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SAM at Sunset to launch on March 3rd

SAM at Sunset is a new event series to take place weekly throughout March and early April at the Shepparton Art Museum bar terrace on level 4 of the SAM Building.

Open to the public, this ticketed event will allow the community to come and enjoy the one-of-a-kind view in Shepparton overlooking Victoria Lake.

Andrew Gooley, Acting CEO said, “SAM at Sunset is an opportunity for the Shepparton Art Museum to engage our new space in a way that explores what our venue has to offer. The view of Shepparton from level 4 of the SAM building is unique for our region and takes on a new life at sunset.  We look forward to welcoming people after work for a chance to catch-up with old friends and make new ones too.”

SAM at Sunset will run every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm from March 3 to April 14. Tickets will be released for sale one week in advance on a first come-first served basis. Tickets can be purchased through the SAM website at $35 each and include 3 drinks and nibbles catered by local providers.

Visit SAM’s website for more information and to register your interest for the next round of tickets. Please note this is an 18+ event.  

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ABOUT SAM:

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is one of Australia's outstanding regional art museums, showcasing our exhibitions and collections in new and exciting ways and creating a welcoming, inclusive and engaging space for all audiences. Artists are central to our work. Our programming is designed to be locally relevant and engage with global contemporary ideas. SAM is recognised for its significant Australian ceramics collection, and our nationally significant collection of Indigenous art. As the only public art museum in Greater Shepparton and north central Victoria, our mission is to present great art in Shepparton, and to contribute to the cultural enrichment, community engagement and economic prosperity of the region. 

SAM at Sunset dates:

Thursday 3 March, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 24 February

Thursday 10 March, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 3 March

Thursday 17 March, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 10 March

Thursday 24 March, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 17 March

Thursday 31 March, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 24 March

Thursday 7 April, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 31 March

Thursday 14 April, tickets on sale 5pm Thursday 7 April.

 

Media enquiries, please contact: Gabriella Calandro, Engagement Manager, SAM
p: (03) 4804 5020
e: gcalandro@sheppartonartmuseum.com.au   

Image credit: Shepparton Art Museum, 2021, image courtesy John Gollings AM © John Gollings Photography⁠

The Shepparton Art Museum is now seeking applications for the new CEO.

The search is now underway to appoint a highly capable and engaged leader who will lead Shepparton Art Museum in its next stage of exciting growth. 

Stephen Merrylees, Shepparton Art Museum Board Chair said “We are excited to be underway to recruit the next passionate and committed Chief Executive Officer for the Shepparton Art Museum. The new CEO will guide us into the next phase and provide inspirational leadership and direction as we continue to grow and develop as a new company and a leader in the regional arts sector in Australia.” 

The SAM Board have been working closely with Slade Group to develop and refine the position. The refined SAM CEO position takes into consideration the recently formed SAM Limited and SAM’s new home in the Denton Corker Marshall designed museum on the banks of Victoria Park Lake. 

SAM is looking to attract a passionate and experienced leader to drive SAM’s vision, embrace the Aboriginal and multicultural community within Shepparton and regional Victoria and oversee the delivery of an engaging and inspiring cultural experience in Shepparton. 

Applications are now being accepted through the Slade Group website and will close on Sunday 13 March 2022. A candidate information pack and application form can be downloaded from the Slade Group website with inquiries regarding the position are to be directed to Trish Mullen at: tmullen@sladegroup.com.au 

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Media enquiries, please contact: Gabriella Calandro, Engagement Manager, SAM p: (03) 4804 5020 e: gcalandro@sheppartonartmuseum.com.au 

Shepparton Art Museum 2022 Exhibition Program announced

Shepparton Art Museum 2022 Exhibition Program Announced

The Shepparton Art Museum has today announced its 2022 exhibition program. Over the next 12 months, SAM will stage 14 new exhibitions across all five floors. 

In 2022, SAM will present exhibitions that connect with locally relevant stories and histories, celebrate Australian artists and continue to foster national institutional relationships. 

SAM is the only Victorian arts venue to host 3 nationally significant exhibitions, including two nationally touring exhibitions: Art In Conflict from the Australian War Memorial and Ceremony: 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial from the National Gallery of Australia. SAM will also present the seventh edition of the nationally acclaimed Indigenous Ceramic Award. 

