Artist Talk with Sam Petersen

Last Saturday we opened our current show with Erika Gofton, Siri Hayes and Sam Petersen. It was a fantastic crowd who came to celebrate with us and we were lucky enough to have Sam give the artist talk for the event. Accompanied by her sometime-assistant Rebecca and her speech modulator, Sam kindly - and humorously - gave us an insight into her work and process, and in particular her process and thoughts behind her current show at Stockroom - Ok I'll do angels instead.

See below a transcript of Sam's talk (attached as a PDF). See also the second link below for our previous blogpost featuring Sam's interview with Fiona Parker on 91.1FM.


Shoes . 2017
plasticine and shoes
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exhibition, art


Artist Sam Petersen talks about her work in interview with Fiona Parker of 91.1FM

With her upcoming show Ok, I'll do Angels Instead opening at Stockroom Gallery in October 2017, artist Sam Petersen recently spoke with Fiona Parker of Breakfast With Fiona Parker on 91.1FM.

Sam Petersen's work stems from the self and all that is close to her.  She is interested in what can be done with one's fluid self and the space around it.  The artist work relates to body as well as mind, exploring everyday feelings between the rational and the playful. Click on the audio link below to listen to the artist speaking about her work.


CREDIT: This interview first aired on Breakfast with Fiona Parker, on 91.1FM ABC Central Victoria on 22/09/17

CLICK HERE for more information on Sam's gofundme campaign mentioned in the interview.


Ok I'll do angels instead (detail) . 2017
plasticine and found object
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Exhibition details
OPENING: Saturday 10 June from 4:30pm
Saturday 10th June until Sunday 2 July 2017

art, masterclass


Our first masterclass with Daniel Butterworth on Sunday 12th of February

On Sunday we kicked off our new masterclass program at Stockroom with Daniel Butterworth delivering a One Day Intensive class on Portrait Painting. The class started with a demonstration from Daniel Butterworth. The 8 students then proceeded to energetically create self portraits under the guidance of Daniel.  It was fabulous to see the group of art students with varied skill levels and approaches all creating a number of excellent works.  Everyone had a great time and felt they took home new skills and insights.

We are very much looking forward to seeing the rest of the program getting underway and enjoy watching the new skills and techniques being delivered by our Masters.  We are pumped that Stockroom has its very own Art School.

For more information on our jam packed semester one program visit :