SAM Local Spotlight: Luke Pither

29 Mar 2018 - 13 May 2018

From 29 March to 13 May 2018, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will go local, spotlighting artistic practice from the region. SAM Local Spotlight is an opportunity for an artist to exhibit a body of work at SAM. 

Exhibition opening celebration: Wednesday 28 March, 5.30 -7.30pm

SAM Local Spotlight is an exciting, profile-raising exhibition for a regional artist. The aim of the show is to encourage, stimulate and promote local and regional cultural activities as part of SAM’s annual program. This is also great opportunity to gain professional experience working in an art museum context - working with SAM's team across curatorial, marketing and communications, registration, education and public programs, and much more.

We are proud to announce Kate Hill and Luke Pither as the 2018 SAM Local artists. They will each produce a body of work for the SAM Local exhibition.

About Luke Pither

Born 1975, Melbourne, Luke Pither lives and works in Central Victoria. The artist trained in painting and printmaking at RMIT, Melbourne in 1994 before deferring to concentrate on a self-directed practice that combines the study of movement, colour physics and gardening in projects traversing multiple visual platforms. Between 1994 and 2010 he worked extensively in set design, dramaturgy and choreographic projects in Europe and Australia as a visual artist, dancer and maker. Since 2002 he has designed permaculture and organic gardens in Australia as well as working collaboratively with numerous artists, designers and practitioners. 

Image: Luke Pither, Untitled, 2010, oil on linen, 300x180cm. Courtesy and © the artist. Photo: Luke Pither.

Proposals for SAM Local Spotlight were accepted from artists living in or originally from the north central Victorian region including the Goulburn, Campaspe, Benalla and Wangaratta, or who maintain strong connections with these locations. Applications have now closed.