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SAM to Present: Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg. Featuring Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015

from January 28 to March 19 2017

SAM is delighted to present the collaborative work of Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg in the exhibition Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 developed by Artspace, Sydney and touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.

Alongside the eight montage films, SAM will also present Moffatt’s First Jobs Series, (2008). Moffatt collected the series of 12 photographs which relate directly to past jobs she has held. Digitally inserting her likeness into these photographs Moffatt reflects on her past jobs from working in a pineapple cannery to a fresh fruit grocer, evoking a sense of nostalgia that we can all relate to.

Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 presents eight montage films that reflect on cinema and the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. Using an extensive collection of iconic Hollywood films, telemovies and arthouse cinema, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 invents new fictions and plays with narrative and character conventions to create highly charged compositions on themes such as love, art, revolution and destruction.

Tracey Moffatt is regarded internationally as one of the most important Australian artists of our time, and in 2017 will become the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Gary Hillberg has been a long-time collaborator of Moffatt’s and also has an independent practice as an experimental filmmaker and music video producer. 

SAM Director, Dr Rebecca Coates said:

“Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Her films are a riotous, funny and irreverent critique of stereotypes and the great themes of life.
We are delighted to partner with Artspace to present this exhibition alongside Moffatt’s First Job Series with which we can all relate.”

Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg. Featuring Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 will be showing at SAM from January 28 to March 19 2017, with Shepparton being the only Victorian location for the touring show.

SAM presents Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015, an exhibition developed by Artspace and toured nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW, alongside key works by Tracey Moffatt.

Image Credit: Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg, Love (still), 2003, 21 minutes, looped video, sound, Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.

SAM Local Exhibitions to open

Friday 10 December to Sunday 15 January, 2017

 Across December and January SAM goes local spotlighting the practice of regional artists with three exhibitions, SAM Local Spotlight, SAM Local: VCE Art & Studio Arts and SAM Local: Best of Friends.

 SAM Local: Spotlight showcases the work of Echuca-based artist, Tarli Bird.

 Bird’s practice combines her two passions in life: sport and art.

 Tarli Bird said:

“As an elite distance runner I’m always fascinated when people regard sport and art as being polar opposites. I find athletes and artists contain very similar attributes that I’m looking forward to highlighting in my exhibition.’

Bird will be recording the heart rates of local runners on Saturday 3rd December at parkrun held at Shepparton’s Victoria Lake. This data will be transposed through the musical device of the metronome into an immersive sound piece.

Alongside SAM Local Spotlight, SAM Local: VCE Art & Studio Arts exhibition will present students work from around the Goulburn Valley giving the community a unique insight into the lives of these young adults and emerging artists.

The community will also have their say with the chance to vote for their favourite VCE Art & Studio Arts work in the “People’s Choice Award”. Voting will open on Friday 9 December at 6pm and close on the 20 December. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 21 December 2016.

The community will also be able to view the talents of the Friends of SAM in the exhibition SAM Local: Best of Friends. This multi-disciplinary exhibition highlights the diversity and commitment of local artists to their practice.

All three exhibitions will open to the public on Saturday 10 December and run until Sunday 15 January, 2017.

SAM Local: VCE Art & Studio Arts and SAM Local Spotlight: Tarli Bird will be officially opened on Friday 9 December from 6pm at SAM with opening remarks by John Head, local business owner and supporter of the arts.

SAM Local: Best of Friends will be officially opened on Friday 16 December from 6pm with the Friends of SAM Christmas Party to follow.

To RSVP for the opening events please email sam-rsvp@shepparton.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5832 986.

Media Preview:

Thursday 8 December, 2.30 to 3.30pm – Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

Image: Tarli Bird, Race Results, Photo: Michael Roche, New Wave Festival, 2010 Melbourne, image courtesy and © the artist.

SAM Shop Sale in December

Leading up to Christmas receive 10% of at the SAM shop each Friday.

Come into the SAM shop tomorrow and receive 10% off.

Leading up to Christmas receive 10% of at the SAM shop each Friday.

The SAM shop is a fantastic place to purchase artist-made ceramics and gifts. The shop stocks work by a number of local and interstate artists including Erin Lightfoot, Emily Green, Samantha Robinson, Owen Rye, Kaye Poulton and Ruby Pilvan. It features a curated selection of Australian craft and design while supporting some of the region’s best artistic talent. The shop also stocks a range of publications, including SAM exhibition catalogues, books on art and Australian ceramics, plus a range of art magazines.

Free gift wrapping is also available.

The SAM shop is open 10am to 4pm daily.

Sale excludes cards, books and Showcase.