Get Involved

SAM offers a number of ways to get involved.


SAM is looking for a Business Development Manager
Applications due Tuesday 18 April, 2017.

An exciting position exists for a Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Business Development Manager. This is a new position for the new Shepparton Art Museum Project and the ongoing structure of new SAM. Read more.

Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc.

The Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc. develop and foster an active cultural community in Greater Shepparton and support the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) by raising funds for the acquisition of new artworks. The Friends of SAM are also officially represented on the Shepparton Art Museum Advisory Committee.

As a friend of SAM, you are entitled to a range of benefits, including:
• Invitations to a range of exhibition openings and Director/Curator previews
• Special entry and prices to the Shepparton Art Museum and Friends of SAM activities, workshops, excursions and events (including Coffee Mornings with special guests)
• Reciprocal benefits at other art galleries and museums
• 10% discount from the SAM Shop and Eastbank Café
• An invitation to participate in the annual Friends exhibition at SAM
• A variety of other discounts at local businesses

In addition, you will also receive the Friends of SAM newsletter throughout the year. The newsletter features articles, updates on new acquisitions as well as exclusive Art Museum news and details of upcoming events.

Student $20
Concession *Pensioner* $20
Single Adult $30
Full Family $50
Corporate Group $200
10 Year Concession $180
10 Year Single $270
10 Year Family $450 

To become a member of the Friends of Shepparton Art Museum or to RSVP to an event listed, please contact SAM on (03) 58329 861.

Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc.,
P.O. Box 144,
Shepparton, VIC 3632

Friends of SAM Committee 2016 -17 

President Ann Fagan
Vice President Helen Hinks
Secretary Megan Walker
Treasurer Michelle Collins
Committee Barbara Gray
Joan Greenwood
Jill Hayes
Dawn Hill
Meryl Hill
John McMaster
Kerry Miller
Jill Riordan

SAM Local: Best of Friends

Each year the talents of the Friends of SAM are celebrated with a special group exhibition. Bringing together Friends who explore a range of thematic approaches, the exhibition features a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles and photography.

Best of Friends showcases the strength, diversity and commitment of local artists in the Goulburn Valley region. To be part of the show, download an application form below. You will need to become a Friend of SAM if you aren't already.

Exhibition Dates:
Saturday 10 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017


Get involved in your regional art museum! Like many regional and metropolitan galleries and museums, Shepparton Art Museum would like to encourage members of our local community to become volunteer tour guides. If you have a strong or keen interest in the arts or arts education and would like to contribute some of your free time we would love to hear from you.

The museum offers volunteer induction and training sessions throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to learn about the SAM's unique collection of Australian ceramics, paintings and works on paper. Participants in this course are given resources and training to enable them to guide groups though traveling exhibitions, the permanent collection and upcoming exhibitions with confidence. It is anticipated that volunteers would be required to conduct at least one tour on a monthly basis depending on public demand.

Contact Catherine Read to register your interest in becoming a volunteer guide, (03) 5832 9520.



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Community Art Exhibitions

Riverlinks in conjunction with Shepparton Art Museum offer local artists and community groups an opportunity to showcase their work in the Eastbank Centre's foyer.

Find out more here.