SAM Local 2019

SAM is going local in March 2019. During this time we’ll be spotlighting artistic practice from the region with three exhibitions: SAM local: spotlight; Best of Friends; and Art Education Laboratory. Local artists are encouraged to share their creativity and get involved!

SAM Local Spotlight

SAM Local Spotlight is an open call-out for a solo artist to exhibit a body of work at SAM.

The aim of this exhibition is to encourage, stimulate and promote local and regional cultural activities as part of SAM’s annual program. SAM’s curatorial team will work closely with the artist, enabling them to gain professional experience working in a museum context.

This exhibition call out is open to artists from North Central and North East regional Victoria. SAM welcomes artists who are either based regionally, or those who originated from these areas and maintain strong connections with these contexts.

To apply please email the following items to SAM curator Lara Merrington: lara.merrington@shepparton.vic.gov.au before Friday 7 December 5pm AEDT.

  • Your contact details including your name, address, email and phone number.
  • 3-5 jpeg images of your work. Images need to be web resolution (72 dpi) and labelled with your name, title, medium and dimensions in the file name.
  • A one page document that details your proposal outlining your conceptual ideas or approach.
  • A short artist’s biography no longer than one page.

To chat through your proposal in advance of submitting please contact Lara Merrington on: (03) 58329893

Key dates

Deadline for submissions: Friday 7 December 2018 5pm AEDT

Exhibition dates: 2 Mar to 7 April 2019

Artists will be advised by 17 December 2018

Exhibition opening celebration: Friday 1 March 2019

Best of Friends

Best of Friends is an open access exhibition and all friends of SAM are encouraged to submit work. The Friends of SAM are encouraged to submit their work into the open access Best of Friends exhibition held in March 2019.

Key dates

Works to be delivered at SAM: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Feb 2019 10am-4pm

Exhibition dates: 02 Mar to 07 April 2019

Exhibition opening celebration: Friday 1 March 2019

Works to be collected: Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April, 2019 10am – 4pm