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Community art project for the new Shepparton Art Museum

Please note: this is an old article.

This article was published on 13, December, 2019. The infomation contained wihin may be out of date or inaccurate.

Greater Shepparton City Council and the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) are inviting the community to contribute to a community art mural project that will be displayed at the new SAM construction site.

The art mural will be displayed on panels around the new SAM building site facing Victoria Park Lake for several months. The project will build strong ties within the diverse landscape of Shepparton through collaboration and art-making.

Shepparton Art Museum Public Programs Officer, Lisa Linton, said every member of the community is invited to book into a painting session. “The new SAM will be a space for our whole community to be inspired and get creative.”

“Each group will have one panel to paint, which will make up a large series of panels. We will have a planning workshop first where a design for the panel will be discussed and created. The group will then receive a selection of four colours chosen from the SAM colour palette, to paint the design onto the panel, with the assistance from the SAM team.”

“It is an exciting opportunity to get creative with some friends and other members of our community,” said Ms Linton. “No painting experience necessary, it is a great opportunity for people of all skill levels, ages and interests to participate in creating art and to have some fun.”

To express your interest and be involved in this project, please register via Eventbrite, or email lisa.linton@shepparton.vic.gov.au or alternatively call 5832 9522 to book in. The workshop dates are:

Thursday 16 January 9-3pm
Friday 17 January 9-3pm
Thursday 30 January 9-3pm
Tuesday 4 February 9-3pm
Thursday 13 February 9-3pm
Wednesday 19 February 9-3pm

A light lunch will be provided for participants.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/community-mural-project-tickets-85744402817