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.
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Saturday 23rd May 12, 2015
The Society inc. Warehouse
3.02 – 75 Mary Street
St Peters NSW 2044
In this intimate workshop Sibella Court, interior stylist and owner of The Society inc, will discuss the process of styling and how items from our collections have inspired her work.
On an adventure through our historical archives, Court discovered the story of collectors from the 19th and early 20th centuries including Alexander Macleay, first resident of Elizabeth Bay House, and Frederick P Dodd, who created one of the most impressive Australian entomological collections. The story of Dodd’s creative sensibilities and the world and time in which he lived appealed to Court, and inspired her to share the many ways nature and history can be translated into an interior.
Sibella Court is an interior stylist, owner of The Society inc. store., product designer and bestselling author of the books Etcetera etc, The stylist’s guide to NYC,Nomad and Bowerbird. She creates commercial interiors for clients in Australia and overseas, contributes to leading interior and fashion magazines and has a 110-paint colour paint range as well as soap, decorative hardware ranges. She works regularly with Anthropologie and will be launching a clothing, scent and bed linen range with the retailer this year.
Elizabeth Bay House
Saturday 29 June
2.00pm — 4.00pm
General $85 | Member/conc $80 | Bookings essential
The Society Inc. is holding a special ‘Welcome to Australia’ party for the New York duo behind Confetti Systems!
A friendship born from a shared love of communal celebration and craft-making, bought together Julie Ho & Nicholas Anderson to create this special brand. Julie and Sibella have been friends for a long time, and also worked together in New York.
Please join us at the shop on June 19th, 6pm-8pm to celebrate, mulled wine in hand.
There will also be products available to purchase on the night.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
The Society Inc.
18 Stewart Street,
At last you can now come & hear about my love of the still-life!! Robyn Stacey has collaborated with the Historic Houses Trust to create her book, House & is exhibiting the beautiful photographs at the Museum of Sydney. My good friends at the Caroline Simpson Library recommended me to speak for the occasion.
You will have the opportunity to hear about my memories & stumbles upon the painted form of still-life and how that affected me in my career as a stylist, the photographers that I have worked with along the way and the process of edit & elimination when creating a still-life will be addressed.
Visual stimulation will lead the conversation & I will create an interesting context to view the exhibition in after a drink & chat & talk.
Questions as usual are encouraged!! Book for next Wednesday, Dec 7. More info & tickets here. This is a real treat for me as the HHT are very special & my collaborations with them have been truly wonderful.
SOUVENIRS OF ETCETERA: PHOTOGRAPHS
I am creating an installation so you can explore within life-size pages of Etcetera.
At Barometer Gallery, you can touch, see, marvel & enjoy, as if you are within the photographs, discovering them in a space that you exist in, rather than the book that you hold within your hands.
This exhibition is made up of all of our favourite photographs: mine, photographer Chris Courts’ & most importantly, you. We asked you all to tell us your most inspiring photographs to create a collection that is hand-picked & considered.
You will be able to feel & experience all the special textured papers that make up Etcetera. Choose & purchase your favourite photographs based on both content, scale & paper textures.
Opening Night: Tuesday 15 November/ 5-7pm
Open: Wednesday 16 – Sat 19 November/ 12-6pm
Exhibition Event: Q&A with author, Sibella Court and photographer, Chris Court/ Saturday 19th November/ 2-4pm
13 Gurner St
Paddington, NSW, 2021
(02) 9358 4968
‘Nomad: Bringing your travels home’ by Sibella Court, Melbourne booksigning now happening after great demand!
MONDAY 14th NOVEMBER 2011/ 6 – 8pm
1044 High Street
Armadale Vic. 3143
T: 9576 2555