Don't Just Think! Contemporary, Do it!

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Don't Just Think! Contemporary, Do it!

By Singapore Art Museum

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Date and time

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00 - 17:00 +08


National Library Level 7 100 Victoria Street Singapore, 188064 Singapore


Don’t Just Think! Contemporary, Do it!

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Join SAM Education Manager Shirley Khng and teachers from Mayflower Primary School, Peh Kai Le and Sebastian Lau, as they share about their collaborative working process, as well as ideas and concepts behind the artworks in the Think! Contemporary Exhibition 2018 during this hour-long tour and consultative session.

*Note: Tour will not proceed if the total sign-up rate is below a minimum number of participants. Registration closes one day before the event.

Don't Just Think! Contemporary, Do it!
About the Exhibition

The Think! Contemporary Exhibition 2018 is the culmination of a year-long partnership between the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and five primary schools: CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace, Geylang Methodist School (Primary), Haig Girls’ School, Mayflower Primary School and St. Anthony’s Primary School.

Featuring artworks by pupils who were a part of the Think! Contemporary Programme, the exhibition includes themes related to family, community, identity and the environment – responses to the issues and ideas investigated by the artworks featured at SAM.

The Think! Contemporary Programme is a multi-visit, museum-based school programme that advocates learning through art at SAM. Integrating school curricula with museum visits, the programme employs artworks from various SAM exhibitions, including Once Upon This Island, Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time and Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia, as a primary resource for classroom teaching and learning of Art, Character and Citizenship Education, English, Science and Social Studies.

The Think! Contemporary Exhibition 2018 runs from 5 October 2018 to 28 October 2018 at the National Library Board Levels 7 & 8.

About the organiser

Singapore Art Museum opened in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, we present contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective for artists, art lovers and the art curious.

SAM is building one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art, and as a non-profit arts institution – it is our responsibility to preserve, research, exhibit and connect the art and the artists to the public and future generations through thought-provoking exhibitions and meaningful programmes.

SAM is redefining the idea of the museum by presenting art in multiple spaces, including Tanjong Pagar Distripark and our two heritage buildings: the former St Joseph’s Institution on Bras Basah Road, built in 1855 and now a National Monument; and the former Catholic High School across the road on Queen Street. The heritage buildings are currently closed for redevelopment and will re-open in 2026.

SAM is proud to be the organiser of the Singapore Biennale, a festival that celebrates contemporary art from all over the world across the island-city of Singapore.