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10 October, 2019 —  Tickets are selling fast to the Friends of SAM Gala Dinner that is sure to be a night to remember.  
12 September, 2019 —  Allow the kids to explore their creativity this school holidays with hands-on activities at the Shepparton Art Museum, from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October.  
21 August, 2019 —  Join author of Art for the Country: The story of Victoria’s regional art galleries, Dr Don Edgar and SAM Director Rebecca Coates as they discuss the rich histories and current challenges facing our rural galleries.  
20 August, 2019 —  As part of the transition to the new building, SAM is looking to audit and catalogue its library of art books and magazines to make it available to the community to access and use as a resource at the SAM Library in the new building.  
12 August, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to partner with Craft Victoria to present Melbourne-based ceramicist Zhu Ohmu in its Showcase #23 from Wednesday 14 August to Wednesday 6 November 2019.  
25 July, 2019 —  Visitors to Shepparton Art Museum and Eastbank will soon notice a new artwork on the wall near the Riverlinks box office with the thirty-sixth drawing wall being created next week.  
23 July, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum is hosting photographer Ponch Hawkes for her project Flesh After Fifty, 500 Strong which involves photographing nude portraits of women over the age of 50 on two days on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August.  
18 July, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum is expanding on the range of kids programs with a weekend workshop series called SAM Monthly Makers to cater for children aged seven to 15 years of age starting on Saturday 27 July.  
15 July, 2019 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to present Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, A Bundanon Trust touring exhibition in its first Victorian showing, alongside a new exhibition curated by SAM celebrating the Boyd family legacy in ceramics.  
11 July, 2019 —  Well-known Mooroopna ceramic artist Kaye Poulton will be running a series of workshops throughout August for people interested in increasing their clay hand-building experience.  
8 July, 2019 —  Indigenous photographer Hayley Millar-Baker will participate in a conversation about some of her photographic processes, themes and ideas revealed in SAM's new acquisition, A Series of Unwarranted Events, as part of NAIDOC Week at 12 noon on Tuesday 16 July.  
28 June, 2019 —  The Shepparton Art Museum is offering a week of hands-on school holiday activities to allow kids to explore their creativity from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 July.  
27 June, 2019 —  Lynda Draper, the newly announced winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Prize for 2019, and SAM Director Rebecca Coates, were recently interviewed By ABC RN's Fiona Gruber to discuss the state of play for ceramics in Australia.  
24 June, 2019 —  SAM Director Rebecca Coates was recently interviewed by Christopher Thomson for Vision Australia Radio's Behind the Scenes program about the Finer Grain exhibition.  
21 June, 2019 —  The prestigious $50,000 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Lynda Draper for her work Somnambulism 2019.  
13 June, 2019 —  With the winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award being announced on Friday 21 June the Shepparton Art Museum is providing workshops for people of all abilities with two of Australia’s leading ceramics practitioners in this award.  
12 June, 2019 —  The latest curated exhibition of works from the Shepparton Art Museum Collection is now on display and presents key and lesser-known works by Australian women artists across several decades.  
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.