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School Programmes

School Programmes
  • School Programmes
    Tour for Educators
    School Guided Tours
    Self-Directed Visits
    School Workshops
    Peer-Led Guide Training Programme
    Baby Tropical Lab Exhibition
    Young Art Writers Programme

Downloadable resources for your visit


Tour for Educators

SAM is offering a specially tailored preparatory tour for educators who wish to bring students for a visit to the Singapore Biennale 2019. During the tour, Biennale curator, Andrea Fam, will explain key concepts and highlight educational aspects of selected Biennale artworks.

Educators will also be introduced to the Biennale Art Trails and Artist Folios, which have been crafted to guide students on self-directed visits to the Biennale.

Date and Time

Friday, 10 January 2020

4–5.30pm

Venue

Gillman Barracks

Admission

Free admission with registration at sb2019-tourforeducators.peatix.com.


School Guided Tours

Schools may request for guided tours of the Singapore Biennale 2019.

Gillman Barracks

December 2019 to March 2020

Thursdays, Fridays

2.30pm

National Gallery Singapore

December 2019 to March 2020

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

10.30am, 2.30pm

To submit a request, download and submit the completed School Visit Booking Form to [email protected]

Requests must be received by the seventh of the preceding month. Guided tours are subject to the availability of docents. Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Self-Directed Visits

Educators may book a date and time to bring students on an independent tour of the Singapore Biennale. Art Trails containing suggested walking routes around the Biennale exhibition venues and Artist Folios containing detailed information about artists and artworks will be available for download.

During the self-directed visit, educators are strongly encouraged to use the questions and suggested activities in the folios to help students engage more deeply with the artworks.

To make a school booking, download and fill out the School Visit Booking Form. Email completed forms to [email protected] Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis from December 2019 to March 2020.


School Workshops

Date and Time

December 2019 to March 2020

Weekdays

10.30am, 2.30pm

Venue

National Gallery Singapore

and Gillman Barracks

Workshop Fee

Pre-schools (18 months–6 years old): $15–$20 per student

Primary school students (7–12 years): $20–$25 per student

Workshop prices listed above include Biennale admission but exclude GST. This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy and is endorsed by NAC-AEP for pre-schools.

Inspired by the Biennale artworks, these educational workshops will offer students a multi-disciplinary and holistic contemporary art experience.

Workshops are for school bookings only and can accommodate a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 participants.

To make a school booking, download and fill out the Educational Workshop Booking Form. Email completed forms to [email protected]

Requests must be received five weeks in advance. Slots are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis from December 2019 to March 2020.


Peer-Led Guide Training Programme

Are you a student who is unsure about what contemporary art is? Help is on the way. Led by SAM’s Education Specialists, students will be trained in public speaking in a soapbox style and will be taught to lead a tour and discuss selected Biennale artworks with their peers. Suitable for students aged 15 and above.

Date and Time

December 2019 to March 2020

Weekdays

2–5pm

Venue

Gillman Barracks

Workshop Fee

$5 per student

Fee is waived if exhibition tours are conducted by trained student docents for peers or members of the public. The price listed excludes GST.

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy.

For enquiries and registration, email [email protected]


Baby Tropical Lab Exhibition

As a culmination of learning from Baby Tropical Lab (BTL) comprising a series of talks and workshops by Biennale artists and curators as well as in-situ art-making faciliated by Milenko Prvacki, this exhibition features a collective representation of every student's artistic and creative journey.

Inspired by the theme 'Erase', students were engaged in research, experiment and collaborate to create inspiring artworks.

Date and Time

23 November to

8 December 2019

12am–7pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Closed, Mondays

Venue

Gillman Barracks, Blk 1

BTL is a programme jointly organised by Ministry of Education and LASALLE College of the Arts, in collaboration with Singapore Art Museum.


Young Art Writers Programme

Are you a budding young writer? Here’s your chance to be mentored by art writers and learn how to write persuasively and critically about contemporary art for print and digital platforms. Participants will respond to selected artworks from Singapore Biennale 2019 and get a chance to be featured on SAM’s Instagram account. Suitable for students aged 15 years and above.

For enquiries and registration, email [email protected]

Date and Time

Thursday to Friday, 12 to 13 March 2020

2–5pm

Venue

Gillman Barracks, Blk 1

Admission

$20 per person for a two-day session, inclusive of materials and refreshments. This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy.