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Reflect on acts of giving and taking through a selection of artworks from the Singapore Art Museum and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Taking time out to contemplate familiar relationships and shared experiences can nourish us physically and emotionally. Reflect on the acts of giving and taking through exploring a selection of artworks from The Gift, an exhibition by the Singapore Art Museum, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Art can help us to connect with our feelings, promote empathy, and show compassion to ourselves and others. Take some time out and join us on a mindful journey through art [and] history, exploring slow-looking techniques and reflection. Find ways to respond creatively, and perhaps discuss observations and insights with others.

Led by Danielle Gullotta from the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia), Professor Katherine Boydell from the Black Dog Institute (Australia) and Dr Lim Chye Hong from the Singapore Art Museum, Cross-Cultural Art Dose is an online art experience with your well-being as its primary focus.

There are 3 talks in this series:

Tuning into Nature | Saturday, 25 September | 11am (Singapore)/ 1pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Give and Take | Saturday, 2 October | 11am (Singapore)/ 1pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Embodiment | Saturday, 9 October | 11am (Singapore)/ 2pm* (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

*Please take note of daylight savings time.


Danielle Gullotta is a Senior Access Programmes Producer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. An advocate for the positive benefits of engagement in the arts, she has led and created opportunities for individuals to be curious, imagine and think creatively in a safe environment, with open-ended outcomes for engaging diverse audience.

Dr Katherine Boydell is a Professor of Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute and School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, and Adjunct Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr Boydell uses a wide variety of art genres in the research process to create and disseminate health knowledge.

Dr Lim Chye Hong is an art historian by training, with many years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, including curatorial, programming, and leadership positions in Australia and Singapore. A specialist in Chinese art with sound knowledge of Australian and Contemporary Art, Dr Lim is currently Head of Education, Programmes and Access at the Singapore Art Museum.


We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the programme.

Accessing the Programme

• This programme is conducted entirely online on the Zoom application, which you may access via the app or using a web browser.

• Please ensure that you enter a valid email address as you will receive an email with the Zoom link to the online programme near the day of the programme.

• The link to the programme should not be shared with others.

• Do ensure you have a strong internet connection. Using your mobile data is not recommended.

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The Singapore Art Museum opened its doors in 1996 as the first fully dedicated visual arts museum in Singapore. Since then, we have built one of the world’s most important collections of contemporary art by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia. We are committed to creating meaningful encounters with art for all our visitors, through our exhibitions, research, publications, public and educational outreach.

In 2019, our two museum sites – the former St. Joseph’s Institution on Bras Basah Road and Catholic High School on Queen Street  closed for a building redevelopment. With the aim to create an architectural landmark for contemporary art in Singapore, this major undertaking includes the preservation of the buildings’ heritage architecture, thoughtfully blending the old and the new. When SAM re-opens, visitors can look forward to an iconic museum space where the public can experience and engage with art.

During this period, we will continue to hold exhibitions and events at partner venues and spaces like the Regional Libraries of Tampines, Woodlands and Jurong. Please visit or follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information about our building works and museum programming.

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