Stay connected and inspired with recent visual highlights from the Shepparton Art Museum.

The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another - Video Catalogue

For our major exhibition The ARNDT Collection: From One World to Another, SAM Head of Exhibitions and Collections Jessica O’Farrell visited collector Matthias Arndt at his Cape Schanck home to understand the story behind the expansive collection that Matthias and wife Tiffany have been building over the past decade, and the passion that saw them evolve from art lovers to custodians of a significant art collection.

SAM Turns One

Enjoy some highlights from our first year at SAM in this short video. 

2022 ICA: Megan Croydon

Kuku Yalanji artist Megan Croydon discusses her process and what influences the symbolism in her art.

Art in Conflict: Australian War Memorial curator talk series

Take a deep dive with Australian War Memorial's Head of Art, Laura Webster, and Senior Curator, Dr. Anthea Gunn, as they highlight selected works and themes from our temporary exhibition, Art in Conflict.

Art in Conflict: Personal Experiences

Art in Conflict: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Stories

Art in Conflict: Historical Reflections

Art in Conflict: Recent Conflicts

SAM Talks: A hundred years

Listen to a discussion of Angelica Mesiti’s A hundred years, 2019-2020, a work commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to explore the Australian experience of the western front and its legacy.

Art in Conflict - Community Forum

This forum is an opportunity for our community to discover the artworks and topics presented in Art in Conflict through a conversation between Australian War Memorial Curator Anthea Gunn and SAM Public Programs Coordinator Lisa Linton. ⁠

This Is Our Story

An important aspect of Lin Onus: The Land Within has been contextualising Lin’s practice within the rich network of family, artistic and political spheres in which he worked, that he was inspired by and that he contributed to.  

Yorta Yorta and Woiwurrung artist and curator Moorina Bonini was commissioned by SAM to record interviews, which form the start of the ‘This is Our Story’ project – a growing archive of recorded stories and memories that SAM is gathering about Lin’s life. 

Here, we present excerpts from interviews with Aboriginal artists, activists, communities and family that Lin worked with and amongst: Neville Atkinson, Gary Foley, Margo Neale, Tiriki Onus, Aunty Alma Thorpe and Lyn Thorpe.  


SAM Moves: At this Site

Discover familiar settings in the heart of Shepparton through a unique lens. Artist Amrita Hepi leads participants through movement exercises to experience the spaces we love in new and exciting ways. Activities performed by local dancer, Robert Baxter.


SAM Watch: A History of SAM

Learn more about our story in this fun and engaging video. From where we came and how the Shepparton Art Museum has evolved, all the way to our grand opening date of the new SAM.

SAM Watch: Welcome Back

20 November 2021

Watch and listen to Rebecca Coates, SAM's Artistic Director and CEO welcome the public to the new Shepparton Art Museum, opened on 20 November, 2021.

Livestream: Lin Onus: The Land Within exhibition opening and artistic program launch

20 November 2021

Enjoy the livestream of our exhibition opening and artistic program launch emceed by Rebecca Coates, Artistic Director and CEO, SAM. With Gum leaf performance by Uncle Herb Patten, Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Walker, and smoking ceremony performance by the Wulumbarra dancers led by Neil Morris. Opening remarks by Danny Pearson MP, Minister of Creative Industries followed by speeches SAM Board Members Stephen Merrylees and Kimberley Moulton, GSCC, and Tiriki Onus and family.

Livestream: Build It and They Will Come

21 November 2021

Enjoy the recorded livestream of our panel  'Build It and They Will Come’ discussion exploring the story behind the new museum. Moderated by Alan Pert, Melbourne School of Design Professor, and panelists John Denton, founder of Denton Corker Marshall, Rebecca Coates, SAM Artistic Director & CEO, and David Sequeira, artist and Director of Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne.