$3M Indigenous art collection gifted to Shepparton Art Museum

As SAM prepares for its next chapter in a new space, a significant gift of Aboriginal artworks will cement the gallery's ambitions as a destination venue.

In February, Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) was handed the keys to its new $50 million home, and announced that it was ready to commence internal fit out, ahead of the gallery’s grand opening in October.

The timing of a new gift announced Thursday (18 March), will mean that a significant collection of Indigenous art will feature in the gallery’s inaugural exhibition program.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina