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 of workshops, exhibition tours and educational resources online and will continue to share our work and collections through our virtual channels.”

Current exhibition

SAM currently has three exhibitions on display: A Finer Grain: Selected Works from the SAM Collection; Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer, a partnership with Pepite; and SAM Drawing Wall #38, with Jahnne Pasco White. Details of these projects and exhibitions can be found on the SAM website. A series of activations for these projects will continue to be rolled out over the next few months. Check the #SAM Hub for updates and information.

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

Digital and online

The SAM team have worked with a series of artists and our creative community to create a wide variety of online content to engage all ages and audiences. From workshops on clay building to art inspiration for kid’s projects, there is plenty to keep hands and minds active on the SAM Hub. We have plenty of new artist contributions planned over the next few months.  


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. While there may be disruptions, we are keen to continue to work towards what will be one of the most exciting, and certainly highest, buildings in our region.

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