8Q SAM

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Time Required: Less than 1 hour

Timings:

Saturday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. Last admission: 6:15 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Last admission: 8:15 PM

Entry Fee:

Adults: SGD 6
Students (with valid student ID): SGD 3
Senior Citizen (60 or above with valid ID): SGD 3
Children under 6 years: Free
20% discount for groups of 20 or more
Singaporean or Permanent resident entry is Free
Free entry for all every Friday after 6:00 PM and on SAM Open House Days.
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8Q SAM, Singapore Overview

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) at 8Q is the more diverse and young annex of the Singapore Art Museum. The 8Q SAM museum derives its name from its location on No.8 Queen Street near Bras Basah Road. Approximately 88 steps away from SAM, the museum gives immense importance to contemporary art and all its intricate forms and is the seat of experimental art in Singapore. Built atop an old Catholic high school, but still clutching its spirited vibe, the modern four-story museum provides a refreshing new perspective on all things art. The museum houses six contemporary art galleries along with a special children's gallery and several experimental art spaces.

The launch of SAM at 8Q on August 15th, 2008 saw an 8-man art exhibition titled Q-Rate: School. The name of the exhibition was a play at the word 'curate' and it featured elaborate works of several young contemporary artists such as Donna Ong, Johan Loh, Grace Tan, etc. Today, the exhibits at the galleries are displayed in various engaging forms including paintings, sculptures, films, photography, sound art and new media. This gives the gallery a unique and hypnotic atmosphere filled with wonder. The museum is also strategically placed in the hub of art and culture and alongside major performing arts and visual arts academies such as the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Stamford Arts Centre, and many more. The building also hosts two diners to quench your hunger- The Standing Sushi Bar and The Love Pal Cafe.

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The collection and aesthetic display at the SAM at 8Q can be broadly divided into the works of three groups of focus- The pioneering contemporary artists, The mid-career artists, and The emerging practitioners. The collections and exhibits in the six galleries are continually changing and evolving. The museum encourages young minds that find unique ways to express themselves to come and share their story with others.

SAM at 8Q also includes a unique Moving Art Gallery that is used for film screenings. The collection named- Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, is the eight edition of the annual exhibition. The exhibition is told to enthral individuals of all ages and promises the curious, a mind-boggling journey involving the mysteries of time and space as well as the past, present and future.

SAM at 8Q offers guided tours that cater to individuals, community groups and corporate groups. Curator-led tours are offered for new exhibitions.

English tour timings (subject to change)
Tuesday- 3:15 PM
Thursday- 12:15 PM
Saturday- 12:30 PM
No tours to be held on public holidays.

The Singapore Art Museum at 8Q also provides wheelchair accessibility.

By Bus-  The following buses stop at 8Q SAM: 7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 111, 131, 162, 167, 171, 175, 502, 518, 700

By MRT- A 2-minute walk from Bras Basah MRT station. A 10-minute walk from Bugis, Dhobi Ghaut or City Hall MRT station.

By Car- The museum does not offer public parking, but there are several car parks nearby.

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