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Sam Jinks’ Woman and Child on loan to Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery

Shepparton Art Museum’s much loved Woman and Child sculpture is going on loan to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for an upcoming exhibition Obsession: Devil in the detail from 30 November 2018 to 17 February 2019.

The Sam Jinks hyper-realist sculpture has been a part of the Shepparton Art Museum’s collection since 2010. It is widely recognized as an exemplary example of the artist’s work, and work being created in this hyper-real style and approach.

“Since first exhibiting and subsequently acquiring Woman and Child in 2010, the work has become one of the best loved in the collection, and a powerful symbol of the ways in which contemporary art can engage with, and bring together, diverse communities,” says SAM Director Rebecca Coates.

“It is always great to be able to work with our other gallery colleagues, and share these major works with wider audiences. As one of Victoria’s leading regional art museums, part of our role is to share, raise awareness of and celebrate the works that we care for and are in our Collection. We do this by attracting audiences to Shepparton, and showcasing SAM’s Collection through these lending opportunities. Both allow audiences across the country to gain an idea of some of the highlights that are to be found in the Shepparton Art Museum Collection.”  

The artwork will be taken off display at SAM on 7 November and will go back on display in May 2019.

“Before Woman and Child goes on loan it would be a great opportunity for people to come and visit or re-visit the work. And of course, for those on the Peninsula over summer, you can always visit the work in its temporary new location,” says Dr Coates.

Presentation by leading curator and Yorta Yorta woman, Kimberley Moulton

Presented alongside Shepparton Art Museum’s 2018 Indigenous Ceramic Award, join Kimberley Moulton, Senior Curator at Museums Victoria, for a lecture titled: First Peoples Art and the Archive; the Intersection of Historical Collections and Contemporary Artists and Makers.

Through sharing her curatorial practice at Museums Victoria and research experiences in international collections, Kimberley Moulton will present on the intersection of contemporary art and historical collections and consider the influence museum collecting has had on contemporary First Peoples art today.

A local to Sheppparton, Kimberley is a Yorta Yorta woman, curator, writer and Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria. 

Kimberley has worked in curatorial roles at Melbourne Museum for 10 years and as well curating over 16 exhibitions with the Victorian Koorie community, her projects and research have included international experiences. Her most recent project is the highly anticipated Museums Victoria exhibition; Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition.

The event will be held on Thursday 11 October from 6-7.30pm in Riverlinks Eastbank Function Room 2.

The cost will be $15 per person, $10 for Friends of SAM and $5 for students. Light refreshments provided.

Tickets are available on EventBrite.