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February 2020

SAM Showcase #25: Sandra Bowkett

February 7 - May 6
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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Showcase artist #25 Sandra Bowkett is a Ceramicist based in Tallarook. She presents a collection of ceramic vessels that explore and make visible the energy of wood-firing on earthen materials. Sandra’s pieces will be available for purchase at the SAM shop.

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Children’s Silo Designs

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dookie Artists Tree, 64 Mary St
Dookie, VIC 3646
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Be part of the Festival Silo Exhibition! Children are invited to experiment with a variety of mediums to design their own silo art. Their work will then become part of the silo exhibition for the Shepparton Festival. Two session: 10.30am - 12pm or 2pm - 3.30pm Children 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Artwork created will become part of the Dookie Artists Tree festival event, Silo Exhibition .

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March 2020

SAM Local: Spotlight, Madeline Wright

March 13 - May 3
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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SAM Local: Spotlight is an exhibition supporting a local artist from the region, chosen from an open call-out process. Shepparton born and Arcadia raised, Madeline Wright is the 2020 SAM Local: Spotlight artist. Madeline’s exhibition A Field Guide to Utopia will see her make multiple trips back to her home town to create works which she describes as ‘assemblages of Acadia’. The exhibition includes works in metal, ceramics, glass and the materials of the Goulburn River

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SAM Local: Best of Friends

March 13 - May 3
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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Are you a creative? Are you a Friend of SAM? Showcasing painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, ceramics and photography this open access exhibition celebrates the diversity and strength of local creatives in the Goulburn Valley region.

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Silo Exhibition

March 14 - March 29
Dookie Artists Tree, 64 Mary St
Dookie, VIC 3646
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Dookie Artists Tree and various local artists. 10 am to 5:30 pm daily Sometimes considered a work of art in themselves, decommissioned silos are a popular canvas for visual art in country towns, changing the way we think about the land and our surroundings. This exhibition explores the many different ways of looking at silos, featuring many artists using many different mediums, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, and anything else silo-related. An exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 14th…

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Quarry Chorus

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dookie Quarry, Baldock St
Dookie, Victoria 3646 Australia
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An all-body sensory experience Experience the power of sound, light and movement in one of the most magical spaces right on our doorstep. This will be a multilayered spectacular at Goulburn Valley’s best kept secret location, the Dookie Quarry. In this incredible amphitheatre, the audience will be surrounded by a choir (directed by Ryan Black) singing harmoniously in the round, an all-body sensory experience. Performing alongside the choir will be singer-songwriter Scott Darlow, a mainstay of Australia’s Indigenous and independent…

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Plant Pot Decorating

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CWA Gardens, Mary Street
Dookie, VIC 3646
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Join us for some outdoor, decorating and planting fun! Create your own beautifully colourful pot and then plant a lovely flower to take home, nurture and admire. No registrations are required. Just bring a sunhat, a drink and your creativity! Suitable for children up to 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Furphy the Water Cart and the Word

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Melbourne, Dept Rural Health, 49 Graham St
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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From Shepparton business, to national idiom Furphy have been a part of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley since the mid 1870s. Founded by John Furphy, a son of Irish immigrants, the company grew out of a blacksmith’s shop and over the years has grown and adapted to the demands of change and progress. The water cart was one of their most successful inventions and has made the family name particularly well known. Once a soldier’s slang, it is now a…

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Storytime in the Park

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverbank Gardens, Stevenson St
Murchison, VIC
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Sing along to children’s classics Enjoy the fresh air and the opportunity to listen and sing along to some classic  children’s stories and rhymes while enjoying the outdoors. No registrations are required. Just bring a sunhat and your singing voice.

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St Georges Road Community Fun Night

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Victory Park, St Georges Rd
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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Celebrate exciting and varied traditions The St Georges Road Community invites you to an evening of family-friendly fun. Featuring cultural games and activities, including soccer, bocce, egg and spoon races, henna painting and much more. Come and eat delicious food, connect with your neighbour, and experience the exciting and varied traditions of those that live here. This event is kindly supported by the Ethnic Council.

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Artwork Evolution

March 21 - March 22
SPC Factory Sales, 197-205 Corio St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Go on, throw it! 10 am to 3 pm Presented by Word and Mouth, Artwork Evolution is a free public art activity that encourages everyone to join in the creativity. A public mural will be created by throwing paint filled balloons at a wall, evolving throughout the festival as more and more are thrown! All are encouraged to participate! Local artist Tank will be there to guide the creation of this community masterpiece.

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Jurassic Art Attack

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peppercorn Gardens, SPC Ardmona Kids Town, 7287 Midland Highway
Mooroopna, Victoria 3629 Australia
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Attention all dinosaur fans! Put on your explorer hat and join SAM in a ‘learn and play’ morning at KidsTown! Kids will enjoy sensory play, mummification and excavation that will cater to budding archaeologist and Dino fans alike. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and a willingness to get messy! Bookings are essential.

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