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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.

Learning Gallery

LEARNING GALLERY
Singapore Biennale 2016

SINGAPORE BIENNALE
2016

Learning Gallery

3-Day Kids Art Camp

Date:Monday – Wednesday, 5 – 7 September 2016
Time:2pm – 5pm
Venue:SAM Workshop Space 2.6

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Come and explore contemporary works 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. Using your experience as inspiration for this unique art camp in the workshop space with Jelly Bean Attic. Suitable for children 5 to 7 years old.

Toddler Art Workshop

Date:Saturdays, 17, 24 September 2016
Saturdays, 1, 8, 15, 22 October 2016
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
Venue:SAM Workshop Space 2.6

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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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Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors

Artist Insights

Date:Thursday, 27 October 2016 & Friday, 28 October 2016
Time:11am – 5pm
Venue:SAM

Free with Biennale admission

Be one of the first to view the Singapore Biennale 2016 artworks, and join the artists and curators of the Biennale as they reveal the processes behind their work in a series of talks.

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Date:Friday, 28 October 2016 (Opening Weekend) & 24 February 2016 (Closing Weekend)
Time:7pm – 11.30pm
Venue:SAM

Singapore Biennale presents monumental Friday evenings at SAM Courtyards with outstanding performances by emerging local acts, setting the stage ablaze with their original tunes.

Singapore Biennale 2016 Celebrates

Date:Saturday, 29 October 2016 (Deepavali)
Sunday, 25 December 2016 (Christmas)
Sunday, 29 January 2017 (Chinese New Year)
Time:11am – 6pm
Venue:Singapore Art Museum

Experience the Biennale artworks in fun and interesting ways and celebrate the various festival days with free, family-friendly activities for the whole day.

Singapore Biennale 2016 Art Market

Date:Sunday, 30 October 2016
Time:10am – 7pm
Venue:SAM

Celebrate the Singapore Biennale 2016 opening with the Art Market. Eat, shop and chill out with an array of locally designed handcrafted merchandise and artisanal food and drinks.

Artist and Curator Tour

Date:Thursday, 27 October 2016
Time:Session 1 - 7pm – 8.15pm
Session 2 - 8.30pm – 9.45pm
Venue:SAM

$15. Tickets available at SAM and SISTIC.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Family / Friends). Enjoy 20% off minimum purchase of 4 tickets when you bring your family and friends down for a tour.

Interested in finding out more about the artworks of the prestigious Singapore Biennale 2016? Come meet the artists behind some of the iconic artworks in the exhibition, as they share more about their art practice during this exclusive evening tour through the worlds in Atlas of Mirrors, moderated by the curators.

Curator Tour

Date:Saturday, 4 Novemeber 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Time:7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue:SAM

$10. Tickets available at SAM and SISTIC.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Family / Friends). Enjoy 20% off minimum purchase of 4 tickets when you bring your family and friends down for a tour.

Join the Singapore curators of the Singapore Biennale in an exclusive after-hours tour that focuses and examines specific themes in this edition of the Biennale. Find out more about the artworks and the curatorial decisions that goes on behind the scenes in organising the nation’s pre-eminent contemporary art event.

Creative Director Tour

Date:Wednesday, 16 November 2016 & Tuesday, 10 January 2017
Time:7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue:SAM

$15. Tickets available at SAM and SISTIC.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Family / Friends). Enjoy 20% off minimum purchase of 4 tickets when you bring your family and friends down for a tour.

Come join us for a Director’s take on the Singapore Biennale 2016 as Dr Susie Lingham shares visionary insights into the nation’s most distinguished platform for international dialogue in contemporary art. Spanning several sites, be prepared for a walking tour under the stars as you make your way through selected artworks which may provide unexpected perspectives of viewing the world.

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