The June school holidays are here, and Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has many fun activities lined up this June! From the multi-sensorial ChildISH exhibition at your local library to immersive tours, engaging talks and hands-on workshops inspired by SAM’s latest exhibition, Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey, don’t miss out on these exciting art events with your family this school holiday season!

1. ChildISH

childISH Singapore Art MuseumchildISH Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum; An illustration by local illustrator, Tan Zi Xi, featuring drawings by pupils from Ang Mo Kio Primary School

Exhibition Schedule:

  • Punggol Regional Library (5 June 2024 – 21 July 2024)
  • Woodlands Regional Library (24 July to 8 September 2024)
  • Jurong Regional Library (11 September to 27 October 2024)
  • Tampines Regional Library (30 October to 15 December 2024)

Reignite your childhood wonder with a multi-sensorial experience at regional libraries across Singapore. As we gear up for the launch of the Learning Gallery at SAM in July, ChildISH warmly invites you to explore a whimsical world where art and poetry intertwine. This enchanting exhibition features the creative works of five talented local poets, each crafting literary pieces inspired by the Learning Gallery’s artworks. Paired with captivating installation by Tan Zixi, ChildISH offers interactive installations that seamlessly blend poetry and art, creating a unique sensory adventure.

Perfect for families and kids, this showcase promises to ignite curiosity and joy, celebrating the wonder of childhood. For more details, visit here.

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2. Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey

📅 10 May to 22 Sep 2024
📍 Gallery 1 & 3 and The Engine Room, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Admission is free for students and children 6 years and below

Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey is the first major solo exhibition in Southeast Asia dedicated to the work of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. The survey exhibition presents a broad range of artworks that employ diverse media to touch on the major themes of his three-decade-long practice – embodiment, experience, perception, as well as the urgency of climate action and more-than-human perspectives.

In his art practice, Eliasson has been driven by the desire to make the ungraspable tangible. Artworks like Beauty (1993), Symbiotic seeing (2020), Ventilator (1997); and Adrift compass (2019) use ephemeral materials, such as light, wind, fog, and water, to conjure evanescent phenomena – shimmering rainbows, swirling mists, the split-second sculptural form of a spouting fountain – or make invisible elements of our surroundings like air or magnetic fields experienceable. Other works, like The cubic structural evolution project (2004), invite visitors to collaborate on creating shared experiences, building shared worlds.

Visit Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey for more information.

TOURS

3. The ELEMENTAL Tour

SAM The ELEMENTAL TourInstallation view of Olafur Eliasson’s Multiple shadow house (2010), as part of ‘Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey’ at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark; Photo: Aloysius Lim; Image courtesy of the artist and Singapore Art Museum; © 2010 Olafur Eliasson

📅 1 & 15 Jun 2024
⏰ 2pm – 3pm, 4pm – 5pm
📍 Gallery 1 & The Engine Room, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free, registration required (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

Meet Elemental, a playful spirit who speaks in rhyme and aims to reconnect humanity with nature! Elemental is at a crossroads. This tour is her final attempt to connect people with nature. If she succeeds, she will stay on Earth with humanity, but if not, she will leave this planet forever. Will you help her?

Here is a glimpse of what you and your child will experience during the tour:

  • Engage in an interactive dramatised tour experience that includes enjoyable in-gallery activities for you and your child.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display in the galleries.

*The tour is recommended for children aged 7 – 12 years. Each tour ticket will be for 1 adult and 1 child.
*The tour ticket does not include admission to Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey. Exhibition entry tickets will need to be purchased separately.
*Participants must purchase tickets to the exhibition to experience this dramatised tour.

Register here: 1 June | 15 June

4. Docent Tour of Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey with SAM Docents

📅 Every Thursday to Sunday
⏰ 2pm – 3pm
📍 Gallery 1, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

Explore Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey alongside our SAM docents as they lead you on a guided tour.

5. Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey with Singapore Sign Language Interpretation

📅 1 Jun 2024
⏰ 1pm – 2pm
📍 Gallery 1, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free, registration required (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

How do you experience the world and climate change? Artist Olafur Eliasson’s artworks use various media, including light, wind, fog, and water, to reflect on experience, perception and climate action. Explore SAM’s new exhibition, Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey, on this special tour designed for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community. Led by a SAM docent and supported by our friendly Deaf facilitators, this tour will include Singapore Sign Language interpretation by Equal Dreams. This is the first of three Access tours for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community for this exhibition.

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Stay on after the tour for more fun at SAMily Funday, where kids are welcome! Participants can join in the creative excitement of building a Lego cityscape with the artwork The cubic structural evolution project.

As limited slots are available, kindly register your attendance through this link.

