Saturday, July 30, 2016
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New SAM residency program a creative step

David Lee March 23, 2016
ARTISTIC APPOINTMENT… Local Yorta Yorta woman, Belinda Briggs has been appointed in the new role of curatorial assistant – Indigenous Visual Arts at Shepparton Art Museum for the next 12 months. Photo: Emma Hillier.

ARTISTIC APPOINTMENT… Local Yorta Yorta woman, Belinda Briggs has been appointed in the new role of curatorial assistant – Indigenous Visual Arts at Shepparton Art Museum for the next 12 months. Photo: Emma Hillier.

A NEW 12 month Creative Victoria residency program at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), has seen local Yorta Yorta woman, Belinda Briggs appointed in the new role of curatorial assistant – Indigenous Visual Arts.

Having previously worked in partnership with the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and as the coordinator for the My Moola program; a pilot program which up-skills local indigenous people within the Goulburn Murray region with professional skills and financial literacy, Belinda says she is looking forward to the opportunity to further engage with the local community.

Belinda said, “I’m excited about the new role.

“On a personal level, this position will be a great learning experience and it will offer me the opportunity to experience different roles in the museum and be part of the exciting and diverse curatorial program at SAM in 2016.”

SAM director, Dr Rebecca Coates said, “This is an exciting new opportunity for SAM, developed in partnership with Creative Victoria. Belinda brings valuable knowledge and experience to the position, which will enable SAM to further support and work closely with our local Aboriginal communities in Greater Shepparton.

“I am delighted to welcome Belinda to the SAM team, and we look forward to working with her across many of the museum’s activities, including the important Indigenous Ceramics Art Award 2016.”