Programs and Events

SAM Public Program: July to December 2016

You can now book online for SAM public programs and events.

The Friends of SAM present: Art and Travel in New York, a Lecture by Rebecca Coates
Wednesday 9 November 2016

Do you love travel?  Do you love visiting galleries, art museums, and unusual spots that give a city its soul?  Is New York a place that you have always wanted to visit?

Join Rebecca Coates, Director of SAM, who will share insights, and information about New York’s art scene, its secrets, and some of the great museums and galleries that make Manhattan unique.

This is art history, but not as you know it.  Join us for some armchair travel, and with a complimentary drink in hand. 

This is a Friends of SAM fundraising event. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite here.

Image: Dan flavin, DIA Beacon.


Lunchtime Yoga Nidra
Wednesday 26 October 2016

Meditate with art.

Learn deep relaxation techniques through Yoga Nidra.

Date: Wednesday 26 October
Time: 12noon to 12.45pm
Audience: All levels welcome
Venue: Inside Nell exhibition at SAM
Cost: $12 (Friends $10)
Tutor: Kate Hall from Prasanna Yoga
Bookings: Click here to book

Yoga mats and blankets supplied.

Education: All Hallows' Eve
Wednesday 26 October 2016

This is part two of a two part workshop

The Spirits Live On And Are Everywhere

View Nell’s major installation The Wake inspired by Japanese funerary objects known as ‘Haniwa’. Learn ceramic coiling techniques as you make your own spirit form.

Date: Wednesday 19 and 26 October
Time: 5.00 to 7.30pm
Audience: All teachers
Venue: SAM
Cost: $40
Tutor: Kaye Poulton
Bookings: Click here to book

Education: Contemporary Art on the Road
Thursday 24 November 2016

Join SAM and other key industry organisations as we investigate approaches to museum learning with a focus on the Victorian Curriculum - Foundation to Year 10 for the Arts and contemporary art practices.

Artist Minna Gilligan will lead a hands-on activity.

Date: Thursday 24 November
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Audience: Foundation to Year 10 teachers VCE Art, Studio Arts and  Visual Communication teachers
Venue: Alex Rigg Room, 1st floor, Eastbank
Cost: Free
Presenters include:                
Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA)                                            
Gertrude Contemporary                
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)                
Bookings: Click here to book