LECTURE Sibella Court

by - Monday, May 14, 2012

Sibella Court
Still Life with Stylist
Wednesday October 17

Photo Chris Court

Join internationally renowned stylist, designer, and author Sibella Court for her Canadian debut. In this lecture Sibella will talk about the tradition of still life and how it has deeply influenced her ideas, her work, and ultimately her career.

The experience of still life in such artists as Caravaggio, Anne Vallayer-Coster, and Giorgio Morandi runs through art and culture to surface again in modern photography. Much more than a collection of things, for Sibella still life works within the symbolism of objects to generate feelings of place or atmosphere or to evoke the mood of an era.

Sibella will discuss her work with photographers and her process: source, arrange, and edit. She will describe her love of the “perfect” still life and explain how her work with objects—from a tabletop collection of scissors to a complete interior—is all, ultimately, expression of the same desires and intentions.

Sibella Court is an interior stylist and creative director: from vision and concept through to direction and creation. Her most recent spaces include El Loco, 30 Knots, Upstairs at the Beresford, MsG’s, York 75, Bistrode CBD, and Private Dining at Ivy.

After 10 years living and working in New York, she returned home to Sydney, Australia, to launch her brand and shop: The Society Inc. Her store is home to hardware, haberdashery, and treasures collected while adventuring into terrains less trodden.

In New York she has styled for Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Saks on Fifth Ave, Pottery Barn, Target, Anthropologie, and West Elm. Publications showing her work include Gourmet, Marie Claire, and Vogue Living. Her other projects include a nail polish line, hardware design, and a 110-colour paint range.

She has accumulated over twenty years of global inspiration from frequent trips to South East Asia, India, Europe, the Middle East, the United States, Central America, and Australia. She travels alone and with the Anthropologie inspiration team.

Sibella is also a best-selling author. Her award-winning titles include: Etcetera: Creating Beautiful Interiors with the Things You Love, The Stylist’s Guide to NYC and Nomad: A Global Approach to Interior Style. She has written extensively for publications such as CountryStyle, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue Living.

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