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.
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.
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
WHEN: Saturday 9th July 10am – 11.30am
WHERE: The Society inc. Warehouse, 3.02 – 75 Mary Street, St Peters NSW 2044
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The Pirate and The Matador
The Pirate and The Matador ruled the oceans worlds apart
The Caribbean and The Spanish Maine salt in their veins and heart
Ruled with musket and cutlas, upon the open seas
Feared all over the salty world, treasures waiting for you, for me
Now they’re down in the Southern Ocean, searching far and wide
Seeking out a dominance, nowhere to run or hide
So step aboard me hearties, adventures wait on hand
But once you tread the creaking decks, no more you’ll walk on land
Join shipwright, Elise Cameron-Smith for a very special exhibition of her fleet of mini ships at The Society Inc. The opening launch is on Wednesday, the 20th of May at 6-8pm. All are welcome to come along, be consumed in her world of small seafaring quests and join our little flotilla.
The Pirate and The Matador –
The Society Inc. is hosting a very special workshop with master shipwright, Elise Cameron-Smith, in handcrafting your own miniature sailing boat. You will be provided with all you need to build the frame of your sailboat, but come with a name in mind for her. Bring your own collection of small curiosities and treasures, from feathers to sea glass or shells, to adorn your boat while she is becalmed. Be bold, fly the skysails and join the fleet. And don’t forget to bring your own scissors.
BUY TICKETS HERE
Saturday 23rd May 12, 2015
The Society inc. Warehouse
3.02 – 75 Mary Street
St Peters NSW 2044