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Recent SAM media releases

  • 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 […]
  • SAM facilitates connections between young and old.
    SAM is delighted to team up with local project I Wish I’d Asked to connect young and old in an exciting new initiative. Children are invited to participate in SAM‘s Wednesday morning virtual art lessons, and then send their finished creations along with a letter to a pen pal at a local retirement home. Tackling […]
  • SAM closes… for now
    In line with state and federal government advice, the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will be closed to the public from today Wednesday 25 March until current restrictions ease. “We wish all of our colleagues, artists and wider community good health and best wishes in these trying times,” said SAM Director Rebecca Coates. “We will continue […]
  • SAM celebrates all things local
    Showcasing and celebrating local talent across all areas of the gallery is the driving purpose behind the popular SAM Local exhibition, which will return with a bang this month. Opening Friday 13 March, the five exhibitions that make up the 2020 SAM Local exhibition are full of exciting and diverse artists and creatives that will […]
  • Shepparton Art Museum Cafe and Functions Partner
    Shepparton Art Museum is seeking expressions of interest from high quality, experienced food and beverage operators to provide food, beverage and functions experience for visitors to the new museum in Victoria Park, Shepparton. The provider will partner with SAM to provide hospitality services across the site for guests, visitors and the community of Greater Shepparton. […]
  • Community treasures to be discovered.
    From the artwork that a great Aunt passed down, to a collection of Sammy Newman footy cards, many Greater Shepparton residents would have something in their collection they have often wondered about. Inspired by the television show ‘Antiques Roadshow’, SAM’s Collector Roadshow will see SAM host 3 valuation experts from Melbourne Auction House Leonard Joel, […]