SAM Local 2020

Following it's success in previous years, SAM is going local again in March 2020. During this time 5 exhibitions will be dedicated to spotlighting artistic practice from the region. 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: before Monday 25 November 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. Please ensure images are not large files as this may cause problems with receiving your submission. 
  • A one page document that details your proposal outlining your conceptual ideas or approach.
  • A short artist’s biography no longer than one page.

Should you have specific questions about your submission, artists can discuss with SAM's Curator Lara Merrington on: (03) 58329893

Key dates

Deadline for submissions: Monday 25 November 2019 5pm AEDT

Exhibition dates: 13 March to 3 May 2020

Artists will be advised by: 29 November 2019

Exhibition opening celebration: Thursday 12 March 2020

Best of Friends

Best of Friends is an open access exhibition and all Friends of SAM are encouraged to submit work. This exhibition is designed to open a window onto the creative practice of many artists working in a range of media in the Goulburn Valley. Become a Friend of SAM here.

Key dates

Works to be delivered at SAM: Friday 28 February & Saturday 29 February 2020 between 10am-4pm

Exhibition dates: 13 March to 3 May 2020

Exhibition opening celebration: Thursday 12 March 2020