Vault This Way
Following licensing complications, one of our favorite hangouts The Vault (www.thevault.com.sg) has moved to 23 Circular Road at Boat Quay. The new space occupies a sprawling 5,500 sq. ft. spread over four shophouse units, split into a 40-seater Kitchen for bistro dining an 80-seater Lounge for drinking and dancing. Expect a similar aesthetic at the new digs with lots of dark brick and metal for a New York vibe. Even the same three-ton historic vault door has been reinstalled at the new premise. Some upcoming events to check out: An art exhibition by local artist Sufian Samsiyar on Nov 14, 8pm, and the popular Sunday Artists Market on Dec 8, 1pm. Another venue that's closed and is not relocating is Avalon, which finally shuttered its doors last week after a turbulent two years.
If you've not gotten your tickets to this year’s ZoukOut (www.zoukout.com), happening Dec 13-14 at Siloso Beach, you’d better do it now. Pay just $98 for a one-day Happy Hour ticket (limited to 2,000) that are still available on the site, or get a two-day festival pass for $168. The big names in the year’s lineup include Martin Solveig, Seth Troxler and Afrojack, as well as Zouk residents Hong and Jeremy Boon and local up-and-comers Marco Weibel and The Professor.
Even with the Singapore Biennale just starting, exhibitors and artists are already gearing up for next year’s Art Apart Fair, which will take place Jan 17-19, 2014 at PARKROYAL at Pickering (3 Upper Pickering St., 6809-8888), held in conjunction with Art Week Singapore. Calls are open now for emerging and mid-career artists to have their works showcased at the fair, which will feature the theme “The Artists’ Garden” held inside a 2,000 sq. ft. presidential suite at the venue. More than 100 artworks will be featured, including participating artists from Indonesia, Russia, China and Vietnam. “The novel and picturesque hotel setting and unusual display options make for a lively and memorable experience,” says Utterly Art founder Pwee Kheng Hock, who participated at this year’s previous edition a couple of months back. Interested artists and exhibitors can email Rosalind at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot at the show.