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SAM On Tour – Craftivism: Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms

This major collaborative, playful and immersive exhibition features the work of 18 contemporary Australian artists and artist collectives. Dates Shepparton Art Museum24 November 2018 - 17 February 2019 Touring to:Warnambool Art GalleryWarnambool, Victoria2 March – 5 May 2019 Mornington Peninsula Regional GalleryMornington, VIC18 May – 21 July 2019 Museum of Australian DemocracyCanberra, ACT6 September – […]

A Finer Grain: Selected Works from the SAM Collection

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

An exhibition presenting key and lesser-known works by Australian women artists from the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) collection. Spanning the full breadth of SAM’s 83 year collection history, we have taken a chronological approach, loosely grouped by decade from the date of creation. Artworks span a range of medium and subject, and showcase the breadth […]

Free

Showcase #25: Sandra Bowkett

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Showcase #25: Sandra Bowkett, Clay // Fire is a collection of ceramic vessels that explore and make visible the energy of wood-firing on earth materials.  Interestingly, these Showcase pieces were fired at Sandra's home studio in Tallarook, in a wood-fired kiln she built herself in 2013. ⁠ ⁠ Many of you will know Sandra's name as her […]

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SAM Local Spotlight: Madeline Wright

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

The five exhibitions that make up the 2020 SAM Local exhibition are full of exciting and diverse artists and creatives that will surprise and delight visitors. SAM Local Spotlight is an opportunity for an artist with local connections to hold a solo exhibition at SAM.   Madeline Wright’s solo exhibition of object based works in metal, […]

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SAM eduLAB: Nadia Hernández

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

SAM's Education Lab provides a diverse range of students and educators with the opportunity to work directly with an artist and create an immersive installation within SAM's exhibition space.  The 2020 eduLAB will see educational and community groups work with artist Nadia Hernández in the transformation of SAM's gallery into a vibrant, dynamic, story filled […]

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SAM Local: Best of Friends

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Best of Friends is an open access exhibition and it's purpose is to open a window onto the creative practice of many artists working in a range of media in the Goulburn Valley. It is a great way to see what other people are creating and to gain insights into the regional arts sector. A wonderful […]

Free

SAM Little Hands (Online) – May

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

NOW ONLINE: Getting messy and having fun is what SAM Little Hands is all about! Budding artists will experience art-making through play, paint and clay. Join SAM online to continue Little Hands fun from home! With a new video posted every Wednesday showcasing a creative idea to try with things you can find around the […]

Drawing Wall #38: Jahnne Pasco-White.

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Pasco-White’s Drawing Wall, Becoming-other, responds to the environment of Greater Shepparton and the agricultural and aqua industries. 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 entrance […]

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SAM Little Hands (Online) – June

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

NOW ONLINE: Getting messy and having fun is what SAM Little Hands is all about! Budding artists will experience art-making through play, paint and clay. Join SAM online to continue Little Hands fun from home! With a new video posted every Wednesday showcasing a creative idea to try with things you can find around the […]

Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer

In partnership with pepite. 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. Representing more than 40 emerging contemporary artists from their Melbourne based showroom, pépite features a collection of one-of-a kind and limited edition works, predominantly ceramics, […]

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The Everyday Comic

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

A series of four FREE online workshops lead by artist Aaron Billings presented on ZOOM. August 26, 5pm to 6.30pm September 2, 5pm to 6.30pm September 9, 5pm to 6.30pm September 16, 5pm to 6.30pm Incorporating the everday, artist Aaron Billings draws on the world around him to tell his stories. Join him and other […]

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Fabric staining with Jahnne Pasco-White

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Online Spring School Holiday Program  For kids 2-12 years, FREE  Want to try something different with the kids these holidays? Learn the tips and tricks of fabric staining with Jahnne Pasco-White, our current Drawing Wall artist, using materials found in your back garden and compost bin! This activity is bound to awake the explorer in […]

FREE

Ceramic fruit with Kenny Pittock

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Online SAM Spring Holiday Program For kids 2-12 years, FREE  Get your hands messy with SAM these school holidays. Click the video below to join Kenny Pittock as he demonstrates how to make fruit that’s good enough to eat using clay and tools found in your kitchen!  Order your materials pack from the SAM web shop and join in on the fun […]

SAM Art Club

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

A FREE online workshop series for kids This is a reoccurring weekly workshop series: Tuesday 27th of October and 10th, 17th and 24th of November (skipping Melbourne Cup day) from 4pm – 5.30pm on ZOOM. Join artist Aaron Billings for a very special online edition of Art Club! Over four weeks, kids will learn about artworks from […]

Free

The Heart String

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

A FREE weekly online workshop series lead by artist Aiofe Billings Every Wednesday 28th of October and 4th , 11th and 18th of November from 5pm – 6.30pm on ZOOM No matter your cause, artist Aoife Billings has the stitch for you. Join her in this beginner-friendly course of embroidery that will make the heartstrings sing. Learn how to […]

