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Recent SAM media releases

  • Significant Indigenous art collection gifted to Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) that will transform the organisation’s future
    A historic moment for the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) took place recently when arts patrons Carrillo Gantner AC and his wife Ziyin Gantner formalised their gift of Indigenous artwork to enhance the museum’s existing collection. With the Grand Opening of SAM planned for October, the Gantner Collection will feature in its inaugural exhibition program, with […]
  • Shepparton Art Museum physically closed, but online exhibitions continue
    Moorina Bonini’s, Australian Melting Pot, 2018 is a digital exhibition presented by Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) in partnership Blak Dot Gallery and NETS Victoria. It can be accessed by audiences from anywhere in the world, both near and far, throughout the month of March. This exhibition can be viewed at and is on show […]
  • Council handed keys to the new SAM building
    Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to announce that the new SAM building was completed on 22 January 2021, with a certificate of occupancy issued on 2 February 2021. With the keys handed to Council, this gives the green light for tenants, SAM Limited, Kaiela Arts and the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, to commence moving […]
  • Shepparton Art Museum Appoints New Development Team
    Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Limited and SAM Foundation are thrilled to announce the appointment of former GV Health Foundation Director Carmel Johnson, as the new SAM Head of Development. Carmel will join the SAM team to take the reigns on the highly successful building capital campaign and manage SAM’s ongoing fundraising. She will be supported […]
  • SAM Offers Exciting new Hospitality Opportunity
    Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is offering an exciting new hospitality opportunity to operate a café, a separate roof top bar and multifunction area. SAM is one of Australia’s leading art museums located in Greater Shepparton, recognised for its ceramics and Indigenous art collections and engagement programs. SAM is getting ready for the biggest move in […]
  • Shepparton Art Museum gets $265,000 boost for Indigenous exhibitions and programs
    Indigenous art, education, digital content, and job creation are at the centre of more than $265,000 in Federal Government funding that will further bolster the offerings of the Shepparton Art Museum once it moves into its new $50 million home adjacent to Victoria Park Lake. Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said SAM had been […]
  • Last call for VCE students to exhibit work in the new SAM building.
    Applications for Shepparton Art Museum’s reopening exhibition, FRESH: GV Top Art & Design 2021, will close on Tuesday 8 December. FRESH is an exhibition that will celebrate the creativity and quality of artistic talent of young artists throughout the North Central Victorian region in the first half of 2021. Applications are open to Year 11 […]
  • SAM presents new online project with artist Sarah crowEST
    In a first for Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Sound Seen launches the art museum’s Artist Projects online platform. This is a newly commissioned artwork by Melbourne based artist, Sarah crowEST, available on SAM’s website from Thursday 1 October 2020. Sound Seen will consist of a series of artworks conceived from visual scores for experimental musical […]
  • Find new ways to be creative with SAM these school holidays!
    This Spring, Shepparton Art Museum’s school holiday program is going digital. Over the next two weeks, artists Jahnne Pasco-White and Kenny Pittock will be delivering online workshops via the SAM HUB on SAM’s website. Drawing Wall artist Jahnne Pasco-White will be delivering a fabric staining workshop using natural found items such as plants and flowers, […]
  • Applications now open for VCE students to showcase artwork at new SAM
    Shepparton Art Museum is calling for VCE students to register their artwork for display in FRESH: GV Top Art & Design 2021, an exhibition that will celebrate the creativity and quality of artistic talent of young artists throughout the North Central Victorian region in the first half of 2021. Applications are open to Year 11 and 12 […]
  • SAM temporary closure.
    In line with state and federal government advice, the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will be closed to the public from Wednesday 5 August until current restrictions ease. “Whilst this closure is disappointing, our priority remains the safety of our community, artists and staff” said SAM Director Rebecca Coates. “We have built up a strong collection […]
  • SAM partners with pépite to bring emerging artists to the Showcase space.
    Shepparton Art Museum is thrilled to be partnering with Melbourne based gallery pépite, to bring emerging contemporary art and design artists to the popular SAM Showcase exhibition space. The Showcase series at SAM is designed to support object artists in the development of their work, the opportunity to hold an exhibition in a gallery setting, […]
  • Celebrate the return of SAM with Drawing Wall #38.
    Shepparton Art Museum is delighted to be reopening to the public, after closing due to COVID-19 recommendations.  Now on to its 38th iteration, the SAM Drawing Wall has become synonymous with celebrating creative talent and connecting artists and the Greater Shepparton Community. This series of large scale commissioned artworks enliven the foyer space at the […]
  • SAM, it’s like you are virtually there!
    SAM invites you to experience current exhibition A Finer Grain: Selected Works from the SAM Collection from home with an interactive, self-guided virtual tour. The virtual  tour allows viewers to ‘walk’ through each of the galleries in the museum, zoom in on works, listen to artists talk about their work in the exhibition, and provides […]
  • SAM continues to engage students and artists.
    SAM is working hard to develop a range of activities and resources to engage, inform and inspire kids and families during this time of increased social isolation. After a well-attended opening night, and successful first school group session, the interactive SAM eduLAB sessions with talented artist Nadia Hernández sadly had to close due to advice […]