 —  The recent acquisition of Cook’s Landing, 2018 to the SAM Collection by Wathaurung/Wadawurrung artist Marlene Gilson, will further bolster works by Indigenous artists of the South East Australia.  
10 January, 2019 —  The Shepparton Art Museum is offering a week of school holiday activities to allow kids to explore their creativity from Monday 21 to Friday 25 January at SAM and in the Maude Street Mall.  
19 December, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce the six shortlisted artists who will present new artworks in the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA).  
20 November, 2018 —  Visitors to the Shepparton Art Museum will experience art that reflects on the issues which affect us all when Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms opens this Friday evening.  
7 November, 2018 —  Early next year the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) goes local with the spotlight on artistic practice from the region across a range of exhibition spaces including SAM Local Spotlight, SAM Best of Friends, SAM Education Lab, SAM Showcase, and the SAM Drawing Wall.  
1 November, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum’s much loved Woman and Child sculpture is going on loan to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for an upcoming exhibition Obsession: Devil in the detail from 30 November 2018 to 17 February 2019.  
3 October, 2018 —  Presented alongside Shepparton Art Museum’s 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award, join Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator at Museums Victoria, for a lecture titled: First Peoples Art and the Archive; the Intersection of Historical Collections and Contemporary Artists and Makers.  
27 August, 2018 —  The Shepparton Art Museum is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award - Yhonnie Scarce, for her work, Servant and Slave, 2018.  
26 March, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce the seven shortlisted artists who will present work in the 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA) in August this year. The Award celebrates and supports the rich and diverse use of the ceramic medium by Indigenous artists and art collectives and acknowledges the unique talents of ceramic artists.  
8 March, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) goes local from 29 March to 13 May, spotlighting the practice of regional artists with three exhibitions, SAM Local Spotlight, SAM Local: Best of Friends and SAM Education Lab. An official opening will be held on Wednesday 28 March from 5.30 to 7.30pm, and all are welcome to attend and support their local artists.  
20 February, 2018 —  Works reflecting on the intersections of art and activism, by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella, will be exhibited at SAM from 26 May to 12 August 2018.  
10 January, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum is pleased to present Soft Core, an exhibition of newly commissioned and recent work by 12 Australian and International artists whose work questions the fluctuating meaning of softness.  
4 January, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is proud to launch its first quarterly program for January to April this week, as well as its complete 2018 exhibition program online for all to engage with, participate in and share.  
4 January, 2018 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is pleased to announce applications will open for its 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award (ICA) from Monday 15 January to 5 March.  
20 October, 2017 —  From 31 March to 13 May 2018, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will go local, spotlighting artistic practice from the region with three exhibitions: SAM Local Spotlight; Best of Friends; and SAM Education Lab. Local artists of all ages are encouraged to share their creativity and get involved!  
26 September, 2017 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) and Geelong Gallery have joined together with MPavilion to deliver a new special regional program of workshops and public events designed to connect community groups, cultural institutions and government bodies, and to foster meaningful conversations around design.  
14 September, 2017 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is excited to present Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance as its major Summer exhibition. Featuring the works of thirteen artists and collectives, the exhibition explores ideas around mimicry and impersonation, re-performance or reiteration, as artists and collectives expand on the notion of the cover version and its subversive potential within the digital age.  
6 September, 2017 —  The Victorian State Government has given the green light for the new Shepparton Art Museum development that’s set to create jobs, boost tourism and grow the local economy.