SAM Local Spotlight: Kate Hill

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 Kate Hill

Kate Hill’s practice utilises site-specific materials of earth, clay and water, and processes such as sourcing, refining and sculpting to engage in temporal modalities of place - reflecting on both macro landscapes and systems - and the intimate space of walking. Through the excavation and processing of these materials she examines the stories that are held in this site, and the broader environmental and political questions associated with larger scale industries using similar processes.

Feature image: Kate Hill, from Tributary, 2014, recycled clay, Yarra River water, dimensions variable. Courtesy and © the artist.

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.