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March 2020

SAM eduLAB: Nadia Hernández

March 13 - May 3
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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FREE

SAM’s 2020 Education Laboratory (eduLAB) artist Nadia Hernández works with students, teachers, and the general public to create an immersive, vibrant and interactive exhibition that will transform SAM’s gallery space over a period of five weeks. School sessions are artist led, and we encourage schools and community groups to book in. Don’t miss out! In partnership with La Trobe University.

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Festival Opening Celebration

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Stage, Maude Street Mall, Maude Street Mall
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

All are invited to the Opening of the Festival which this year will take place in the heart of the CBD, Maude St Mall. On display will be the various artworks that local artists have produced to encapsulate this year’s theme EVOLVE. Our Creative Director, Jamie Lea, will give you a few tips about how you can get the most out of this year’s festival. “There’s no better way to start the festival than to join us at the Festival…

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Australian Muslim Artists Exhibition

March 14 - April 10
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Presented by La Trobe University and Islamic Museum of Australia La Trobe University at the Shepparton Campus are proud to display some of the shortlisted works from the Australian Muslim Artists Exhibition, hosted by the Islamic Museum of Australia and sponsored by La Trobe University, featuring 2011 Archibald finalist and recipient of the inaugural $15,000 Art Prize, artist Abdul Abdullah. We are delighted to welcome some of the artists who will be joining us at the Opening on Saturday 14th…

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EVOLVE with Textile Art

March 14 - March 21
Alex Rigg Foyer, Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$3.00

Shepparton Textile Artists Inc. 9 am to 4 pm daily Shepparton Textile Artists are putting on a week-long exhibition exploring the constantly evolving world of fibre and thread. The exhibition will feature textile art that uses techniques such as embroidery, dyeing, weaving, sewing, beading, and painting. Every piece is a unique work of art. Be enthralled!

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Community Textiles Workshops

March 14 - March 21
$15 – $30

Tutors from Shepparton Textile Artists are holding community workshops, giving participants the opportunity to create a textile artwork using a wide variety of techniques including the magic of printing on fabric, gorgeous felting, working with wire, eye-catching boro, exquisite beading, creative embroidery, textile collage, fabric manipulation and layering, and working with beautiful yarn. Come and learn a new skill and make something beautiful to take home. Note: Cost excludes kit. See brochure for full details of date, time, venue and…

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Silo Exhibition

March 14 - March 29
Dookie Artists Tree, 64 Mary St
Dookie, VIC 3646
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FREE

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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Culture Conversations: A world without the death penalty

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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$10.00

Cancelled   Join barrister Julian McMahon who, with others, represented members of the accused Bali Nine (Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran), in conversation with SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) Director Rebecca Coates. Julian will discuss his work representing those facing the death penalty, his mission to bring state sponsored killings to an end, and the power of art to offer a language to talk about such difficult subjects. La Trobe University and SAM are proud to present some of Myuran’s last…

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Yurri Wala Woka (Fresh Water Country)

March 21 - March 23
The Connection, 7287 Midland Highway
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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$199

Postponed   Yurri Wala Woka is an immersive performance that combines visual art and design, music, and storytelling. It combines the ancient with the contemporary, telling the stories of the flow of Yurri Walla - fresh water and its people - from the making of the Rivers, Kaiela and Dungala (Goulburn and Murray River), and stories of The Flats. Yurri Walla Woka begins when a small audience arrives at The Connection. You, as part of this audience will be treated…

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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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FREE

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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Let’s Draw with Mandy Ord

March 24
Shepparton Library, 41-42 Marungi Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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Gold coin donation

Cancelled   Learn from one of the brightest faces in comic art – Mandy Ord. Mandy is an illustrator and cartoonist with a wealth of published work, including children’s books and comics for various publications, including The Age. She has a passion for teaching, delivering lectures and leading workshops across Australia and internationally. Learn illustrative techniques, build your confidence and create your own work, all in a relaxed and fun environment. Times 11am for children 4pm for adults.

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The Longest Art Table

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

One super-long canvas will EVOLVE In the mode of The Longest Morning Tea, Splinter Contemporary Artists present The Longest Art Table during the Converge on the Goulburn festival. With art materials supplied, adults and children can paint, draw, print or stencil their images to show their own journeys. These could be physical journeys to get here, or their journey in life. Over time one super-long canvas will evolve, telling the collective stories of those that participated.

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April 2020

Drawing Wall #38: Troy Firebrace

April 3 - May 27
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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The SAM Drawing Wall is an ongoing series of commissioned, temporary wall-base drawings enlivening the foyer space at the entrance to SAM. Troy Firebrace is a local Yorta Yorta artist and educator, and will be the 38th SAM Drawing Wall artist. Troy’s works draw from his culture, identity, the environment, life experience and inspiration found in street art. His continued experimentation with vibrant colours amplify intricate and detailed designs

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