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March 2020

Close to the Bone

March 13 - March 27
FREE

A travelling evolution extravaganza. Book your school's incursion now! Nam is a zoologist, so evolution means Darwin. With boxes crammed with skulls and dead animal parts, Nam will host a travelling evolution extravaganza! As betrayed by the title and the photograph, this activity addresses the theme EVOLVE in two ways. First and foremost, the Darwinian view of evolution of species is tackled in a practical way: through interpretation of skeletons, especially skulls. Second, the concept of personal development and one’s role…

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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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Affinity Quartet Workshops

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Trobe University, 210 Fryers Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

Join musicians from the country’s leading orchestras Melbourne based Affinity Quartet explores diverse histories in the string quartet to bring classical music to wider audiences. Comprising musicians from the country’s leading orchestras and ensembles, this group has been described as the ‘next generation of Australian classical superstars’ (Play On Music). Come along to this 2 hour workshop to learn from the best of the best. This event is supported by the Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation

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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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FREE

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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Storytime in the Park

March 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverbank Gardens, Stevenson St
Murchison, VIC
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FREE

Cancelled 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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#FACEofShepp: Where Fashion & Culture Collide

March 21
Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
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FREE

#FACEofShepp (Fashion and Cultural Event) 10 AM to 2 PM This is an opportunity for young people of a multi-cultural background to realise their creativity in the field of fashion and design. Got an idea to design something to wear? Come along and participate in this exciting project starting with a workshop facilitated by local fashion designer Stacey Popovski. Participants will be mentored over 12 months to develop their vision and build new skills in the world of fashion, design…

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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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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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FREE

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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Interactive Artist in Residence: Ryan Meeking

March 23 - March 27
Chapel on Maude, 150 Maude s
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

Cancelled Daily times: 10 am to 5 pm with a performance at noon Locally raised and internationally successful musician Ryan Meeking will explore the festival theme EVOLVE through music by writing, creating, performing, and upskilling during week two of the festival! The charming Chapel on Maude will host Ryan for the week when he will create and hone a new musical creation. Ryan will invite the public to observe part of the writing, recording, and development process. Each day at…

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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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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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My Boomerang Won’t Come Back

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Victoria Park Lake, Wyndham Street
Shepparton, Victoria 3630 Australia
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FREE

Learn about, paint and mark your own boomerang Do all boomerangs come back? During the Converge on the Goulburn festival, come and find out about the different designs and purposes for a boomerang. Learn about how each man’s boomerang was marked, and then paint and mark your own decorative boomerang with your own symbolic story. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by adult. No registrations are required. Presented by Kaiela Arts and RiverConnect

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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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FREE

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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