Applications now open for VCE students to showcase artwork at new SAM

Shepparton Art Museum is calling for VCE students to register their artwork for display in FRESH: GV Top Art & Design 2021, an exhibition that will celebrate the creativity and quality of artistic talent of young artists throughout the North Central Victorian region in the first half of 2021.

Applications are open to Year 11 and 12 students who have completed VCE Studio Arts, Art and Visual Communication Design. Mediums can include photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, film, printmaking and a variety of design presentations from industrial, environmental and visual design.

2020 has been particularly tough for our school kids, teachers and families. What better a way to offer hope, and have something to look forward to in 2021 than a new exhibition celebrating creativity from North Central Victoria’s youth,’ explains SAM Director, Dr Rebecca Coates.

FRESH will be the first show to open in our new SAM building. It will be an opportunity for us to share and own a new space, and through the creative ideas of a new generation, explore, share, and enjoy. We really encourage you to chat with your teachers, contact the SAM team, put in an application, and get involved and inspired,’ says Dr Coates.

FRESH: GV Top Art and Design will form part of SAM Squared, a new space that will launch the new building’s opening program. SAM Squared will host a range of exhibitions, programs and events designed to foster, engage and rejoice creativity from the vibrant arts and creative community of North Central Victoria.

Applications will be accepted from the following shires, Alpine, Benalla, Campaspe, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta and Wodonga.

For more information, or if you wish to discuss your application for FRESH, please contact SAM’s Visual Arts Educator, Linda Bryan on