SAM is calling out to local artists


As an artist, trying to get reputable gallery space to display your work can be an ordeal. Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) are going local and are now seeking applicants from talented local artists to exhibit their work in a solo exhibition.

Proposals are sought from artist living in, or originally from north central and north east Victoria and maintaining strong connection within these locations.

SAM Curator, Lara Merrington says, “SAM Local Spotlight is an exciting, profile-raising opportunity for a regional artist. The aim of the exhibition is to encourage, inspire and promote local and regional cultural activities in our community, and provides a great opportunity to gain professional experience working in an art museum context.”

Previous SAM Local Spotlight artist Maree Santilla encourages any artist considering applying to give it a go. “The opportunity and support provided by SAM Local Spotlight has helped me gain the confidence to apply for further opportunities to exhibit and develop my arts practice. SAM’s curatorial input presented new possibilities in how I might edit my work for a space and distil a focus conceptually. Subsequently, I am able to take that learning experience and integrate it into future exhibitions,” says Ms Santilla.

For further information on how to apply to become the SAM Local Spotlight artist in March 2020, visit SAM’s website