New SAM opening group shot


The new Shepparton Art Museums opens


The new Shepparton Art Museums opens

Saturday November 20th, 2021

The PGAV congratulates everyone at Shepparton Art Museum on the official opening of the new building on 20 November 2021 - with the exhibition Lin Onus: the land within, and, at the entrance, new commissions by Maree Clarke - celebrating Aboriginal culture and ongoing connection to Country - and Tony Albert.

WATCH Welcome Back
In this recorded video, Rebecca Coates welcomes the public to the new Shepparton Art Museum. Watch here

WATCH Livestream: Lin Onus: The Land Within exhibition opening and artistic program launch
Enjoy the livestream of SAM's exhibition opening and artistic program launch emceed by Rebecca Coates, Artistic Director and CEO, SAM. With Gum leaf performance by Uncle Herb Patten, Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin Walker, and smoking ceremony performance by the Wulumbarra dancers led by Neil Morris. Opening remarks by Danny Pearson MP, Minister for Creative Industries followed by speeches from SAM Board Members Stephen Merrylees and Kimberley Moulton, and Tiriki Onus and family. Watch here


Cover image: Shepparton Art Museum, 2021 Photo © Cam Matheson
Above: Belinda Briggs, SAM Curator, Indigenous; Kimberley Moulton, Deputy Chair, SAM Board; Tiriki Onus; Danny Pearson, Minister for Creative Industries; Carrillo and Ziyin Gantner; Rebecca Coates, SAM Artistic Director & CEO; guest; Steve Bracks; ans Stephen Merrylees, Chair, SAM Board.

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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.