Tag: Shepparton Art Museum

News | Denton Corker Marshall wins new SAM architecture competition

Yesterday the Greater Shepparton City Council announced that Denton Corker Marshall has won the architetural competition to build the new Shepparton Art Museum. From SAM The architectural competition for a new SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) and building jury recommendation was endorsed at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Tuesday 18 April following a comprehensive design competition spanning several months. The seven member expert jury report noted that the Denton Corker Marshall proposal was unanimously selected as the winning proposal for the Stage 2 Concept Design Competition after a robust and rigorous assessment of the five design concepts against the agreed criteria. The Denton Corker Marshall proposal stood out because it combined a powerful and relevant conceptual idea – well-resolved and compelling in its sculptural expression and detail – with a highly adaptable, functional, safe and efficient solution, according to the report. The…

News | Rebecca Coates appointed Director of SAM Shepparton

Photo of Dr Rebecca Coates

The Greater Shepparton City Council has announced that Dr Rebecca Coates will take up the role of Director of Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Dr Coates has been in the role of Acting Director since August 2015 and replaced Kirsten Paisley who left SAM to work for the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. From SAM Shepparton: Dr Coates is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with over 20 years professional art museum and gallery experience in both Australia and overseas. She is also a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Art History and Art Curatorship and has a PhD in Art History. Her work history includes roles as Associate Curator at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; Curator, Visual Arts Program, Melbourne International Arts Festival; Touring Exhibitions Organiser, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Program Coordinator, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne…

News | Rebecca Coates appointed Acting Director at Shepparton Art Museum

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Coates who has been appointed Acting Director at SAM (Shepparton Art Museum). The Greater Shepparton City Council announced the appointment with Community Director Kaye Thomson saying that, ‘To attract someone with Rebecca’s experience and knowledge is a coup for the museum. We look forward to Rebecca’s input and guidance whilst we commence the recruitment process for a permanent SAM Director.’ Dr Coates is an established curator, writer and lecturer, with over twenty years experience working for art museums and galleries in Australia and overseas. She is currently a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne in Art History and Art Curatorship and has a PhD in Art History. She has previously worked for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art; the Melbourne International Arts Festival; the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; and, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. In these roles Dr Coates has curated numerous exhibitions, and…

Exhibition | Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s Ceramic Angels | Shepparton Art Museum

The exhibition Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s ceramic angels is on at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) until 24 November 2014. John Perceval AO is one of Australia’s most celebrated and loved artists renowned for his radicalism, expressiveness and prolific output, along with his complex personal life. As a member of the Angry Penguins avante-garde movement that began in the 1940s, Perceval joined with other Australian art luminaries Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Danila Vassilieff and Joy Hester to rail against the insular conservatism of Australian society and push for new voices and modes of expression. Perceval is largely known for his painting practice, however from 1957–1962, during what is considered to be one of his most creative periods, Perceval produced a series of ceramic angel sculptures as a result of his involvement with Arthur Merric-Boyd’s pottery studio at Murumbeena. Perceval’s ceramic…

Exhibition Review | ‘Portrait of a Lady: Sir John Longstaff’, Shepparton Art Museum by Caroline Jordan

 Longstaff’s Ladies ‘Portrait of a Lady: Sir John Longstaff’, Shepparton Art Museum, 18 February—22 April 2012. Curated by Susan Gillberg. Reviewed by Caroline Jordan John Longstaff (1861–1941) was a tall poppy in the Australian art world of the early twentieth century. The boy from Clunes, an historic little mining town near Ballarat, won the inaugural National Gallery of Victoria Travelling Scholarship for his affecting narrative painting of a young wife reeling in shock on hearing of the death of her miner husband in Breaking the News (1887, Art Gallery of Western Australia) (Fig. 1). This early success set the tone for a stellar international career.  Longstaff was a successful exhibitor where it really mattered—in the Salons of London and Paris—and was five times Archibald Prize winner at home. Longstaff was knighted in 1928 and in 1936 he co-founded the Art Gallery…

Shepparton Art Museum reopens after refurbishment

Shepparton Art Museum reopens after refurbishment The Shepparton ARt Museum (SAM) will reopen on Friday 17th February after a $1.98 million redevelopment. The Art Museum now features international standard climate control, state of the art LED lighting, six new upstairs galleries and a new public programs workshop. SAM will reopen with two major new exhibitions. Sir John Longstaff: Portrait of a Lady (more info) will be a major exhibition of work by Shepparton’s most famous artist, and will feature paintings on loan from major public and private collections. The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award (more info) will showcase the best Indigenous ceramic artists working across Australia, from Echuca to the Torres Strait. In addition, the Art Museum’s permanent collection will be displayed on the first floor, which includes a special new ceramics gallery. SAM will be officially reopened by The Hon. Simon…