Acting Artistic Director and Senior Curator Shelley McSpedden says: 

“We are thrilled to announce our 2022 exhibition program. Encompassing a dynamic range of mediums and themes, the exhibitions presented offer rich and compelling reflections on issues and stories strikingly relevant to the diverse communities in our region. The program also celebrates SAM’s key collection strengths, with a strong focus on ceramics and Indigenous art.” 

SAM’s next major exhibition, Art in Conflict, is a touring exhibition from the Australia War Memorial. Opening at SAM on Saturday 26 March on its first stop on a national tour, the exhibition will debut three major new bodies of work from acclaimed Australian artists Susan Norrie, Megan Cope and Angelica Mesiti. 

The 2022 Indigenous Ceramic Award will open in August and is the seventh in the series of this biennale event at SAM. The acquisitive Award contributes to the Museum’s significant holdings of Australian and International ceramics and is open to Indigenous groups and individual artists across Australia. 

The 2022 program will close with a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition, Ceremony: 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial, opening in December 2022. Travelling exclusively to SAM in Victoria, Ceremony, curated by Hetti Perkins (Arrernte and Kalkadoon peoples) presents work of 35 artists from around Australia, revealing how the practice of ceremony is at the nexus of Country, culture and community. 

Throughout the year, SAM will continue to present engaging and playful work by artists in the Children’s Gallery space. In May, Melbourne based artist Vera Möller will install an ecosystem inspired by SAM’s surroundings and the Goulburn River. Later in the year, interdisciplinary artist Meredith Turnbull will present a large-scale immersive installation in which sculptural forms, printed murals and wall paintings converge. 

Nusra Latif Qureshi exhibition in the SAM Window, opening in late March, will explore the visual and cultural histories of the South Asian diaspora in regional Australia. 

SAM’s extensive collection of ceramics will be on show throughout the SAM building in 2022. Continuing from Brown Pots, Karavan will open in the middle of the year and explores the aesthetic influence that migration and travel had on the exchange of ideas, techniques and ceramic forms of Australian studio potters. 

SAM will highlight local creative talent in its dedicated Hugh D. T. Williamson Community Gallery. Through the SAM Squared series, the Museum will present works and exhibitions submitted through an open application process. 

More information on each exhibition will be released throughout the year. SAM is open 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm, entry and exhibitions are free. 

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ABOUT SAM: 

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is one of Australia's outstanding regional art museums, showcasing our exhibitions and collections in new and exciting ways and creating a welcoming, inclusive and engaging space for all audiences. Artists are central to our work. Our programming is designed to be locally relevant and engage with global contemporary ideas. SAM is recognised for its significant Australian ceramics collection, and our nationally significant collection of Indigenous art. As the only public art museum in Greater Shepparton and north central Victoria, our mission is to present great art in Shepparton, and to contribute to the cultural enrichment, community engagement and economic prosperity of the region. 

Media enquiries, please contact: Gabriella Calandro, Engagement Manager, SAM p: (03) 4804 5020 e: gcalandro@sheppartonartmuseum.com.au 

SAM 2022 Exhibition Program 

OVERVIEW 

People’s Gallery 

Art In Conflict - Opening 26 March 2022 

Indigenous Ceramic Award - Opening 13 August 2022 

Ceremony: 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial - Opening 10 December 2022 

 

Lin Onus Gallery 

Signs of the Time – Opening 29 October 2022 

SAM Ceramic Showcases 

Karavan – Opening 23 July 2022 

 

Children’s Gallery 

Vera Möller – Opening 14 May 2022 

Meredith Turnbull – Opening 12 November 2022 

 

Hugh D. T. Williamson Community Gallery 

SAM Squared: Open – Opening 19 March 2022 

SAM Squared: EOI – Opening 21 May 2022 

500 Strong – Opening 23 July 2022 

SAM Squared: Spotlight – Opening 24 September 2022 

 

SAM Art Wall

Trent Walter and Lizzie Boon – Opening 4 June 2022 

Jason Phu – Opening 26 November 2022 

 

SAM Window 

Nusra Latif Qureshi – Opening March 2022 

 

Major Exhibition Partners 

Creative Victoria 

Greater Shepparton City Council 

University Of Melbourne 

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure Transport, Regional Development & Communications 

Australian War Memorial 

National Gallery of Australia 

Sir Andrew & Lady Fairley Foundation 

Allan Myers AC QC 

Metal Manufactures Pty Ltd – AWM Electrical 

Philip Cornish AM & Caroline Cornish 

SAM Foundation 

Friends of SAM