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
Don’t miss out on the last booksignings!
BRISBANE: THURS 10 NOV/9-11AM
SYDNEY/NEWTOWN: WED 16 NOV/6.30-8PM
HOBART: SUN 20 NOV/2PM-4PM
Sibella Court, award-winning author, will be on her international book tour during the month of November. She will be launching her third book, ‘Nomad: bringing your travels home’ & will be talking at fun & personal events around the world. Come, bring your friends & have a chat with Sibella & get your new ‘Nomad’ signed. Her books, ‘Etcetera etc: creating beautiful interiors with the things you love’ and ‘The Stylist’s Guide to NYC’ are both best-sellers.
My hardware range has been officially launched at Anthropologie in the States!! All my beautiful hand-crafted pieces will be available at The Society inc. soon but for now check it out here.
Many people would not take a second look at forgotten or superseded hardware, but for me it holds as much wonder as a treasure chest. I used inspiration from my own collection of ageing wood & tarnished metal to create my functional hardware range.
The expertise of old tradesmen: forgers & tinkers & smiths, has been lost over time as handmade became machine made and mass produced. I want to bring back the time when the pieces you bought felt like someone had whittled them or sharpened them to imperfection with their own hands.
The goods they made were so lovely- hardware that should be displayed, not hidden. We’ve lost so much knowledge and understanding of the techniques and skills of these old trades and I wanted to pay homage to them. My hardware range is a tribute to honest materials: metals, rope, wood, tiny little tacks. Beautiful, functional materials that are lovely to look at and inspire the curiosity to reach out and touch. If you can’t afford to renovate, or don’t want to, it is with these, most simple of things that transform a space. Here are some of my favourite pieces: