A Weekend with SAM A Weekend with SAM

A Weekend with SAM

  • Sat, 2 & 9 Mar 2024

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark & various locations

  • 12.30PM–5PM (2 Mar) | 9AM–10PM (9 Mar)

  • Free for all (except for Ink-making workshop)

Get ready for a fun-filled Saturday at SAM!

Join us for this special event with programmes and activities designed for all ages.

Come 2 March, participate in a symposium with artist Ho Tzu Nyen’s collaborators before the exhibition, Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger ends.

On 9 March, create your ink using natural pigments found along the coastline held in conjunction with the exhibition, Simryn Gill and Charles Lim Yi Yong: The Sea is a Field and catch the Final Transmission of the Wayang Spaceship!

Join our guided tours with SgSL interpretation to learn more about our ongoing exhibitions, available both weekends!

line up (2 Mar)

[SYMPOSIUM] Hari Ini Sam

Time: 12.30PM–4PM

Venue: Level 3, EX-SITU, #03-07

Free, by registration

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This gathering marks the closing of the exhibition Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger. It is centred around the artist Ho Tzu Nyen's newly commissioned works T for Time (2023) and T for Time: Timepieces (2023), gathering both collaborators and non-collaborators in celebration of these two new works. Three sessions are organised around the themes of music, time and cinema. Each session features both a live performance and a select screening of Ho's short films made between 2006 and 2013.  

[TOUR] Public Art Tour: Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar Sam

Time: 1PM–2PM

Venue: Block 4 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Resident's Corner (Level 1)

Free, by registration

Slots for the tour have been fully booked. Register for AprJun 2024 here]


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.


Find out more here

[TOUR] Curator Tour of 47 Days Sound-less (SgSL provided) Sam

Time: 3.30PM–4PM

Venue: Level 1, The Engine Room


Go on a tour of 47 Days Sound-less with SAM curator Syaheedah Iskandar.

47 Days, Sound-less by Vietnamese artist Nguyễn Trinh Thi is a film that explores the relationships between sound and silence, vision, language, colours and their absence. Nguyễn identifies “peripheries”—including natural landscapes used as backdrops, uncredited characters and soundtracks from American and Vietnamese movies—that reveal more-than-human perspectives. Offering new ways of looking and listening, 47 Days, Sound-less invites audiences to reflect on the inextricable relationship between a place and its inhabitants.

Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation will be provided.

[TOUR]  Curator Tour of Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger (SgSL provided) Sam

Time: 4PM–5PM

Venue: Level 1, Gallery 1 & 2


Join SAM curator Selene Yap as she gives you an overview of Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger.

Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger is a mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s practice that spans two decades worth of paintings, films, theatrical performances, and video installations. Ho’s works often draw from historical events, documentary footage, art history, music videos and mythical stories to investigate the construction of history, the narrative of myths, and the plurality of identities. The exhibition also features a new commission that reflects on the embodied and heterogeneous experiences of time.


Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation will be provided.

line up (9 Mar)

[WORKSHOP] Ink-making using natural pigments Sam

Time: 9AM–12PM

Venue: Changi Beach Car Park 7, Near GoCycling

$40/pax (no registration fee)

Register here


Explore a part of the Changi coast through found colours, material textures, and how that process can lend itself to new possibilities for artmaking!


In this creative workshop with Wild Dot, participants will be guided to make some inks and paints from pigments they notice on-site and document the process in the form of a mini zine. Wild Dot is an ink-making studio that makes paints and artworks with locally found and grown plant pigments.


Held in conjunction with the exhibition Simryn Gill and Charles Lim Yi Yong: The Sea is a Field, this workshop invites participants to learn the art of ink-making using plant species found at reclaimed areas in Changi.

In this workshop, participants will:
- Be introduced to some inks and pigments found along the coast;
- Make own inks from plants and other found objects at the site;
- Take home their very own mini zine to document their foraged colours.

[TOUR] Curator Tour of The Sea is a Field Sam

Time: 4PM–5PM

Venue: Block 37, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark


Join SAM curator Selene Yap as she takes you on a journey of the exhibition Simryn Gill & Charles Lim Yi Yong: The Sea is a Field.


The Sea is a Field provides a glimpse into the inner workings of the SAM Fellowship programme, in which curators and artists Simryn Gill and Charles Lim Yi Yong collaboratively generate insights into the global contemporary landscape.

[WORKSHOP] SAM Touch Collection workshop Sam

Time: 3PM–4.30PM

Venue: Level 3, SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #03-07

Free, by registration

Register here


In this 90-minute workshop, get to know more about David Chan’s artwork, Utama's Kitty, from the SAM Touch Collection. There will be games, you can feel the table-top sized artwork, create your own take-home recycled wood masterpiece and explore printmaking!

This programme is intended for the D/deaf and hard-of-hearing community, Singapore sign Language interpretation will be provided. Each Deaf participant is welcome to register with up to 2 friends or family members for this fun bonding activity! Please register each programme participant separately.

*Suitable for ages 6 and above and will be capped at 25 pax.