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Staying Cool in Shepparton & Goulburn Valley: A Guide to Fun and Refreshment

Welcome to the vibrant heart of Shepparton and the refreshing delights of the Goulburn Valley. Whether you're a local seeking a cool escape or a visitor exploring the region, there's a treasure trove of activities to beat the heat.

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Undressing History - Skin Deep: a look at leather

Welcome to part four of Undressing History where Loel Thomson Costume Collection curator Stacy Short takes us on a journey through fashion history. Stacy shares beautiful objects, fascinating stories, and reflections on life as a curator. In this edition Stacy takes a look at leather.

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Bronze: Our tourism excellence shines bright

Greater Shepparton City Council was awarded Bronze in the Local Government Award for Tourism at the Victorian Tourism Awards hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

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Local inspiration, global flavours

Three friends Jono, Alaina and Ricardo have formed a powerful combination, launching Elsewhere at SAM in early 2023. It was developed with the idea to present an experience that may seem adventurous yet still very familiar.

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Undressing History - Phases of Femininity

The opening decades of the twentieth century saw great social changes and upheavals which were reflected in the fashions of the time. Ideas of what it meant to be feminine and the roles of women in society influenced their attire, especially during and after World War I, and in the aftermath of the Great Depression.

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Children's Gallery - New Exhibition in time for School Holidays

A new exhibition in Shepparton Art Museum’s Children’s Gallery from Saturday 16 September 2023. Created by Melbourne-based visual artist Beci Orpin, the exhibition looks at the process of forming and playing with ideas through playful gigantic and tiny mushrooms and fungi.

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Garage Dreams - Hollywood Comes to Shepparton

Season Two of Garage Dreams was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA - Austin, TX - San Antonio, TX - Mornington Peninsula and Shepparton, Victoria. New episodes screen on Aussie tv on Foxtel’s Real Life channel each Sunday at 4.30pm.

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Spoil Dad in Shepp & GV this Father's Day

Need some help to plan Father's Day? We've got some handy itineraries to help you get started.

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Shepparton Art Museum launch a bold and colourful new Art Wall

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is pleased to present its latest Art Wall this August 2023. The new work by Victorian-based artist Emma Coulter, titled spatial deconstruction #30 (social fabric), will be a colourful response to the state-of the-art SAM building. The installation will be the fourth commission for the Furphy Family Art Wall on SAM’s Level 4.

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Seasoned - A Tasting Trail for the Goulburn Valley

Destination Goulburn Valley's publication Seasoned is now available at the Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre.

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Undressing History - Victorian Dress Etiquette

Welcome to part two of Undressing History where Loel Thomson Costume Collection curator Stacy Short takes us on a journey through fashion history. Stacy shares beautiful objects, fascinating stories, and reflections on life as a curator. Let's take a dive into Victorian dress etiquette with Stacy.

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Cruisin' with Gaz: Hot Rods, Country Pubs, MOVE and Moooving Art Cows

Garry has worked on and built Hot Rods and Speedway cars both here and in the USA. He also repairs our Moooving Art herd. As a hobby he collects Hot Wheel car toys, and has over 1,000 in his collection.

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Dance Me to the End of Love

Dance Me to the End of Love, an exhibition that reflects on the grand cycles of life through objects from the SAM Collection. Borrowing its name from a song by Canadian artist Leonard Cohen, the exhibition traverses the stages of human existence, from birth to death and beyond. Artworks featured span the course of one hundred and twenty years in diverse mediums, including ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking, assemblage, and installation. 

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Undressing History - Iconic Shoes

Welcome to Undressing History where Loel Thomson Costume Collection curator Stacy Short will take you on a journey through fashion history. Stacy will be sharing beautiful objects, fascinating stories, and reflections on life as a curator.

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