News Archives

2016 Articles

14 December, 2016 —  from January 28 to March 19 2017  
2 December, 2016 —  Friday 10 December to Sunday 15 January, 2017  
1 December, 2016 —  Leading up to Christmas receive 10% of at the SAM shop each Friday.  
28 November, 2016 —  SAM festive season opening hours.  
25 November, 2016 —  Drawing Wall #25: Elizabeth Gower will be on display until Sunday 12 February, 2017.  
4 November, 2016 —  Ironwood totem carvings have been donated to SAM collection through a major Cultural Bequest.  
26 October, 2016 —  Entries for SAM’s (Shepparton Art Museum) 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) will open online Thursday 27 October 2016, with a $50,000 prize awarded to one of five shortlisted Australian artists.  
25 October, 2016 —  Five architectural teams have been chosen to develop concept designs for the new SAM design competition in Shepparton.  
23 September, 2016 —  In 1976, Aussie rockers AC/DC toured twice to Shepparton. Now, 40 years later the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will salute this historic moment with a major survey show by the devout Buddhist rock ‘n’ roll inspired artist, Nell.  
31 August, 2016 —  September  
24 August, 2016 —  Darren Wardle is the 24th artist to feature on the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Drawing Wall this week (22 - 26 August 2016).  
22 August, 2016 —  Congratulations to Gallery Kaiela Artists, Jack Anselmi and Cynthia Hardie, Yorta Yorta (VIC), the 2016 ICAA recipients.  
5 August, 2016 —  Join SAM for a series of cultural events over August and September  
2 August, 2016 —  2016 ICAA to open on Saturday 6 August.  
25 July, 2016 —  This week will see the installation of new work in Shepparton Art Museum’s Showcase cabinet by popular ceramic artist, Bridget Bodenham.  
25 July, 2016 —  SAM is delighted to announce that the newly acquired Tent Hill Gully, by Albert Namatjira is now on show. This recent donation from Carrillo Gantner AO, SAM Foundation board member and Chairman of the Sidney Myer Fund Foundation is the first in a line of new acquisitions that will be on display throughout the duration of 80/80: Eighty Years of SAM, The Collection exhibition on the New Acquisitions wall.  
22 July, 2016 —  Greater Shepparton City Council is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced architects who are interested in developing concept designs for the proposed new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) on a site adjacent to Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton.  
18 July, 2016 —  SAM Local Spotlight 10 December 2016 to 15 January 2017  
15 July, 2016 —  Showcase #10 Vanessa Lucas Saturday 30 April to Sunday 24 July  
24 June, 2016 —  What’s news with the SAM project?  
14 June, 2016 —  Pledge $10 million towards the construction of a new SAM if the Coalition is retuned to government in next month’s federal election.  
31 May, 2016 —  Welcome John Head.  
20 May, 2016 —  And brings the scents of Shepparton to SAM  
16 May, 2016 —  Join SAM for a Tofu Banquet dinner - SOLD OUT  
13 May, 2016 —  Simone Slee is the next artist to feature on the SAM Drawing Wall.  
6 May, 2016 —  A new series is designed to give current students looking to undertake a career in the arts the opportunity to hear from local young arts professionals about their pathway in the arts.  
6 May, 2016 —  Exhibit at SAM in December 2016  
6 May, 2016 —  $1M DONATION TO NEW SAM PROJECT  
29 April, 2016 —  In June SAM welcomes one of China’s most acclaimed contemporary artists Chen Qiulin.  
27 April, 2016 —  2016 ICAA artists Shortlisted.  
15 April, 2016 —  Kenny Pittock will be at SAM talking about the ideas and meaning behind his captivating vending machine artwork "31 Dinner Options While Waiting for the Last Train Home", 2015.  
12 April, 2016 —  Upcoming event at SAM  
12 April, 2016 —  Local residents are invited to attend a public information session on the new SAM on Thursday 21 April at 8.30am to hear the latest updates on the project.  
8 April, 2016 —  Teaching and Learning in an Art Museum  
4 April, 2016 —  Work is continuing on the new SAM project with the governance model, a Federal Government funding application and a design competition all underway.  
31 March, 2016 —  with Tully Moore.  
24 March, 2016 —  29 March to 7 April 2016  
16 March, 2016 —  The Shepparton Art Museum is pleased to welcome Belinda Briggs as the new Curatorial Assistant – Indigenous Visual Arts.  
4 March, 2016 —  Showcase #9 features the work of Melbourne based artists Jessilla Rogers and Tessy M King opens Saturday 6 February.  
3 March, 2016 —  The Victorian Government is making a major investment in Shepparton’s cultural vibrancy, liveability and visitor economy through a funding commitment of $10 million towards the Shepparton Art Museum Redevelopment Project.  
25 February, 2016 —  Shepparton Art Museum first major exhibition for 2016 Cornucopia will open this coming Saturday 27 February with the official opening to take place from 6pm.  
4 February, 2016 —  80/80. Eighty Years of SAM. The Collection opens this Saturday 6 February.  
28 January, 2016 —  Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rebecca Coates in the role of Director SAM.  
21 January, 2016 —  Shepparton Art Museum is excited to announce its first major exhibition in 2016, Cornucopia.  
18 January, 2016 —  From Monday 4 January, 2016 Shepparton Art Museum will be accepting applications for the Australian Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) 2016.  

2015 Articles

6 November, 2015 —  SAM final Showcase for 2015 opens Saturday 7 November  
23 October, 2015 —  A SAM Project Board was established after the May 2015 Council meeting and is investigating the next stages to progress the development of the new Shepparton Art Museum.  
24 August, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce the winner of the biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award (SMFACA), the premier national award for artists working in ceramics. The $50,000 acquisition prize has been awarded to Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.  
13 August, 2015 —  Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rebecca Coates in the role of Acting Director SAM commencing Monday 17 August.  
29 July, 2015 —  Five exciting artists will present exhibitions as part of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) this August. This year’s exhibition supports the rich, vibrant and diverse use of the ceramic medium, and will include the work by five contemporary artists Adam John Cullen, Penny Byrne, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Ruth Hutchinson and Sanné Mestrom.  
15 July, 2015 —  Next Monday 20 through to Thursday 23 July will see the creation of Shepparton Art Museum’s 20th drawing wall by Melbourne-based artist Jordan Marani.  
10 July, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is partnering with La Trobe University’s School of Education to deliver an intensive arts in education program to 140 pre-service teachers next week on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July 2015.  
20 May, 2015 —  Greater Shepparton City Council voted tonight to accept the findings of the Feasibility Study and Business Case for a new Art Museum in Shepparton and endorsed the location at the southern end of Victoria Park Lake.  
28 April, 2015 —  With less than three weeks remaining to see the Australian exclusive Dream Machines exhibitions at SAM and the Shepparton Motor Museum, a special 2 for the price of 1 deal will be offered to Greater Shepparton residents to encourage local visitation before the show ends.  
21 April, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will present both new and major existing works by highly regarded Melbourne-based artist Greg Creek in its leading winter exhibition The Desktop Drawings from 30 May to 9 August.  
26 March, 2015 —  Over the Easter school holidays, a variety of drawing and applied design art workshops for all ages are taking place at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Inspired by the current major exhibition, Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, workshops aim to generate new ideas and approaches to art-making.  
27 January, 2015 —  Entries for Shepparton Art Museum’s 2015 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (ACA) will open online at www.sheppartonartmuseum.com.au this Friday 30 January 2015, with a $50,000 prize awarded to one of five shortlisted Australian artists.  
27 January, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is proud to launch its 2015 Annual Exhibition Program and February–June SAM Program Newspaper this week. Showcasing the sensational year ahead, the 2015 Annual Exhibition Program outlines the temporary exhibitions, Drawing Wall projects, collection displays and touring exhibitions showing at SAM in 2015. The February–June SAM Program Newspaper outlines the workshops, events and education initiatives happening at SAM during the first half of the year.  
20 January, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum's end-of-year school art exhibitions for 2014, Self/Expression and The Art Room, will open this Friday 23 January. The official launch and celebratory evening event is scheduled for Friday 30 January when students and teachers are back for the new school year.  
13 January, 2015 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce its major exhibition and Australian exclusive for March 2015, Dream Machines: Drawings of the Great American Automobile.  

2014 Articles

25 November, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum is proud to host a very special photography exhibition over the summer, titled The Rennie Ellis Show.  
28 October, 2014 —  Research into a possible new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) jointly funded by Greater Shepparton City Council and Regional Development Victoria, has reached another milestone with the completion of Phase Two of the project.  
22 September, 2014 —  Tourism consultants Simon McArthur & Associates commenced the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Feasibility Study recently and are asking interested people to contribute to the study.  
4 September, 2014 —  Consultancy services for a possible new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Feasibility Study have been procured with the study to be undertaken by Simon McArthur and Associates.  
3 September, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum’s new exhibition Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s Ceramic Angels was officially opened on Saturday 30 August by Arts Victoria Director, Andrew Abbott. Over 200 people viewed 38 angels created by Perceval, together for the first time.  
11 August, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to present Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s ceramic angels, opening to the public on Friday 29 August.  
7 August, 2014 —  On Thursday 7 August at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), the announcement was made that the Copulos Family, through the Peter and Maria Copulos Foundation, pledged to donate $3 million over the next 10 years in the local Shepparton community.  
3 July, 2014 —  Greater Shepparton City Council welcomes the announcement from the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan for funding of $125,000 from the Regional Growth Fund for a feasibility study on a new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).  
24 May, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce the winners of the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA), the premier national award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists working in ceramics. First prize recipients are the Bankstown Koori Elders Group for their work After The Rain, Bungle Bungle. The collective of artists who meet weekly at Sydney’s Condell Park, will share the $20,000 acquisitive prize.  
14 May, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum’s fourth Indigenous Ceramic art Award (ICAA) opens this Friday 16 May along with a solo exhibition by Melbourne-based artist, Bindi Cole.  
5 May, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is proud to present its 15th Drawing Wall commission by Indigenous Melbourne-based street artist, Reko Rennie, completed in the Eastbank Centre foyer on Friday 2 May.  
2 May, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is proud to present a solo exhibition by Bindi Cole. Bindi Cole: I Am will open on Friday 16 May until Sunday 10 August. The exhibition presents a number of works that investigate themes of love, forgiveness and redemption in Cole’s practice.  
14 April, 2014 —  SAM has announced the shortlisted artists who will present works in its 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) next month.  
8 April, 2014 —  Greater Shepparton City Council has announced the appointment of a Board of Directors and an interim Board Chair for the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Foundation.  
14 March, 2014 —  Shepparton Art Museum is delighted to present Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s ceramic angels from 29 August to 24 November 2014.  
19 February, 2014 —  Greater Shepparton City Council has approved the proposal to conduct a detailed feasibility study to look at options for a stand-alone Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) to progress into the future at the Council meeting last night.  
8 January, 2014 —  Shepparton resident Tanya Minotti is the winner of a free workshop from the Shepparton Art Museum “Summer Art Experience” series.  

2013 Articles

13 December, 2013 —  While a few members of the Greater Shepparton community have cast doubt over the future of the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), Greater Shepparton City Council is undertaking a significant amount of groundwork to secure a long-term vision for the facility.  
11 December, 2013 —  The Friends of SAM unveil new artwork by artist Nici Cumpston.  
28 November, 2013 —  On Tuesday 26 November 2013, the Melbourne Business School in partnership with Deakin University, Arts Victoria and the Public Galleries Association Victoria (PGAV) launched a report on the Best Practice Models of Economic and Social Impact in Public Art Museums, based on research of four institutions who they believe to be demonstrating best practise. One of the showcased institutions was Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).  
1 November, 2013 —  Applications for the 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (ICAA) at Shepparton Art Museum (Victoria) are now open. With a combined prize pool of $33 000, the ICAA is the premier national award for Indigenous artists working in ceramics.  
22 October, 2013 —  Mr Gavin Cator, CEO of Greater Shepparton City Council, is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to join the inaugural Shepparton Art Museum Foundation Board (SAM Foundation).  
22 April, 2013 —  The region’s rich cultural heritage was recognised as seven awards were bestowed during the inaugural Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards on the weekend.  
19 February, 2013 —  Nominations for Greater Shepparton City Council’s inaugural Cultural Heritage awards close at 5pm next Wednesday 20 February.  

2012 Articles

18 December, 2012 —  As part of the LEAD (Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity) Program, Greater Shepparton City Council would like to invite you to be a part of an art project which aims to address the issues of race based discrimination and cultural diversity in the local area.  
8 August, 2012 —  On Thursday 2 August, at the ‘Museums Australia (Victoria)’ annual Award presentation, Shepparton Art Museum was awarded the prestigious Archival Survival Award for Small Museums in recognition of SAM’s redevelopment and rebranding, as well as its excellent exhibition and public programming.  
26 July, 2012 —  Aboriginal Secondary students from across the region will participate in a Careers and Education Expo at the Shepparton Show Grounds on Friday 27 July.  
14 June, 2012 —  Improved customer service, efficiency, leadership, systems and strategic focus are at the heart of new staff structures announced today for Greater Shepparton City Council to help support a growing community.  
15 May, 2012 —  A major exhibition by one of Australia’s leading sculptors, Sam Jinks has broken attendance records at the Shepparton Arts Museum. Around 3000 people have viewed the exhibition since its launch at the beginning of the month, some travelling from Bendigo, Melbourne, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula.  

2011 Articles

15 November, 2011 —  Greater Shepparton City Council announced Gavin Cator as the new Chief Executive Officer at this afternoon’s Council meeting (15 November).  
29 August, 2011 —  Twenty scholarships for local community groups wishing to attend an international community development conference are on offer from Greater Shepparton City Council.  
27 July, 2011 —  Providing a new direction in the delivery of arts education in the Hume region, Shepparton Art Gallery has partnered with Numurkah Primary School to deliver an exciting 20 week ceramic art project at the school during semester two.  
22 June, 2011 —  Greater Shepparton City Council has approved a recommendation to rebrand and rename Shepparton Art Gallery to Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).  
20 June, 2011 —  Over the next year, LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting will be installed throughout the whole of Shepparton Art Gallery, as part of a $1.98 million dollar upgrade of the facility.  
16 June, 2011 —  An outstanding opportunity presents itself for an Indigenous Identified position at this leading Regional Art Gallery on the cusp of exciting change (funded through Arts Victoria Indigenous Arts Residencies).  
14 June, 2011 —  The toilet facilities and foyer at WestSide Performing Arts Centre have recently been upgraded.  
28 April, 2011 —  The fifth annual Unity Cup will be contested this Saturday, April 30, between Murray League’s Rumbalara and Congupna football and netball clubs.  
12 April, 2011 —  A new campaign to combat racism has the potential to turn local people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds into stars.  
30 March, 2011 —  Applications are now open for the first round of funding through Greater Shepparton City Council's Community Matching Grants Scheme.  
23 February, 2011 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will re-open to the public from Monday 7 March until Sunday 1 May while unanticipated delays to a $1.5 million refurbishment are worked through.  

2010 Articles

17 November, 2010 —  The popular Sam Jinks Woman and child sculpture has a new home in the Shepparton Art Gallery Collection after Greater Shepparton City Council agreed to contribute the remaining funds for the purchase.  
5 November, 2010 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will be closed from February to September 2011 to undertake a significant upgrade.  
30 July, 2010 —  Shepparton Art Gallery’s new commission of The Drawing Wall, by Anna Kristensen is currently being installed.  
16 April, 2010 —  A new exhibition, aimed at bringing the best works from the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) will be officially opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery today, Friday 16 April.  
23 March, 2010 —  A series of exhibitions curated by Melbourne’s internationally renowned Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) will be exhibited concurrently at three regional Victorian galleries from April.  
4 March, 2010 —  The Gallery has initiated and facilitated a number of Cultural Development projects under the umbrella of education. This presentation is an opportunity to hear about the process and outcomes of our work with various groups within the Shepparton community. In addition, the gallery's new Registrar, artist Tina Lee will speak about, The Six Daughters of the West Wind -The Merrigong Environmental Public Art Project which she completed for the Illawarra Escarpment, Wollongong NSW. This project involved a collaboration between an indigenous and non-indigenous team of artists.  
16 February, 2010 —  Art Education Victoria in collaboration with Shepparton Art Gallery  
16 February, 2010 —  Come along and enjoy a special double feature film screening of Richard J. Frankland's recent comedy Stone Bros never before screen in Shepparton, and acclaimed artist Tracey Moffatt's extraordinary ghost stories in Bedevil. Tickets include a light supper at interval and a night time viewing of Tracey Moffatt Narratives. Tuesday 16th February, 6.00pm to 9.30pm. Eastbank Centre Bookings through Riverlinks; ph: 5832 9511,$20 incl. light supper at interval.  

