Cuturi Gallery has moved into its new home on Aliwal Street in the bustling Kampong Glam area.
The new gallery space spans across three floors of a beautiful renovated conservation shop house.
Cuturi Gallery is a next generation art gallery founded on the belief that art should be empowering and meaningful for everyone. A curator of change and a custodian of artistic diversity, Cuturi Gallery is a challenger of vested interests and of the status quo, pushing the boundaries of how galleries operate. The gallery connects broad audiences to high-quality art by diverse talents that speaks to the heart and tells the story of an undiscovered generation of aspiring artists that will have the art world aching for more. Diminishing aristocratic traditions and providing transparency in an art world that is at times daunting, Cuturi Gallery presents an inclusive and democratised art ecosystem which fosters greater collaboration, understanding and appreciation of art amongst artists, collectors and the industry at large.
The founder of Cuturi Gallery, Kevin Troyano Cuturi is an art advocate with an unconventional background that belies his passion for the art world and devotion to nurturing Singapore’s art scene. Before launching the gallery, Kevin was an entrepreneur who had previously also worked at Amazon. Unfettered by conventions of the traditional art gallery model, the ‘art outsider’ unites his love for art with a disruptive entrepreneurial passion to challenge norms and bring fresh perspectives to invigorate the industry.
To do this, he is leading the way towards greater pricing transparency and supporting under-represented and aspiring artists to balance creative freedom with works that sell to ensure the survival of Singapore’s next generation artists.
The Hvala Spirit is to create a platform for the modern-day Picasso and Hemingway to gather over tea. Hvala is a modern teahouse focusing on the depth and breadth of Japanese teas. Curated and delicately brewed for the best flavour. From the hands of the farmers to your teacup, from one tea lover to another.
Hvala's supplier in Japan is a traditional tea wholesaler who commits to providing quality tea leaves. At least twice a year, the Hvala team visits the family to ensure they serve the best of tea in the marketplace.
Indonesian specialty coffee chain, Tanamera Coffee has opened its 1st overseas outpost at Change Alley.
This outlet is dedicated for you to have dine-in experience while seeing their baristas create a cup of work of art. The wide-range of Indonesian arabica coffee beans which are directly imported from Indonesia will sure please the Singapore coffee lovers.
Since opening their doors in 2013, Tanamera Coffee has been at the forefront of the third wave coffee movement that has taken Indonesia by storm and since then they've shared hundreds of beautiful coffees with thousands of passionate customers.
Working closely with farmers across Indonesia is something that is integral to Tanamera’s success.
Founded by Michael and Ashley LeCaine, LeCaine Gems handcrafts fine Moissanite gold jewellery that is worn by ardent fans from all over the world. They customise chic and contemporary luxury for that special milestone in your life - an everlasting promise.
They believe in ethical business practice which is why they choose to offer Moissanite as their main gemstone instead of Diamonds. What is Moissanite? Moissanite is a near-colorless gemstone that's composed of silicon carbide.
Their Moissanite are lab grown, conflict-free and a premium alternative priced reasonably for the conscientious consumers. LeCaine Gems specialises in custom creating the perfect ring of your dreams, a personal jewellery that is unique to you and your loved one.
Valentino’s new flagship boutique at ION Orchard continues the innovative store concept developed by the Valentino Creative Direction – spacious and modern, the space creates an aesthetic that resonates with audiences today. The boutique carries all womenswear and menswear product categories from ready-to-wear to accessories and fragrances.
Junior The Pocket Bar has opened its doors at a new location on Ann Siang Hill. Formerly part of The Proof Collective, Junior The Pocket Bar is now independently owned by proprietor, Joe Alessandroni, with Hazel Long helming the bar and Peter Chua remaining Bartender in Residence and also becoming an equity partner in the business, Junior Productions Pte Ltd.
Providing guests with the same intimacy and cosiness that Junior is known for, the space currently seats 25 people, and offers a refresh to its latest menu, with some exciting additions.
A locally rooted, modern bar, Junior The Pocket Bar works with local artists and craft producers to showcase the flavours and traditions of the world’s great drinking cultures, reinterpreted for a modern cocktail bar. Junior will retain its rotating concept while establishing a core Junior identify that will remain the backbone of the bar programme.
The updated menu sees the introduction of Junior’s Homebrew & Highballs, which will remain a staple on the menu. These low concept, flavour driven house fermented beverages can be with alcohol (make it boozy) or without (keep it boujee). Flavours include Thai Ginger Beer with mixed ginger, curry spice and sour tamarind (can be spiked with dark rum), and Lacto Lime Soda with salt-cured citrus, lime leaf and soda (with the option to add tequila). Junior’s core menu also includes Eat The Rich, a selection of culinary cocktails paired with a decadent small bite, such as the Deviled Egg Martini with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, botanical infused white port, East India sherry, and grapefruit bitters, served with a Caviar Deviled Egg. A small selection of natural wines, craft beers, and fine spirits rounds out the drink offerings.
Junior’s current concept, Washi is inspired by the bars in Shinjuku’s Golden Gai with a funky, playful twist on the 1980’s Bubble Era Tokyo. The bar’s fifth volume sees origami cocktails such as the Crane, with kyoho grape, Sakura vermouth, cognac and lemon, the Rabbit with miso roast carrot aqavit, honey, lemon and Junmai sake, and the Panda with genmaicha vermouth, sparkling sake botanic vodka and pickled bamboo shoot.
The bar snacks menu has a couple of items that take a nod to the Washi theme with the Tako Wasabi marinated octopus calamansi, wasabi and the Roast Pumpkin Hummus with yellow miso, furikake vegetable crudites. Signature Sandos include the Mala Hot Chicken fried sandwich with Szechuan sauce, purple cabbage slaw and pickled pineapple and the French Dip BÃ nh MÃ with slow-cooked beef shank, onion jam, fresh herbs and spiced beef jus.
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