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 to share our work and our collections through our online channels, in an effort to support our artists and to bring some colour to the current climate.”

Whether on site or virtual, the SAM team wishes to advise you on what is happening behind the scenes:

Current exhibitions

All exhibitions will remain in the museum during this period and we hope that we can share them with you once this period has ended.

Digital and online

The SAM team are also working to get content up online and on digital platforms for our audiences to share. There will be plenty to engage all ages, and we look forward to also sharing the work of our colleagues and artistic community.


All artworks are safe, and will continue to be carefully monitored, as they are when we are open.

SAM Transition

Work will continue on SAM’s transition to the new building, which will continue either at SAM or remotely. While there may be delays, we are keen to continue to work towards what will be one of the most exciting, and certainly highest, buildings in our region.

Visit SAM on Instagram or Facebook. You can also call on (03) 5832 9861 or email