Senso Art Gallery Cafe first opened its door in November 2017 after 5 years of refining the idea of melding the appreciation of art, the therapy of retail, the enjoyment of food, and the experience of social space. By repurposing the spaces that engage our 5 senses by sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, Senso Art Gallery Cafe seeks to bring a total art-lifestyle experience, where arts, people from all walks of life, food and all things inspirational harmonise.
Senso Art Gallery Cafe is but a humble, unpretentious cafe filled with little bits and bobs, showcasing a myriad of carefully curated selection of creative pieces and artwork where patrons could bring home a piece of something artisanal. It is a cosy to-go place away from the hustle and bustle of city life where you can be comfortable and feel at home. Not only do like-minded people gather to pursue passion of art together, Senso Art Gallery Cafe provides a platform for local, resident and foreign artists to showcase their work, as well as enrichment workshops to learn, appreciate and enjoy art.
The ever-evolving space at Senso Art Gallery Cafe is a reflection of a design philosophy - every day is a piece of art - you can see, feel, sense and experience it, somehow, somewhat, any where.
After fulfilling her dream to become an artist, the Founder, Catherine Chai, decided to take a great leap of faith to embark on the next phase of her life in starting up Senso Art Gallery Cafe, where she translated her 5 years of sketching her ideals on blueprint to reality. It was her father's demise that spurred Catherine in turning her grief to strength where she actively pursuing this dream when she realised life is too short-lived to live another day wasted.
As a consummate artist herself, Catherine stays true to her ethos when she weaves together pieces of her dreams and memories with Senso Art Gallery Cafe to capture the very essence of art-lifestyle.
Catherine's interest in arts was piqued at a tender age – and it developed into a full-blown passion for everything creative- even taking a stroll in the garden, she can observe the ground that is strewn with foliages to be a creative composition and posted on Instagram her thoughts behind this 'natural artwork'. In her own little ways, Catherine hopes to share that familial spirit that puts smiles on our faces and keeps us going with inspirations from daily living.
All thanks to her mum's influence, Catherine's indefatigable spirit was inculcated since young, where she always view life with zest, no ifs ands or buts. She believes that each day is godsend with new sense of meaning and purpose to life and is abound with opportunities to make a difference. As a self-professed people person who loves to engage in little talks with the people she meets and the customers she serves, Catherine has a knack to make everyone feels at home with her sunny disposition. When she isn't bustling around attending to the customers, Catherine takes time to spruce up every nook and crannies, adding small touches to make the space more cosy for her customers.
Known to be a stalwart, Catherine always push boundaries of the norms to bring satisfied smiles from her patrons to Senso Art Gallery Cafe.
Art all around us and is part of our lives, where each day gives a new meaning to life, and make everyday a little different, with stories that made memories. Art is like a plain canvas that allow us to freely express what we think, we hear, we see, we feel and experience. It allows us to live and re-live a universe re-defined, where it opens up world of possibilities creatively, and also gives us a deeper awareness of ourselves, transforming us into a better and more sensitive person. It is a matter of how you express yourself, how you see things around you, how you live your daily life purposefully and seeking new meaning to the otherwise mundane world. Art is but a journey of self-discovery and a lifestyle.
Each in its part gives Senso Art Gallery Cafe a sense of identity and place.
We provide the platform and space for artists and talents to showcase their art and creativity, and help to promote awareness for the public to appreciate and support their work. We also hope to foster a community of like-minded souls not only for social engagement, but in a bid to help support the livelihood of artists and talents as well.
Just like the way we created our space for the total experience, we hand-crafted our food to titillate your taste buds in delightful ways. We also take concerted effort in sourcing out purveyors who can provide value and quality not only to satisfy just the taste buds, but appealing to our eyes.
Aside to learning and appreciate art through workshops, It is also a holistic form of education, especially to the young generation where they may lack certain exposure in the archaic and primitive art scenes. We hope that through such workshops, the young generation can embrace the true spirit of art-lifestyle where they can impact the creative scenes in the future. Any one from all walks of life can unleash the full potential in creativity, and balance life in the 5 senses, whether as a novice or an amateur. Our professional artists will provide personalised coaching and guidance while you enjoy hands-on experience.