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Glenmore House Spring Open Garden

The Society Inc by Sibella Court | Glenmore House

I’ve long been a fan and friend of Mickey Robertson who runs Glenmore House, a collection of early colonial farm buildings situated in the foothills of the Razorback Range near Camden. She’s done a wonderful job of transforming and restoring the homestead to its former glory: cow shed, dairy stable, barn & hayshed are now connected by tracks and pathways, hedges and gardens. The grounds are a wonderful setting for a private event and formed the perfect backdrop to feature in my book Bowerbird!


To celebrate the coming of spring, Glenmore House is opening its doors to the public over the weekend of the 15th & 16th of October. Whilst wandering and exploring the gardens and veggie patches, you can also peruse the stalls from assorted makers (us included!). Opening times are 10am-4.30pm with an entrance fee of $10 and you can find more information at

What better way to spend a fine spring day than in a farmhouse garden!

The Society Inc by Sibella Court | Glenmore House
The Society Inc by Sibella Court | Glenmore House



Colour Box Workshop Reminder


I will be running a Colour Box Workshop on Saturday 30th July and there are still a few spots available!

As well as talking about how I came up with my paint palettes, I will help you unlock your very own unique colour palette. It can be found by looking carefully at the things you surround yourself with: your clothes, the invitations & ephemera you keep, patterns you buy, jewellery you wear, bits n’bobs, even your teacups & plates! If you put your favourite things together you notice the same colours are repeated again & again. From this you can discover the colours that make you happy, how they can sit together & be applied into your interiors.

You’re encouraged to bring a box with some of your favourite items & ephemera.

The Society inc | Colour Box Workshop Reminder

Date & Time: 1pm – 2:30pm – Saturday 30th July, 2016.

Cost: $85, this price includes a signed copy of Bowerbird by Sibella Court.

Where: The Society inc: Warehouse 3.02, 75 Mary St, St Peters NSW, 2044.

Buy your tickets here.


Amulet Making Workshop

The Society inc | Amulet Workshop

Everyone needs a little bit of extra protection, so this Saturday I will be holding a workshop for kids who would like to get creative during the holidays! During this one hour workshop I will help the kids make their very own special protective amulet for them to wear. Details are below, and parents you can purchase a ticket from our online store.

Ages 4-12 (parents are invited to join in if they like)

We will supply hand dyed shibori leather, a variety of curious jingle jangle & leather thonging.

You will need to bring your own scissors, and if your child has a special shell, bead, notion or small found object they would like to incorporate into their amulet, please feel free to bring along.

This class is limited to 16

Tickets $25

WHEN: Saturday 9th July 10am – 11.30am

WHERE: The Society inc. Warehouse, 3.02 – 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW 2044


Opening Night of Potholes & Great Whites

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The sprawling scapes of raw and relaxed artist Charly Wrencher could never sit comfortably in a sterile vacuum or white cube gallery. His works need something more, something warm and temporal not just a blank space. Pioneering, MacGyvering and reimaging the art gallery brought him to the Society Inc.

Entrusting his enormous canvases of hand mixed pigment to Sibella’s stylist eye; the paintings were woven seamlessly into Sibella’s slapdash imaginarium of hardware & haberdashery, oddities & curiosities. A painting as a lean to against a wall of swatches, the rolling hills of Myocum Glimpse reimagined as a headboard over our four-poster bed made of natural birch – the display was a match made!

Charly’s charcoal scribbles, washed oils and layered pigment were at home amongst the vintage buoys, wooden stools, leather hides, still lives of ceramics and hardware, and of course the statement McTavish surfboards. Guests enjoyed a spread of cheeses, dry meats, marinated olives & French champagne and amongst the paintings were bunches of seasonal blooms by young local florist Sophie Rothwell. A night for the books, we thank Charly for letting his paintings, some of which took over 4 years to paint, into our Society.

‘Potholes & Great Whites’ is running at The Society Inc. until October 10th

If you would like to make an appointment to view the artworks before or after business hours please email


The Pirate & the Matador Opening Night


Step aboard me hearties, adventures wait on hand

But once you tread the creaking decks no more you’ll walk on land

Guests were greeted with ice-cold Mount Gay rum and ginger beer when they came aboard master shipwright, Elise Cameron-Smith’s floating flotilla on Wednesday night. Everyone huddled around custom wooden sheds by carpenter Felix Allen, & with the Rolling Stones blaring toes were tapping and smiles were aplenty.

Each of Elise’s miniature sailing boats is searching for a new port to call her own. A shanty tale tells the story behind each of the boat’s bespoke names like Aurora, Wild Horse, and of course The Pirate, and The Matador.

Join Elise this Saturday for her Miniature Boat Building Workshop in our warehouse. You will be provided with all you need to craft a mini sailboat of your own. All you need to bring are your own scissors, some treasures and nick knacks to decorate your boat & don’t forget to have a name in mind for her. Elise will be toiling away for chatting & to show her wares from 11am.

Join the fleet. If you want to buy a boat come and visit us at the warehouse, or take a look at our website. All of the boats are available online as well. Book your tickets for the workshop here.

Sibella x

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The Society inc. closed Monday

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We’re doing a reshuffle at The Society inc. and will be shutting our barn doors on Monday 18th May.

Come and check out our fabulous new fit out inspired by the fishing net sheds of Hastings when we reopen.

For after hours on Wednesday come along to the Pirate and the Matador.