Eighty Years of SAM – The Collection Catalogue
Celebrating 80 years of SAM, this publication offers new perspectives on an established collection. Featuring 80 works selected for 80 years, the essays and artwork texts reveal collection strengths, notable works, and the continued engagement of contemporary artists from the collection’s first beginnings to the present day.
Three themes emerge: place, ceramics, identity. These deliberately porous groupings draw from, and connect, the SAM Collection with the narratives, community, and landscape of Greater . though the pieces are stylistically and materially diverse, taken together they reveal intersecting stories about the people, places, and histories of Australian art and culture.