Free – $10

The Heart String – SAM Scholars

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

A FREE weekly online student workshop lead by artist Aiofe Billings Every Thursday 29th of October and 5th , 12th and 19th of November from 5.pm – 6.15pm on ZOOM Art, Design and textiles students, whatever your cause, artist Aoife Billings has the stitch for you. Join her in this beginner-friendly course of embroidery that will make the heartstrings […]

Free

FRESH: GV Top Art & Design Webinar

VCE Art and Design students zoom in to learn about entering SAM's new Top Art & Design show, from the comfort of home! Hear from Jason Phu, acclaimed artists and one of the judges of the show, along with museum curators. Improve your entry chances, and be in the first exhibition for the amazing new […]

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Sound Seen by Sarah crowEST

Calling on sound-makers of all persuasions! Let's make some noise. From 1 October, we invite you to view and collaborate with our first online commissioned project by Melbourne based artist Sarah crowEST. Experiment with and perform your own translations of crowEST's diagrammatic scores. Using visual scores, the artist asks us to explore the different shapes […]

Teacher PD: Contemporary Art on the Road with Jason Phu

Venue: ONLINE *Please note this program is only available to regional Victorian teachers. Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BKNMV or phone Siobhan Sloper, Gallery Coordinator, Gertrude Contemporary on (03) 9419 3406 RSVP: Monday, 16 November 2020 Presenters:Siobhan Sloper, Gertrude ContemporaryMelissa Bedford, Monash University Museum of ArtKathryn Hendy-Ekers, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority,Jason Phu, Gertrude Studio Artist Contemporary Art on […]

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Drawing Wall #39: Troy Firebrace

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Troy’s practice is influenced by his experiences growing up in his hometown of Shepparton and with his family on the banks of the Dungala (Murray river) or Kaiela (Goulburn river). His paintings share his affinity as a Yorta Yorta man with the surrounding red gum forests, rivers and its offshoots.   Induction, 2019 invites us to “walk within two worlds”. Using geometric designs that […]

Digital Exhibition – Moorina Bonini, Australian Melting Pot, 2018

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Digital Exhibition Moorina Bonini: Australian Melting Pot, 2018 A Blak Dot Gallery digital exhibition touring with NETS Victoria. Curated by Kimba Thompson. Australian Melting Pot (2018) demonstrates an intentional action undertaken to understand the construct of the Australian identity. Through uncovering, re-learning and mixing together, the perfect identity stew is presented. Simmering idealistic fantasies rise […]

SAM Sketch with Tegan Iversen

Online Shepparton

A virtual sketchbook club for all Dive into a bright pool of colours with this week’s guest illustrator, Tegan Iversen. Focusing on repetition, participants will learn methods of pattern making using the drawings they create. Tegan’s fun and whacky figures are sure to breathe life into the blank pages of your sketchbook.  For this workshop, […]

Free

SAM Sketch with Rachel Doller

Online Shepparton

A virtual sketchbook club for all Big shapes of bold colours await you in this workshop led by GV artist Rachel Doller. Taking inspiration from their everyday surroundings, participants will learn how to create colourful visuals out of common household belongings. Rachel’s joyful patterns and whacky collages are sure to take you out of your comfort zone in this iteration of SAM Sketch.  For this workshop, you will need plain and coloured paper, […]

Free

SAM Sketch with Tessa Chong

Online Shepparton

A virtual sketchbook club for all Discover the ins and outs of illustrating figures with artist Tessa Chong. Tessa’s drawn figures convey personality, emotion and most often humour! Learn how to breathe life into your own figures in this week’s iteration of SAM Sketch.  For this workshop you will need paper, pencils and gauche or watercolour.    SAM Sketch […]

Free

SAM Sketch with Troy Firebrace

Online Shepparton

A virtual sketchbook club for all Learn how to create stories using visual language in this workshop taught by artist Troy Firebrace. Troy’s practice is heavily informed by his experience as a Yorta Yorta man, a story that he tells through visual symbols. Discover how to create your own symbols and tell your own stories in this week’s iteration of SAM […]

Free

Online Teacher PD workshop: Studio Practice for the Art Room

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Thanks to all the innovative teachers who joined art educator Francine Sculli for the two-part online teacher professional development workshop for teachers in the Greater Shepparton Region and beyond.  These two workshops explored Teaching for Artistic Behaviour (TAB); a choice-based approach for all year levels to empower the voice of the learner. The TAB philosophy advocates that every child as an artist and the classroom as their studio. This […]

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Moorina Bonini, Australian Melting Pot, 2018, at the Shepparton Festival

Wild Life Brewery 172 Maude St, Shepparton

SAM presents Moorina Bonini’s Australian Melting Pot (2018) as part of the Shepparton Festival.  This artwork will be projected on the wall of the Wild Life Brewery for Shine on Greater Shepp. Australian Melting Pot (2018) examines the complexity of living between multiple cultures in Australia. Bonini explores the Australian identity and how it manifests in our society through an extensive ingredient list, that combined make for the perfect identity stew.   Moorina Bonini is a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta Dhulunyagen family clan […]

Free

Online Teacher PD workshop: Studio Practice for the Art Room

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Thanks to all the innovative teachers who joined art educator Francine Sculli for the two-part online teacher professional development workshop for teachers in the Greater Shepparton Region and beyond.  These two workshops explored Teaching for Artistic Behaviour (TAB); a choice-based approach for all year levels to empower the voice of the learner. The TAB philosophy advocates that every child as an artist and the classroom as their studio. This […]

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SAM Talks: Australian Melting Pot, with artist Moorina Bonini and SAM curator Belinda Briggs

Wesley Hall 156 Maude St, Shepparton

SAM presents Moorina Bonini’s Australian Melting Pot (2018) as part of the Shepparton Festival.  Australian Melting Pot, 2018 examines the complexity of living between multiple cultures in Australia. Join artist Moorina Bonini and SAM Curator, Belinda Briggs as they discuss the artwork and the multifaceted perspectives that contribute to the construction of Australian identity.  Image credit: Lucy Forster Book your […]

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SAM Makes: What makes you… you?

Wesley Hall 156 Maude St, Shepparton

What makes you… you? Is it your fingers or toes? Is it where you come from or where you’re going? In this workshop, join artist Moorina Bonini in exploring your own identity and create an imaginative artwork that matches your findings.  This program is part of the 2021 Shepparton Festival. Book your place now! var exampleCallback = function() […]

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Friends of SAM Coffee Morning

18 Bowe St Shepparton 18 Bowe St, Shepparton

Entwined Shepparton Textile Artists Exhibition Meet at Judith Roberts’ Studio, 18 Bowe Street Shepparton This very popular annual exhibition, STA’s contribution to Shepparton Arts Festival, will be presented in two studios belonging to STA members.  Friends of SAM will meet for morning tea and brief talk, then divide into two groups to view the exhibitions, […]

$5

SAM Talks: Public Art, House of Discards

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Tuesday 6th of July from 12:30-1pm FREE on ZOOM  Located on the forecourt of SAM, Tony Albert’s House of Discards, 2019, is a major sculptural artwork standing around five metres high. Made using supersized playing cards translated into metal, this deck strips the cards of colour and form and stacks them in a monochromatic arrangement […]

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Friends of SAM Coffee Morning

Tatura Irrigation and Wartime Camps Museum 49 Hogan Road, Tatura

Become What You Are an exhibition of work by Paul Mezulianik The artist, Paul Mezulianik was a 19 year old Austrian detainee interned at Tatura who sketched life around him there.  His drawings were only recently discovered just before he died in 2019. Meet at the Museum to explore the exhibition and other exhibits too, […]

$5

SAM Sketch with artist Liv Lee

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

SAM Sketch with artist Liv Lee A FREE virtual sketchbook club for all via ZOOMWednesday 14th and 21st of July from 5:30pm – 6:30pm (with discussion and questions after class) Join us for another online edition of SAM’s popular program SAM Sketch led by artist and illustrator Liv Lee. In these workshops you will learn […]

FREE

POSTPONED – Friends of SAM: The Art of Zen

505 Wyndham St Shepparton 505 Wyndham St, Shepparton

Explore the art of Japan with Rebecca Coates Friends of SAM are delighted to announce the return of this popular event. Join us as SAM Artistic Director/ CEO Dr Rebecca Coates takes us on a tour of the internationally significant art scene of Japan. Purchase your ticket at the SAM shop, open everyday 10am - […]

$50

SAM Scholars Term 3

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

Are you a passionate Art and Design student in years 10-12?  SAM is offering a FREE five week onsite and online workshop series! We are excited to welcome senior students to this series of workshops in SAM's new workshop space! Join ceramicist Kaye Poulton and explore your creativity with ceramic sculpture. SAM Scholars in Term […]

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SAM Sketch with Rachel Doller

A Virtual Sketchbook for All During the Victorian lockdown, SAM is supporting local talent to inspire creativity in our region. Join GV artist Rachel Doller in this fun dynamic workshop to make your own greeting card! Make a card for a neighbour, a friend or a family member to brighten their day during the lockdown. […]

SAM Sketch with Kristen Retallick

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

SAM is supporting local talent to inspire creativity in our region during lockdown. Connect to your surroundings with artist Kristen Retallick in this watercolour painting workshop. Exploring your home environment, learn how to use natural materials to create a unique composition in your sketchbook. For this workshop you will need paper, pencils or markers, white-out, […]

SAM Sketch with Moorina Bonini

Shepparton Art Museum 530 Wyndham Street, Shepparton

SAM Sketch with Moorina Bonini Spring School Holiday Program A virtual sketchbook club for kids! What makes you, you? Is it your fingers or toes? Is it where you come from or where you’re going? In this workshop, join artist Moorina Bonini in exploring your own identity and create an imaginative artwork that matches your […]