Community comes together to paint SAM mural

By Ilias Bakalla

About half-a-dozen people were in Shepparton Art Museum's workshop room on Friday morning to paint and design a community mural.

SAM public programs officer Lisa Linton said the murals were painted on recycled plywood from the construction site of the new SAM building.

“The project aims to produce 12 to 15 murals to be displayed in front of the new SAM construction site,” Ms Linton said.

“Today we are creating a composition piece and starting by identifying core values in our community.

“The whole point is to connect those in the community.”

Ms Linton said in the two days since the program started they had already completed four murals.

“We've had a number of youth groups, people of different nationalities, people from the Mooroopna Learning Centre,” Ms Linton said.

“It is open to people of all levels, you don't have to be an artist to participate.

“The program is all about reflecting the diversity of the Shepparton community.”