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March 2017

Ceramic Artists at Work

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Bank, 7 Stevenson Street
Murchison, Victoria 3610 Australia
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$35

Potters and ceramic artists will be joining us for our 2nd annual ‘Lost Art of Letter Writing’. A good handwritten letter is a creative gesture, more than just a visual and tactile pleasure. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can not quite touch. Curated by Kinship Collective, mapping and showcasing our potters and ceramic artists, see the maker at work, exhibiting…

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Mapping with Sand Workshop

March 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kaiela Arts, 137-139 High Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$8

Mapping with sand is about the connection to country and the connection to Dunatpan. Making your own journey through sand, is about creating and connecting to your country. This workshop is for all ages. Come and help tell the story about the Dunatpan (Rainbow Serpent) in our big sand pit with one of the Kaiela Artists.

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Using Art Mediums on Fabric

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wahroonga Lodge, 275 Cornish Rd
Ardmona, Victoria 3629 Australia
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$120

A workshop not to be missed! Learn to create wonderful, unique fabric pieces incorporating paint and textile mediums from internationally awarded textile artist Neroli Henderson in this ‘no sew’ workshop. No experience necessary and you don’t need to be able to draw! Learn easy mediums and techniques to personalise clothing, home wares and artworks Paint a shimmering seascape using ‘wet on wet’ and fabric manipulation techniques Paint an iridescent galaxy you can embellish and more! Cost: $85 plus kit cost…

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Mapping Shepp Instameet

March 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre, 33-35 Nixon Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Let’s put Shepp on the Instagram map! Instagrammers from Greater Shepparton and beyond are invited to join like–minded creative instagrammers for the Mapping Shepp Instameet. Snap Shepparton and show the world how great we can look! A guide will be on hand to take you to some interesting and “off the map” places – iconic and hidden photo locations around Shepparton’s CBD. The Instameet will wrap up at the “Converge on the Goulburn” event where participants will be shouted refreshments…

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January 2018

Soft Core Exhibition

January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

This exhibition presents works by leading Australian and International artists that explore the many facets of ‘softness’. It includes large-scale inflatables such as a giant rabbit by artist Michael Parekowhai, to forms made from soft materials and materials that simply look soft. A great show for the whole family to enjoy. Soft Core has been curated by Micheal Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by…

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February 2018

The Drawing Wall #30

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
SAM, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Nagambie-based artist Rosa Purbrick draws on the wetlands and waterways of the Goulburn River, her local environment, to produce abstracted visions of the landscape for a celebratory 30th layer of paint on SAM’s Drawing Wall. SAM also presents a major re-hang of its collection display, featuring intriguing new acquisitions and well-loved favorites.

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March 2018

The Festival Wall

March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Stubbs Wallace car park, 160 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

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. This year’s works will…

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Focus

March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Tallis Wine, 195 Major Plains Rd
Dookie, Victoria 3646 Australia
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Free

  ‘Focus’ is a sculpture in the shape of a free-standing circle of bamboo and a stone pile at the summit of the hill behind Tallis Wine, Dookie. The sculpture is a bamboo circle in a north-south orientation situated just north of the stone labyrinth created as part of the 2017 Festival. Located on the spectacular Rock Correa Interpretive walking track at Tallis Wine, the concept of ‘Focus’ is to design a sculpture of natural materials to entice viewers to…

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Art Fridges

March 2, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Free

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. The locations of the free exchange will be promoted through the Festival’s Facebook page @sheppartonfestival #sheppfest #artfridges

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Splinter Retrospective

March 2, 2018 @ 8:15 am - April 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Foyer, Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Free

Showcasing the work of some of the 80 past and present members, this retrospective serves to highlight and celebrate the diverse range of artists who have contributed to the dynamic evolution of Splinter Contemporary Artists over a 20 year history. Works on show reflect the variety of contemporary approaches, themes, and styles which Splinter members explore both within their individual arts practice and in creating work for group exhibitions. By Design, Splinter artists move beyond traditional art through innovation and…

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By Design Festival Hub

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Free

The Shepparton Festival will host its own artistic hub during the first week of the Shepparton Festival. The By Design Festival Hub is Shepparton’s most exciting multi-function pop-up space, bringing together artists, workshops, exhibitions and creativity of all genres. Open to the public, the By Design Festival Hub is a new and exciting way to round out your Shepparton Festival experience, with new and emerging artists, film makers, photographers, painters, illustrators, musicians and graphic designers using the space to practice…

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First on the Ladder – The Rumba Scavenger Hunt

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Free

Join Polyglot Theatre and the legends of Shepp’s own Rumbalara Football Netball Club in this fun family event! The Rumba Scavenger Hunt will take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of the festival, and all ages are welcome. Search Shepparton solo or in a team for hidden street art featuring your favourite people from Rumbalara Football Netball club. Collect a limited edition football or netball sticker at each stop to add to your sticker book. When you have collected…

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