Shepparton Art Museum reopens

SAM entrance

Last weekend Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) reopened to the public after an eight-month, $1.98 million redevelopment, with two large exhibition galleries on the ground floor; and six collection galleries, a state of the art workshop and ceramic studio (including a kiln) upstairs. SAM has one of Australia’s most important collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, as well as significant holdings of Australian art in other media. I have just been browsing through the 2012 exhibition program to help plan the itinerary for our winter break. (I am not sure why they changed their name from Gallery to Museum  – perhaps just so they could call themselves SAM.)



  1. I visited the new ‘Sam’ on the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the experience – fabulous examples of many big names in mid to late century ceramics – I think my favourite was a huge ice vase by Gail Nicholls. And of course the Sam Spinks sculpture exhibition was an unexpected and amazing bonus! Well worth a look and thank-you Judith – your blog entry prompted my visit.

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