2009 Articles

6 November, 2009 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery is holding a community seminar on Thursday 12 November to share the results of an arts and culture report.  
12 October, 2009 —  On Thursday 12th November at 10.00am at the Shepparton Art Gallery, Kirsten Paisley will present the outcomes of the Arts & Culture Report. Download your copy of the report here. Following this Angie Russi will present on community arts development.  
21 July, 2009 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery is proud to recently accept a number of artworks into the collection.  

2008 Articles

2 October, 2008 —  Greater Shepparton City Council has started work on its first comprehensive arts and cultural strategy which is designed to improve arts and culture outcomes for the municipality.  
15 May, 2008 —  Rain, Hail or Shine will open at the Eastbank Foyer as part of Education Week celebrations on Monday 19 May at 11.00am.  
12 March, 2008 —  The winners of the 2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award were announced on Friday 7 March.  
6 February, 2008 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery has received two new artworks that will be on display as part of the Indigenous Ceramic Art Award exhibition.  

2007 Articles

18 December, 2007 —  Janet Fieldhouse has won the inaugural Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, announced on Friday 14 December 2007 at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
24 October, 2007 —  The Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery are holding an open day on Sunday 28 October at the “Clearview” Homestead in Undera.  
24 October, 2007 —  On Sunday 28 October, Shepparton Art Gallery will unite with 36 other public galleries across the state to offer Victorians free fun, adventure and inspiration during the second annual Get into Art! open day.  
19 October, 2007 —  The Greater Shepparton City Council is holding a singing competition for people aged between eight and 18.  
30 August, 2007 —  Sewing all the Way to Here is the outcome of the Afghani Embroidery Project organised by the Shepparton Art Gallery, and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.  
18 April, 2007 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Friday 20 April is Julie Bartholomew’s Transitional Bodies.  
5 January, 2007 —  On display at the Shepparton Art Gallery is a stunning exhibition which has been curated by Greg Hill called, “FE Cox – An Enigmatic Potter (1871-1955).”  

2006 Articles

9 November, 2006 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on 24 November is Recycled Expressions 3, a group exhibition by artists from the GV Centre’s Disability Services.  
9 November, 2006 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Wednesday 15 November is Coathangers, an exhibition presented by the Contemporary Sculptors Association Inc. and the Goulburn Valley West Country Women’s Association.  
17 October, 2006 —  An exhibition inspired by field trips to the Goulburn Broken Catchment area around Shepparton and Mooroopna, Shepp. The Earth. An Address About Water, will open at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Friday 20 October.  
14 September, 2006 —  Ikona: Photographs by Georgia Metaxas, a Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition, will open at the Shepparton Art Gallery on 27 September.  
14 September, 2006 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery is proud to present an important retrospective of one of Australia’s legendary photographers.  
28 August, 2006 —  Three special artworks were unveiled at a gala dinner on Friday 25 August, in honour of the Shepparton Art Gallery’s 70th anniversary.  
17 July, 2006 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Friday 21 July at 6.00pm is the exhibition ‘Godwin Bradbeer: The Metaphysical Body’.  
13 July, 2006 —  Journalist John Lewis will be opening a new exhibition on Friday 21 July at 6.00pm at the Shepparton Art Gallery titled, “Markers Along the Way: An exhibition of prints by William Kelly”.  
9 May, 2006 —  The exhibition ‘Five Central Victorian Printmakers’ has opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
8 March, 2006 —  Director of the Shepparton Art Gallery Leanne Willis is delighted to announce that Larry’s big brother, ‘Louis’, will be unveiled as part of the SheppARTon Festival on Saturday 11 March.  
8 March, 2006 —  With the SheppARTon Festival now in full swing, Chairperson Adam Furphy reminds everyone that there are some great events that are free!  
2 March, 2006 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery, in conjunction with the SheppARTon Festival, is proud to present, And everyone was an optimist, an exhibition of artworks by Kate Durham.  
1 March, 2006 —  The Greater Shepparton City Council is welcoming the beginning of the 2006 SheppARTon Festival, ‘Harmony’, and its program of events over the coming weeks.  
28 February, 2006 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will be a hive of activity during the SheppARTon Festival, with several exhibitions and art classes set to take place.  
28 February, 2006 —  With the SheppARTon Festival set to kick off on Thursday 2 March, Chairperson Adam Furphy reminds everyone that there are some great events that are free!  
27 February, 2006 —  Thirty nine ceramic pieces from 11 different countries are being showcased at the Shepparton Art Gallery from Friday 24 February as part of the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award in association with La Trobe University.  
22 February, 2006 —  Thirty nine ceramic pieces from 11 different countries will be showcased at the Shepparton Art Gallery from Friday 24 February as part of the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award in association with La Trobe University.  
6 February, 2006 —  Celebrity chef Stefano de Pieri will be the guest chef for a special two course meal to be presented prior to the Shepparton concert by international guitarist, Massimo Scattolin on Sunday 12 February.  
30 January, 2006 —  The Let’s Talk Art lecture series will return to the Shepparton Art Gallery on Thursday 16 February with photographer Donna Bailey as guest speaker.  
27 January, 2006 —  Kids, get your art smocks ready!  
25 January, 2006 —  Well now’s your chance!  
25 January, 2006 —  An exhibition of paintings by local artist Tank has opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
25 January, 2006 —  The 2003 Leica/CCP Documentary Photography Award, Australia's most prestigious survey of contemporary documentary photography, has opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
23 January, 2006 —  The Murray River International Music Festival will be held in many towns and communities along the Murray and its tributaries during January and February 2006.  

2005 Articles

21 October, 2005 —  Andrew Furphy will speak on his book Furphy: The Water Cart and the Word at the third lecture in the ‘Let’s Talk Art’ lecture series.  
16 September, 2005 —  “Our families are our support network. Our families are the centre of our world. Without the support of our families we would never have survived the past and could not survive the present”.  
16 September, 2005 —  A new exhibition titled Transitions: 3500 – 4106 is opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on 22 September.  
17 August, 2005 —  Shepparton Art Gallery is delighted to offer the second lecture in the ‘Let’s Talk Art’ series on Wednesday 31st August.  
16 August, 2005 —  A Painted Woman: Works from the Howard Hinton Collection, a New England Regional Art Museum traveling exhibition, will soon be on display at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
10 August, 2005 —  The Greater Shepparton community is fighting back after a cowardly act of vandalism destroyed “Larry”. The sculpture, by Pamela Irving, took pride of place outside the Shepparton Art Gallery before being destroyed by fire in May this year.  
4 August, 2005 —  Greater Shepparton City Council and Orchestra Victoria will present two free concerts in Shepparton.  
1 August, 2005 —  A special forum to encourage discussion and debate on the issues raised in the play If I Should Die Before I Wake will follow the matinee performance on Wednesday 3rd August at the Eastbank Centre.  
22 July, 2005 —  Shepparton Art Gallery is delighted to host the launch of a new book by Australian ceramic artist Victor Greenaway.  
13 July, 2005 —  Three Colours, a new Heide Museum of Modern Art traveling exhibition, opened recently at the Shepparton Art Gallery and will be showing until 14 August 2005.  
21 June, 2005 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery is holding a colouring competition for children in the region as part of its campaign to ‘Bring Back Larry’.  
20 June, 2005 —  Meet Richard Derrington. Richard is twenty-eight and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and he's not coping terribly well…  
16 June, 2005 —  A highlight of this school holidays will be two performances of the delightful ‘Puff the Magic Dragon’ at the Eastbank Centre on Wednesday 29th June at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm.  
10 June, 2005 —  After a cowardly act of vandalism on the Shepparton Art Gallery’s canine sculpture “Larry” by artist Pamela Irving, the Greater Shepparton community is fighting back. A campaign has been launched to rebuild the sculpture which was, in the words of Pamela Irving, “a happy and welcoming character to the gallery’s entrance”.  
10 June, 2005 —  Greater Shepparton audiences are invited to witness a not-to-be-missed performance from one of the most outstanding musicians in the world today, pianist Roger Woodward.  
10 June, 2005 —  Looking for a night of stand-up, in-your-face, knock-you-down comedy? Look no further, the circus that is the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town!  
27 May, 2005 —  Brilliant, riotous and ridiculous, ‘The Shneedles’ will bring new meaning to non-verbal communication when they perform at WestSide Performing Arts Centre on Friday 3rd June.  
27 May, 2005 —  Riverlinks will treat audiences to a night out at the pub with a visit from a pair of beer-swilling, karaoke singing barmaids to the WestSide Performing Arts Centre next week.  
16 May, 2005 —  An exciting new exhibition of local primary school children’s artwork will officially open at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Wednesday 18th May.  
9 May, 2005 —  Local refugees living on Temporary Protection Visas will share their experiences, struggles and hopes at the launch of a new photography exhibition at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Thursday 12th May.  
5 April, 2005 —  Jump down the rabbit hole and head to Riverlinks for school holiday fun!  
4 April, 2005 —  Take a trip back through Australian showbiz history with Reg Gorman in his new show, ‘Hanging on to Vaudeville’ at the Eastbank Centre on Tuesday 12th April.  
29 March, 2005 —  WestSide Performing Arts Centre will see the return of the titter, the chuckle, the belly laugh and the roar with David Williamson’s new play, ‘Flatfoot’.  
24 February, 2005 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will be a hive of activity this March with a new exhibition opening, art classes commencing, and a coffee morning being held.  
23 February, 2005 —  The Greater Shepparton City Council is welcoming the beginning of the 2005 SheppARTon Festival, ‘The Journey’, and its program of events over the coming weeks.  
21 February, 2005 —  Ever thought your granny was off the planet… literally?  
4 February, 2005 —  The Greater Shepparton City Council has awarded a contract to Hayes Catering to provide catering services for the Eastbank Centre and WestSide Performing Arts Centre events.  
2 February, 2005 —  Riverlinks will present its first show in the popular ‘Afternoon Delights’ series for 2005 when Issi Dye visits the Eastbank Centre on Monday 7th February.  
1 February, 2005 —  Riverlinks will officially launch its 2005 season with a special event at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 8th February at the Eastbank Centre.  
25 January, 2005 —  The best contemporary Aboriginal art from across Australia has come to the Shepparton Art Gallery in a new exhibition titled “Places that name us – RAKA Award: Contemporary Indigenous Visual Arts #3”.  
13 January, 2005 —  Greater Shepparton and its Steinway grand piano are set to become one of the main attractions of an international music, food and wine festival later this month.  
5 January, 2005 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery has received a funding boost with a Museums Australia (Victoria) Building Better Regional Museums grant of $3,623.00.  
5 January, 2005 —  Please note that the Riverlinks’ Family Fun Days which were to be held on Wednesday 12th January and Thursday 13th January have had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Riverlinks and the Eastbank Centre apologise for any incovenience.  

2004 Articles

11 November, 2004 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will showcase a new exhibition from Seymour artist, Elizabeth Mellor, titled ‘Life in the Land of Light’, from this weekend.  
1 November, 2004 —  Well-known artist Pam Wragg will be in Shepparton this Wednesday to discuss her stunning new exhibition featuring eleven bronze sculptures, currently on display at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
27 October, 2004 —  An innocent card game becomes a metaphor for life for the two central characters of ‘The Gin Game’, coming to WestSide this Friday and Saturday.  
25 October, 2004 —  Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Then ‘The Dog Logs’ is the show for you.  
20 October, 2004 —  Riverlinks is pleased to welcome the Flinders Quartet back to Eastbank for an encore afternoon concert this Sunday.  
13 October, 2004 —  A sombre and moving exhibition, ‘Ash’, by well known contemporary artist Jill Orr, has opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery.  
13 October, 2004 —  VCE students from Shepparton’s Wanganui Park Secondary College will display examples of their work at an exhibition that officially opens at the Shepparton Art Gallery this Friday.  
29 September, 2004 —  The Melbourne Youth Orchestra will kick off a month of exciting music performances at the Eastbank Centre on Saturday 2nd October.  
15 September, 2004 —  Greater Shepparton children can experience the special excitement of professional opera designed and sung just for them, with performances of OzOpera’s ‘Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing’ at Eastbank this coming Monday.  
15 September, 2004 —  Veterans of the Australian stage and screen, Barry Otto and Jacki Weaver, will come to WestSide Performing Arts Centre this month to perform the Reg Cribb play, ‘Last Cab to Darwin’.  
2 September, 2004 —  Two new exhibitions will officially open at the Shepparton Art Gallery in the coming week.  
31 August, 2004 —  A stunning new ceramics exhibition will officially open in the Shepparton Art Gallery on Saturday 11th September, featuring pieces by a remarkable artist, Pamela Irving.  
25 August, 2004 —  Australia’s musical theatre ‘stars of the future’ will warm up for their time in the limelight when they present two shows of musical entertainment at Eastbank next week.  
18 August, 2004 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery has attracted a record number of visitors, with more than 7,000 through its doors in June alone.  
12 August, 2004 —  Give Dad the night off on Thursday 19th August for the smash hit comedy `It's a Dad Thing' at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton.  
21 July, 2004 —  The Sydney International Piano Competition (SIPC) People's Choice Award winner will perform a concert on the new Steinway grand piano at the Eastbank Centre on Wednesday 28th July.  
14 July, 2004 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery is offering the second in a series of Art Lectures on Thursday 22nd July from 6.30 - 7.30 pm.  
7 July, 2004 —  The Bell Shakespeare Company's enchanting production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the Greater Shepparton community next week.  
24 June, 2004 —  Riverlinks has school holiday fun in store with performances of Australian children's play, `Sprung!' on Wednesday 7th July.  
21 June, 2004 —  A new photography exhibition will open at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Wednesday 23rd June, featuring the work of local photographer, John Teague.  
16 June, 2004 —  Greater Shepparton families can enjoy a taste of Australian bush magic with the new musical production of Possum Magic this school holidays.  
11 June, 2004 —  The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will wow audiences in Greater Shepparton with a concert on Wednesday 16th June at the Eastbank Centre.  
10 June, 2004 —  Riverlinks will present an afternoon of quality entertainment this Tuesday 15th June, as part of its successful `Afternoon Delights' program.  
25 May, 2004 —  The Shepparton Art Gallery will welcome the beloved Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) children’s show Play School, with a new exhibition, ‘Hickory Dickory Dock – the Changing Face of Play School’ opening soon.  
19 May, 2004 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Thursday 20th May is a new ceramic exhibition, “Meditation on a Korean Odyssey”.  
19 May, 2004 —  Local personalities have put paint to palette to support the Friends of the Gallery at an auction dinner, ‘Palettes of Colour’ on Saturday 29th May.  
19 May, 2004 —  A fractured fairytale from the heart of surburbia, Matt Cameron’s new play ‘Ruby Moon’ comes to the WestSide Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 26th May.  
7 April, 2004 —  Get ready for some school holiday fun with the next big thing to hit the Eastbank Centre, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a modern day version of one of the most loved children's stories of all time.  
29 January, 2004 —  The Mayor of Greater Shepparton, Cr Anne McCamish, will officially launch the Riverlinks program for 2004 on Friday 6th February at 7.00 pm at Eastbank.  

2003 Articles

24 December, 2003 —  Excellent examples of Australian and New Zealand contemporary jewellery are featuring in an exhibition at the Shepparton Art Gallery from 15th January to 22nd February 2004.  
17 December, 2003 —  Opening at the Shepparton Art Gallery on Thursday 8 January 2004 is an exciting new exhibition on the work of a little known Australian artist Colin Colahan. Shown with rave reviews and enormous crowds at Xavier College, Melbourne recently, the exhibition is the first fully inclusive retrospective exhibition of this acclaimed Australian artist, comprising drawings, paintings and sculpture across seven decades of his life in Melbourne, France, England and Italy.  
17 December, 2003 —  Currently on display at the Shepparton Art Gallery is an exhibition of the work of local art teachers called "Show Not Tell". A Shepparton Art Gallery exhibition curated by Education Officer Marilyn Gourley, the display includes a wide range of different art forms.