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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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SAM GOES LOCAL

February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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SAM BEST OF FRIENDS Each year the talents of the Friends of SAM Inc. are celebrated with an open access exhibition showcasing the diversity and strength of local artists in the Goulburn Valley Region. The exhibition explores a range of media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles, ceramics and photography. SAM LOCAL SPOTLIGHT SAM Local Spotlight is an exhibition supporting a local artist from the region, chosen from an open call-out process. Our 2019 featured spotlight artist is Maree Santilla from…

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March 2019

MY LANDSCAPES

March 15 - March 31
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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My Landscape is a new project for the 2019 Shepparton Festival, exploring the notion that every person has a unique way of seeing the world around them. Over 2018, stories were collected from the people of Shepparton that told of the memories and connections we have to this place. Through a mentorship program with renowned Australian Landscape Artist, Jeff Makin, these stories were then translated into works of art by local artist whose interpretation will these stories in a whole new…

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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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RETURNING TO LAND

March 15 - March 31
Foyer, Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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“Returning to land” is a visual arts exhibition that tells a story about land use and landscape across the Goulburn Valley region. The work is displayed in a way that invites the viewer to interact and question their own stories about land and what value it holds for them. The exhibition consists of large scale paintings, drawings and projections. Times: 8:15 am - 5 pm daily.

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STUBBS WALLACE ART WALL

March 15 - March 31
Stubbs Wallace car park, 160 Welsford St
Shepparton,Victoria3630Australia
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The Festival Wall is an exciting collaboration between the Shepparton Festival and accounting firm Stubbs Wallace and the students from secondary schools in Mooroopna and Shepparton. Asking students what does Shepparton mean to them, where has it come from and where is it going? What are the places, people and connections that are important? This temporary art space is where local and emerging artists can be supported, commissioned and curated as part of the Festival program.

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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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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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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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