Mad for SAM Party Mad for SAM Party

Mad for SAM Party


  • 16 & 17 Feb 2019

  • SAM at 8Q

  • 10am – 10pm (16 Feb) 10am – 7pm (17 Feb)

  • Free admission

SAM’s buildings, the former St Joseph’s Institution building and the former Catholic High School building, will be officially closed by the end of February 2019, to make way for renovation works to begin.

On 16 and 17 February 2019, SAM’s buildings will go bare and open to the public for one weekend of fun and celebration. The public can expect multimedia, immersive and insta-worthy activities on every level of SAM at 8Q, and Mad for SAM souvenirs to take home. Starting at 10am in the morning, the party will go into the night with DJs and homegrown band performances.

Iconic artworks like WALTER by Dawn Ng and Night Watch by WOKrea will be on display at SAM at 8Q from Friday, 8 February 2019 onwards.

During its building closure, SAM will continue its programmes off-site, launching the SAM Mini Mobile Museum initiative with regional libraries in Tampines, Jurong and Woodlands. SAM will also be commissioning artists to create artworks for the hoardings that will go up around its closed buildings during the revamp.

Here's what in store at the Mad for SAM Party:

Date Time Mad For SAM Party Venue
8 – 17 Feb FreeThem
by TraseOne

New commission for the Mad for SAM Party
SAM at 8Q Plaza and F&B spaces
by Dawn Ng

was featured during Art Garden 2010 to 2013
SAM at 8Q, Plaza
Night Watch
by WOKrea

First showcased during Singapore Night Festival 2012
SAM at 8Q facade
16 Feb


17 Feb
10am – 10pm (16 Feb)


10am – 7pm (17 Feb)
Thank You Giveaways
1. Bring home a memory of SAM with our instant animated print photobooth.

2. Receive an exclusive Mad for SAM Party tote bag when you like our FB page or follow us on IG.

3. If you have ‘SAM’ in your name, get a scoop* of Momolato ice cream free at SAM at 8Q!

*100 scoops a day
Ground floor,
SAM at 8Q
Inside SAM at 8Q
SAM and a group of young Singaporean creatives in collaboration with Kult Studio and Gallery, have created a kaleidoscope of immersive and interactive activities. A dedicated gallery will feature homegrown bands like Long Live the Empire, Cosmic Child and susurrus from 3.30pm onwards.
Gallery spaces
At the SAM at 8Q Plaza
Visit the pop-up bistro by The Local People, purchase Momolato’s specially concocted Mad for SAM party ice cream – Salted Butterscotch with Cashew and Peach, and party into the night with DJ collective Pushin' On.
SAM at 8Q Plaza
Mad for SAM Party Short Films Moving Image Gallery, L2, SAM at 8Q

Special thanks to AE Models Team Pte Ltd, doob Bean Bags, Goh Seng Lai Co., Momolato, Print At Work and SPACElogic Pte Ltd  for their support to the Mad for SAM Party.