Two restaurants â€“ Greenhouse and Summer Pavilion â€“ in the east wing of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore are undergoing renovations from now until late August, but unless you are a regular at the hotel, you would barely notice it.
The luxury property has put up a wall to shield guests from works being done to the east wing, and in front of that now sits a pop-up French-styled cafÃ© and an area where five featured artists will paint â€˜liveâ€™. Four distinct themes have been commissioned to allude to each transformation phase of the restaurants.
The project reflects the hotelâ€™s love for the arts. Did you know it houses more than 4,000 art pieces and offers free self-guided podcast art tours? Well, now you do!
Deconstruction, which ran from March 30 to April 11, featured a 3D painting of Greenhouse being prepped for renovations. It was followed by Curiosity, led by Ernest Zacharevic who hand-painted the famous murals around Penangâ€™s George Town.
Local Chinese brush painting extraordinaire, Monica Chua Ah-Huwa, kicked off The Metamorphic Journey in May, and from June 15-21 you can catch Milica Bravacic-Milla work on a Peranakan themed art installation. The Metamorphic Journey will end with a Colonial themed art piece undertaken by Nanyang Girlsâ€™ High School students and Ly Yeow.
The finale in August, The Reveal, will see Karl Kerridge sketch â€˜liveâ€™ a realistic representation of the interior of the transformed restaurant.