SAM stages a soft opening

We have all watched in anticipation, the new SAM building evolve as a work of art itself.
With the construction complete and all the green lights saying go, the building is ready for visitors with the principal tenants setting up shop.

SAM, Kaiela Arts and the Visitor Centre commenced transitioning to the new site as of 1 March. This is no mean feat, with SAM alone needing to relocate its collection comprising 4,000+ unique artworks to the new purpose-built facility over the coming months.

Kaiela Arts and the Visitor Centre on the ground floor will be fully operational from 31 March. The SAM Shop will also open on 31 March, allowing visitors to fully experience the new SAM building. Each of the three spaces is co-located, allowing visitors to move between the SAM Shop, Kaiela Arts and the Visitor Centre.

With the art museum located over four floors, levels two to four will remain closed until closer to the Grand Opening Weekend in October to enable SAM to complete the collection relocation and installation of exhibitions and new artworks throughout the entire building. The café and roof top bar and events space will also be opened in October in line with the Grand Opening Celebrations.

The official SAM Opening Celebrations will be in October, Planned to be an explosion of energy and creativity, will be unique and memorable, and nothing like Greater Shepparton has ever seen!