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*This tour is suitable for participants aged 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult.
*General admission fees to the exhibition apply. Visit Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey for more information.

6. Public Art Tour: Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar

SAM Public Art TourPublic Art Tour – Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

📅 1 Jun 2024
⏰ 1pm – 2pm
📍 Block 4 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Resident’s Corner (Level 1)
🏷 Free, registration required

Join us for a captivating journey through the vibrant district of Tanjong Pagar on our Public Art Tour: Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar led by SAM’s Public Art team. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the tour showcases the remarkable transformation of the area through a series of site-specific commissioned artworks presented by The Everyday Museum, a public art initiative by Singapore Art Museum (SAM).

Encounter the works of six talented artists and collectives: Aki Hassan, Divaagar, Space Objekt, Grace Tan, Zen Teh, and Isabella Teng, situated between Outram Park MRT and SAM’s present location at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.

Discover how public art serves as a space for reflection, sparking curiosity, imagination, and conversations that transform everyday experiences into memorable encounters. This guided tour is suitable for all ages, and we encourage participants aged 12 and below to be accompanied by an adult.

This programme is currently fully registered, but you may contact SAM via Peatix here to be put on the waitlist.

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES, OPEN STUDIOS & TALKS

7. Your Curious Lego City

SAM Lego CityInstallation view of Olafur Eliasson’s The cubic structural evolution project (2004), as part of ‘Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey’ at SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark; Photo: Aloysius Lim; Image courtesy of the artist and Singapore Art Museum; © 2004 Olafur Eliasson

📅 1 & 15 Jun 2024
⏰ 2pm – 5pm
📍 The Engine Room, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free (Admission fees to the exhibition applies)

The cubic structural evolution project invites everyone to reform a Lego cityscape. Construct, deconstruct and rearrange the pieces as you like. What might Singapore look like in the future? Try using the bricks to realise your imaginings!

8. Let’s Talk About eARTh with Tan Heng Yeng from SG Climate Rally

📅 1 Jun 2024
⏰ 3pm – 3.30pm
📍 Gallery 1, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

In this engaging conversation, uncover interesting insights behind and anecdotes about the climate, weather and our environment in relation to Olafur Eliasson: Your curious journey with Tan Heng Yeng, Co-Founder of SG Climate Rally, and SAM curatorial assistant Angelica Ong.




Biography

Tan Heng Yeng (she/her) is a community organiser with SG Climate Rally, a Singaporean youth-led climate justice movement. Aside from spearheading the programme development and partnerships for the inaugural SG Climate Rally 2019 held at Hong Lim Park, she focuses on regenerative cultures and movement-building. She has worked on various local and regional mobilisation campaigns, such as #TakeBack2050, the 2020 Asia Climate Rally, and the 2023 SG Climate Rally.

In her experience as a creative programmer and facilitator, Heng Yeng has worked across spaces such as disability and neurodiversity, youth engagement and mentorship, mental health, migrant rights, and gender equity. She was also a contributing author to The Birthday Book: 20/20 Seeing Clearly (2020).

In her life, Heng Yeng seeks to center regenerative and radical work with young people and underrepresented communities and build hope for a just and liveable future.

9. SAM Residencies Open Studios

SAM Residencies Open StudioSAM Residencies Open Studio – Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

📅 1 Jun 2024
⏰ 1pm – 6pm
📍 Residency Studios (Level 3), Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free

SAM Residencies welcomes you into our studios. Join residents Huijun Lu (Singapore), Sumugan Sivanesan (Berlin) and Weed Day, convened by Tiffany Lay & Zo Lin (Taipei) in an intimate look into the processes and methodologies guiding ongoing explorations while in-residence.

Get to know the residents and engage in their projects across diverse topical interests – from speculations on the social fabric proffered by the “Bureau of Race Neutrality”, making tea with local herbs and flowers, to experiments with different materials and kinetic systems. Enjoy an afternoon of sharings, conversations and tea!

10. Your Curious Stories

SAM Your Curious StoriesYour Curious Stories -Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum

📅 15 Jun 2024
⏰ 3pm – 3.30pm
📍 Gallery 1, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

Join storyteller Roger Jenkins as he ignites your curious journey with exciting tales!




11. Hi SAM! Instagram Photobooth

📅 1 & 15 Jun 2024
⏰ 1pm – 5pm
📍 Level 1, Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
🏷 Free (Admission fees to the exhibition apply)

Snap a photo and share it on your Instagram using the hashtags #SingaporeArtMuseum and #YourCuriousJourneySG! Ensure your Instagram profile is public to share your experience with others.


June School Holiday 2024

Welcome to the June school holidays! Explore our curated list of exciting activities happening during the June School Holidays in Singapore 2024.

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