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 is delighted to announce Shepparton born and Arcadia raised Madeline Wright as the selected artist for SAM Local: Spotlight 2020.

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.

The exhibition for SAM Local: Spotlight will see Madeline make multiple trips back to her home town of Arcadia to make the work, which she describes as ‘assemblages of Arcadia’ and will include object based works in metal, ceramics, glass and the materials of Arcadia and the Goulburn River in its found objects, dusts and colours. The resulting still life composition of objects, memories and moments will be titled A Field Guide to Utopia.


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