Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)


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The New Sam. Photo Kane Jarrod Photography

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) has an active exhibitions program that includes curated, local community and touring exhibitions, inspiring an engaging public program and educational activities.

SAM has one of Australia's most important collections of historical and contemporary ceramics, being the home of the biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award and Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, along with significant holdings of Australian art in all media.

Permanent Collection

SAM’s collection represents the cultural aspirations of one of Australia’s important regional cities. It includes important Australia works from colonial times to the present, and nationally significant holdings of ceramics and contemporary art.

Today SAM focuses on collecting Australian art in all media (including ceramics), with a focus on contemporary and Indigenous Australian art. Recent acquisition highlights include work by Tony Albert, Greg Creek, Brent Harris, Pat Brassington, Richard Lewer, Sam Jinks, Dale Frank and Fiona Foley.

Online collection

Aspects of SAM’s collection and exhibition highlights are available on the SAM website

getting to the gallery

Located 180km north east of Melbourne. Estimated travel time is approximately 2hrs by car or train.

By Car
Free parking is available on Marungi Street (at the rear of the SAM building). 

By Train
V/Line provides regular services from Melbourne to Shepparton. Visit the V/Line website for the current timetable.  


There is full disabled access to the Shepparton Art Museum including lift access and disabled toilets.

gallery shop

Gift Shop
The SAM shop is a fantastic place to purchase artist-made ceramics and gifts. The shop stocks work by a number of local and interstate artists including Bern Emmerichs, Kaye Poulton, Mary-Lou Pittard, Sandra Bowkett, Angie Russi and Emily Green. It features the best of Australian art, craft and design while supporting some of the region’s best artistic talent.

The shop also stocks a range of publications, including SAM exhibition catalogues, books on Australian ceramics and other arts, and a range of art magazines.

Free gift-wrapping is provided and gift vouchers are available.

Image: The New SAM building. © Kane Jarrod Photography

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)
530 Wyndham Street
Shepparton VIC 3630

T: +61 (0)3 5832 9861
E: info@sheppatonartmuseum.com.au

W: sheppartonartmuseum.com.au

Opening Hours
The SAM Shop, Kaiela Arts and the Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre are now open to the public, with the official Grand Opening of SAM to take place on 20 November 2021. 

Book tickets here: https://sheppartonartmuseum.com.au/your-visit/tickets/

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Barmah Forest, 1994 synthetic polymer paint on linen 1770 x 2440 mm Courtesy The Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy_ Lin Onus Estate_Copyright Agency
Lin Onus: The Land Within 
20 Nov 2021 - 13 Mar 2022
Prue stent, Honey Long and Amrita Hepi This may not protect You, 2017 Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne_ Amrita Hepi
Amrita Hepi: A Call to Echo
20 Nov 2021 - 1 May 2022
Marea Gazzard
Torso, 1970
38.7 x 41.5 x 24.9 cm
Shepparton Art Museum Collection, purchased, 1972.
© the artist’s estate
Brown Pots
20 Nov 2021 - 17 Jul 2022
Maree Clarke
Yorta Yorta / Wamba Wamba / Mutti Mutti / Boonwurrung
Connection to Country – I Remember When...: Stories from elders about their connection to Country, culture, and place III, 2021
lenticular light box
200 x 100 cm
Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
© Maree Clarke
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Note: (L-R) Lyn Thorpe, Doris Atkinson
Maree Clarke: Connection to Country – I Remember When…
20 Nov 2021 - 13 Mar 2022

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.