12 November 2022 - 30 April 2023
Referencing the history of the group portrait from Velazquez’s Las Meninas (1656) to the modern-day family photo, All Together expands on how we interpret and represent ‘family’ in this collaborative project between the artists and visitors to SAM.
Be embraced by the creative workspace created by Turnbull & Coulter. Throughout the exhibition we encourage you to make use of the ‘selfie station’ to self-compose your own ‘awkward family photo’ of yourself and your fellow museum-goers, and tag @sam_shepparton to become part of the expanding understanding of what group portraiture and family can be.
While at SAM, children must remain with and be supervised by an accompanying adult.
About the artists
Meredith Turnbull and Ross Coulter have 40 years combined experience making and exhibiting art. Individually they were featured in the 2012 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) exhibition Melbourne Now and have extensive solo careers. They frequently exhibit with major institutions such as the NGV, the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne, Monash University Museum
of Art, and Heide Museum of Modern Art. Their work is held in public collections across Australia.
Photo: Roma + Meredith + Ross, 2022, Digital print, 40 x 62cm. Image courtesy of the artist
Curator: Caroline Esbenshade, SAM Community Curator
Location: Children's Gallery, Level 2