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February 2019

SAM GOES LOCAL

February 22 - May 1
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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SAM EDULAB: HEATHER HESTERMAN (1 March – 7 April 2019) Artist, educator and landscape designer Heather Hesterman will create an education laboratory (eduLAB) inviting students, teachers and the general public to participate in the creation of a immersive green-space installation that will transform a SAM gallery space. The artist will be present and working in the gallery two days per week, and the space will evolve over the 5 week exhibition duration. DRAWING WALL: #34 STEVEN RHALL (22 February –…

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March 2019

FESTIVAL FRIDGES

March 15 - March 31

Inspired by the Coburg station Book Fridge, the Festival Art Fridges will be installed at three CBD locations. Each housing a different art form, the public will be able to ‘borrow’ from the Film Fridge (housing DVDs) a book fridge and music fridge for the duration of the Shepparton Festival. Locations: TBC. More information soon! To be promoted through the Festival’s Facebook page @sheppartonfestival

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LANDSCAPE ART AT TALLIS

March 15 - March 31
Tallis Wine, 195 Major Plains Rd
Dookie,Victoria3646Australia
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The Yorta Yorta Turtle Geoglyph returns to Tallis Wine. An impressive piece of landscape art (400m in diameter), will re-appear in the paddock next to Tallis Wine cellar door for the 2019 Shepparton Festival. Last seen in 2013, the giant long neck turtle is an important totem of the local Indigenous Yorta Yorta people and will be ploughed by winery owner Richard Tallis using GPS on his tractor. Looking like a ‘crop circle’ the view will be spectacular. Times: Tuesday…

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BASS BOWL

March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
Tallis Wine, 195 Major Plains Rd
Dookie,Victoria3646Australia
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‘Bass Bowl’ is a sculpture built in response to the 2019 Shepparton Festival theme of ‘Story Bowl’. It stands at the end of the ‘Rock Correa Walking Track’, on the summit of the ‘Pretty Sally’ hill next to Tallis Wine. ‘The structure represents a combination of natural materials constructed in the shape of a bass clef. A musical instruction to deepen the tone of a song.’ View from the cellar door or up close and personal by walking to the…

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OPENING NIGHT

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Free

Opening Night Celebration of the 23rd Shepparton Festival ‘Story Bowl’ will bring together artists, community and audiences to mark the official opening of 17 days of events. With over 60 events happening from 15 – 31 March, Opening Night Celebrations will be an evening outdoor spectacular for the whole family at Victoria Park Lake. Celebrating 20 years of the Shepparton Shorts Film Festival, a retrospective screening of some of the best films over the past 20 years will be shown…

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I WISH I’D ASKED

March 16 - April 6

The I Wish I’d Asked Story Van will tour the city and appear in various locations throughout the Shepparton Festival, to capture the stories of the people of Shepparton. Everyone is encouraged to join in the spirit of story sharing so we can learn more about the rich history of this region. I Wish I’d Asked Story Van will appear at these events: Saturday 16th March – Converge on the Goulburn Festival, Victoria Park Lake, 4pm – 8.30pm Sunday 24th…

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A TWIST IN THE TALE

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bakehouse Black Box Theatre, 17 Wheeler Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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$10 – $15

Remember a time before social media or TV? When you sat around a fire, in a family room listening to a story? Come, listen to stories brought by the diverse communities of the Goulburn Valley, from the First Australians all the way to the newest Australians. First in their own language then in English. Come, appreciate the sounds and ideas of different peoples, but inside, all true Australians. Please note the change in time of event from the printed guide.

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BIG KIDS STORY TIME

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Come and enjoy stories in the park with our Kids BIG Story Time. Families will delight in the opportunity to listen and interact to some diverse and interesting story books while enjoying the outdoors. This will be one to mark in the calendar for parents and carers and their pre-schoolers.

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CONVERGE ON THE GOULBURN

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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For the first time, Shepparton Festival will launch with Converge on the Goulburn, the festival by the lake that brings together food, culture and performance from Shepparton’s diverse community in one incredible event. Enjoy traditional and contemporary music and performance, check out the vibrant marketplace with authentic craft, culture and visual arts, participate in cultural workshops and activities and relax in the outdoor lounge featuring authentic foods cooked by local communities. The opening event of Cultural Diversity Week will be…

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STORIES THROUGH CLAY

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Facilitated by Splinter Contemporary Artists during the Converge on the Goulburn event, participants will be invited to create a small sculpture. Using terracotta, and with a focus on bird forms, the act of creating will prompt the sharing of stories between participants and artists about birds from all over the world and our unique relationships with them.

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WEAVING OUR STORIES TOGETHER

March 16 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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Splinter Contemporary Artists will facilitate a community art opportunity during the Converge on the Goulburn event. Using a large sculptural bowl form, participants will be invited to weave a length of material (i.e. fabric, yarn, etc.) into the bowl, representing through line and colour, time and effort, the unique story they bring to the Goulburn Valley.

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STORY BOWL STORY TIME

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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AND 22 March @ 10.30am – 11.15am Come and be apart of our special Rhyme and Story Time, The Story Bowl Story Time where members of our community will be sharing traditional fairy-tales and stories from their cultures. We will also be singing some traditional nursery rhymes in a range of languages to celebrate the diverse communities living in our local region. The performance is an interactive session for participants.

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