Arts Drinks 2015

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Arts Drinks 2015


Arts Drinks 2015


Arts Drinks is a new monthly networking initiative event to connect arts and creative professionals working in Singapore to wider opportunities for explorations beyond their usual reach locally and internationally. Arts Drinks launches on December 10, 2015 at Ricciotti Italian Restaurant in the central heart of Singapore’s new museum district.

Art Drinks is then slated to be held monthly on every second Tuesday beginning February 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Each edition will highlight an artist, designer or creative team to share insights from their practice. The venue Ricciotti provides a meeting place as well as focal point for people to talk, learn, challenge and share experiences that are important to working arts and creative professionals in Asia.

“When we conceived Ricciotti, our ambition was to create a more complete experience, embracing other aspects of Italy’s interesting lifestyle such as modern art, music, design and other cultural experiences.” – Ottavio Gori, Managing Director Ricciotti


Peter Arnoud Bensen is a professional artist and designer specializing in woodwork, furniture and sculptures. Born in the Netherlands, Bensen became a sub seas diving engineer trained by the Dutch Special Forces. His 21 year career in the underwater environment presented experiences of the raw power, danger and beauty of the ocean which taught him to work with nature rather than destroy or fight it. This new perspective is Bensen’s main principle for his art and design practice after retiring from professional diving.


Art Drinks is scheduled to debut on Thursday December 10, 2015 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Ricciotti Restaurant 20 Upper Circular Road, B1-49/50 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416.
Tel: (65) 6533 9060

In addition to complimentary Italian finger food from the Ricciotti kitchen, Happy Hour prices for all alcoholic drinks from the bar will be available for arts and creative professionals in attendence. ***A Halal drinks menu will also be on offer for Italian coffee and beverages.


Jane M. Shishido is an art advisor, writer and publicist based in Singapore. She works with artists, curators, gallerists and art fair directors from Asia, Europe, UK, USA and in the Asia-Pacific region. Originally from, Honolulu, Hawaii she is an American citizen, but permanent resident of Singapore. Her Asian ethnic heritage is Japanese and she is currently researching photography for independent publishing.

Ricciotti Restaurant aims to let people experience dining like a guest in an Italian home. At the Riverwalk location since 2004, the restaurant stands out not only for it’s good food, but also for being a fashionable, yet cosy place with great design, contemporary art, music and exceptional service.