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Public Programmes

Enjoy and explore SAM through conversations, art making and more. Our programmes offer an insight into our collection and exhibitions, allowing you to go beyond looking and talking about works of art to engaging with art in a deeper and more meaningful way. Through thematic lenses, experience contemporary art through our participatory programmes.

Singapore Biennale 2016

SINGAPORE BIENNALE
2016
Singapore Biennale 2016

Learning Gallery

Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

Biennale on Wheels

Date:Daily
Time:10am – 6pm
Price:Free

Explore the various Singapore Biennale venues in style!

The freshest wheels, courtesy of Hello, Bicycle!, are available for rent at no charge at the Singapore Art Museum! Grab a friend or two, drop by the Singapore Art Museum, and check out the bicycles at the merchandise booth at the museum lobby. All riders are required to submit a photocopy of their IDs and place a deposit of $50, which will be fully refunded upon return of the bicycles in their original condition.

Ride safe!

SAM x W Singapore: The Courtyard

Date:Friday, 24 February 2017
Time:7pm-1am
Venue:Singapore Art Museum
Free admission

An open-air dance party at the museum’s atmospheric, 160-year-old courtyard, featuring DJs Shigeki, Maurice Simon, Oliver Osborne and Mr. Has.

Closing Party | Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

Date:Saturday, 25 February 2017
Venue:Singapore Art Museum
Admission:Free

Don’t miss this last chance to catch the Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirror before it closes!

Join us on Saturday, 25 February as we celebrate with a series of artist performances, guided tours, hands-on workshops, workout sessions and live music sessions at the galleries and the museum courtyard!

10am - 9pm
Free guided tours through Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

10.30am - 12pm
Acroyoga

11am - 12.30pm
Coffee appreciation workshop
Register here

12pm - 4pm
Smoothie bike station

2pm - 4pm, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Artist performance by Singapore Biennale artist Azizan Paiman - "Putar Alam Cafe" at SAM at 8Q

2.30pm – 4pm
a|edge 2017 Curators’ Talk

2pm - 6pm
Workshops on upcycling, urban farming and silkscreen printing

5pm – 9pm
Singapore Biennale x Noise Singapore: Art and music trail

5pm - 9pm
LUDOTECA - An interactive games room

4pm - 6pm; 7pm - 9pm
Live performances by musicians Stanley Ho, Marcus Makes Music, Raina and Rene & Andrea and Dylan

6pm - 7pm
K-Kardio dance lesson

10am till late
F&B stalls by Soi Coco, Fish Sn-nack, Haiku Fever, Momolato and Wheely's Cafe.

Follow the Facebook event page for updates!

Singapore Biennale x Noise Singapore: Art and Music Trail

Date:Saturday, 25 February 2016
Time:5pm – 9pm
Venue:Stamford Green & Singapore Art Museum
Free admission

Don’t miss a very special collaboration between Singapore Biennale and Noise Singapore on 25 February, the second last day of the Singapore Biennale!

Join Noise Singapore artists MARICELLE, LEW, HubbaBubbas, Tim De Cotta and Canvas Conversations as they take you on a music and art trail through the monumental artworks within the Singapore Biennale. Follow the Facebook event page for more updates!

Schedule

5pm – 5.30pm | Stamford Green
Artwork: There are those who stay / There are those who go by Perception3
Noise artist: MARICELLE

6pm – 6.30pm | Singapore Art Museum stairwell
Artwork: Paracosmos by Harumi Yukutake
Noise artist: LEW

6.45pm – 7.15pm | Singapore Art Museum Chapel
Artwork: Noah’s Garden II by Deng Guoyuan
Noise artist: HubbaBubbas

7.30pm – 8pm | Singapore Art Museum Glass Porch
Artwork: Locus Amoenus by Ryan Villamael
Noise artist: Tim De Cotta

8.15pm – 8.45pm | Singapore Art Museum Level 3
Artwork: Black Forest 2016 by Han Sai Por
Noise artist: Canvas Conversations

SAM x The Local People Art Market

Date:Sunday, 26 February 2017
Time:10am-7pm
Venue:Singapore Art Museum
Free admission

Dive into a treasure trove of locally-made goods, food and beverages on the closing day of Biennale. Bring cash!

CORPORATE VISITS & WORKSHOPS

Organise a Staff Day at the Singapore Art Museum with guided tours and/or workshop sessions!

Please complete the Private Guided Tour Booking Form and email programmes@singaporeartmuseum.sg or call 66979 774 at least one month in advance to plan your visit.

  • Duration of each guided tour is approximately one hour.
  • Maximum capacity of participants for one guide is 15 people.
  • Requests for guided tours are subject to the availability of guides.
  • Guiding fees apply at $214 (inclusive of GST) for a one hour tour, per guide and upon request.
  • Admission fees apply, if applicable.

Singapore Biennale 2016 workshops are available for corporate companies from $20 per person, and for community groups from $15 per person. Workshops are inspired by the artworks from Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors and will expose participants to a holistic contemporary art experience. These workshops range from learning specific art techniques, to craft‐making that encourages originality and teamwork.

  • Workshops are available on weekdays, 1.30pm or 3.30pm, and on weekends, 10.30am or 2.30pm
  • Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis, from November 2016 to February 2017.
  • Each workshop can accommodate a minimum of 15 participants, and a maximum of 50 participants.
  • The prices of workshops listed above exclude admission fees to Singapore Biennale 2016.

For more information, email programmes@singaporeartmuseum.sg.

COMMUNITY VISITS & WORKSHOPS

Singapore Art Museum welcomes community groups!

If you are a non-profit social service agency, a children’s charity or senior organisation, the Organiser may apply for an admission waiver for your group. Please complete the Community Group Tour Booking Form and email it to programmes@singaporeartmuseum.sg or call 66979 774 at least one month in advance. We will contact you to confirm your visit on a first-come-first-served basis.

Singapore Biennale 2016 workshops are also available for community groups from $15 per person. Workshops are inspired by the artworks from Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors and will expose participants to a holistic contemporary art experience. These workshops range from learning specific art techniques, to craft‐making that encourages originality and teamwork.

  • Workshops are available on weekdays, 1.30pm or 3.30pm, and on weekends, 10.30am or 2.30pm
  • Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis, from November 2016 to February 2017.
  • Each workshop can accommodate a minimum of 15 participants, and a maximum of 50 participants.
  • The prices of workshops listed above exclude admission fees to Singapore Biennale 2016.

Learning Gallery

Toddler Art Workshop

Date:Saturdays, 11 February, 18 February, 25 February, 4 March, 11 March & 18 March 2017
Time:10.30am – 11.30am
Venue:SAM Workshop Space 2.6

$35 for each toddler accompanied by an adult.

Register here

Come and explore contemporary works of art by Singapore artists exploring the stories and lives that surround and abound on this island-nation at SAM’s Learning Gallery’s exhibition – Once Upon This Island. Use your experience as inspiration for parent-child art-making in the workshop space with Jelly Bean Attic. Suitable for children from ages 18 months to 3 years old.

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