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NSWFAA 50th Celebrations – Event 1 – Gloucester

February 24 - February 26

New South Wales Floral Art Association invites you to share in our 50th Anniversary Celebrations beginning with Gloucester Bush Barbeque on 

Saturday 25 February 2023 and

Sunday 26 February 2023

Gloucester Recreation Centre, 28 Church Street, Gloucester.

Competition Schedule

OPEN Classes:
1. NSW FAA 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Members can form a team of two. Space 1metre x 1metre x height optional. Size of supplied staging. A stand 80cm x 30cm wide and 150cm high. The distance between the dowels is 65cm. Painted black. Open to first 6 entries. Sketch of staging is available by downloading the schedule. Gloucester 2023 Schedule
2. Table Design for BBQ featuring terracotta and rope.
3. Stacking High
4. Still Life: Cooks and Books – In a Still Life horticultural material does not need to predominate. See images in the gallery www.nswfloralartassociation.org.au

5. Beauty of the Bush
6. Sizzling Hot

NOVICE Classes:
7. Leaf Magic
8. Earthly Delight/s

Bench space for classes 2-8 width 75cm x depth 75cm x height unlimited
Black material covering the bench
Horticultural material must predominate in classes 1-2-3-5-6-7-8
All exhibits judged from both front and sides.
Designs may be brought in ready for staging

This is a two-day event – exhibits to remain on the show bench until 1.00 pm on Sunday 26th February 2023 and may not be removed without agreement of the Committee.
All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.

The following 50th Anniversary Celebration cash prizes will be awarded.
Class 1 – 1st $75 2nd $50 3rd $25
Classes – 2-3-4-5-6-7-8 – 1st $30 2nd $20 3rd $15
Best In Show will receive a Rosette and $50 Bunnings Voucher


Friday 25 February :

Venue open 1pm – Staging of classes

Saturday 26 February:

7am-8:45am Staging of classes (Judging will commence 9am)
9.00am – 9.45am Judging
9.00am – 10.00am Morning Tea
10.00am – 10.45am Acknowledgment of Country
Welcome for the NSWFAA 50th Anniversary Celebrations will be performed by Bettianne Webeck, President of Gloucester Floral Art Group and Madhu Shah, President NSWFAA.
Official Opening will be performed by NSWFAA Co Patron Mrs Margaret Higgins
10.45am – 11.30am Demonstration Peter Rainger – ‘From the Bush’
11.45am – 12.30pm Demonstration Mary Sweeney- ‘Full Circle”
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.15pm Judges’ Comments
2.15pm – 3.00pm Demonstration/Talk Madhu Shah – ‘Line and Space’. 1st in a series on Elements and Principles of Design
3.15pm – 4.45pm **Demo/ workshop ‘Table Florals For Entertaining’ – Mary Fairlie – Cuninghame

Sunday 27 February: 

8.30am – 9.30am NSWFAA General Meeting
9.30am – 11.30am **Demonstrations & Workshops Participants may do both workshops or just one (their choice) – Gayle Robinson
Yarns, Ribbons and Fabrics
Anniversary Bouquet
Covering a Container

** Please see list of materials to bring for all workshops listed.

11.30am Competition Hints and Class Interpretations
Close of Show

Saturday 25th Registrations and workshops (click on the item for online payment)
Members $25.00

Non-Members $30.00

Morning Tea $5.00

Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 

Lunch $10.00

Please mention your special dietary requirements when registering.

Saturday Night 50th Anniversary Celebration Barbeque Dinner
As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebrations the 50th Anniversary Barbeque Dinner
will be complimentary for our members.
Non members will be required to pay $30.00
Please inform Madhu if attending when sending class entries.

Sunday 26th Registration and Workshop (click on the item for online payment)

Members $20.00

Non-Members $25.00

Morning tea $ 5.00

Visitors viewing exhibits only – gold coin donation

Please send registrations and payments to :-
NSWFAA Treasurer Mary Sweeney 418 Pipers Creek Rd, Dondingalong 2440 Or – D/D NAB Bank – NSWFAA Inc. BSB 082 595 – Acc No 663290627
Please use your name as a reference e.g. SWEENEY/FEBRUARYMEETING
Alternatively you can use the links in the Registrations area above to pay online.

Please send class entries to NSW Floral Art Association Show Secretary
by Monday 13th February 2023
Madhu Shah email: madhushah999@hotmail.com m) 0414 606999
All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details where applicable.
(Please don’t forget to book for celebration barbeque dinner when sending entries)

NOVICE: A novice is an exhibitor who has not won a first place at a NSW meeting or
Seminar. After winning three first places a Novice will be promoted to the Intermediate
INTERMEDIATE: An exhibitor who wins three first places will be promoted to the Open
Novice/Intermediate exhibitors may enter the Open section.
If an exhibitor wins a first place, they have to stay in the open section and cannot
compete as a Novice or Intermediate again.

1. An exhibit is made of plant material, with or without accessories, within a space specified
in the Show Schedule.
2. Horticultural material must predominate over all other components of the exhibit, with the
exception of Class 3, where this is optional.
3. Fresh plant material must be in water, or in water-retaining material unless such material
remains turgid throughout the event.
4. Painted and/or artificially coloured plant material may be used.
5. NO AEROSOL/SPRAY painting permitted in the venue or environs.
6. The use of artificial plant material is forbidden.
7. Exhibits must be the individual competitor’s own work
8. Drapes, bases and accessories may be used.
9. Competitors may use their own bases and backing in stated staging areas, but no
attachments to any part of the room is permitted.
10. Competitors are requested to ensure that no water damages the floor, and
worksheets are used on the floor at all times during staging.
11. Competitors must place their own debris in plastic bags and remove to designated disposal
12. NSWFAA does not accept liability for any loss or damage.
13. A design must not be changed in any way after it has been judged.
14. Exhibits will be marked “Not According to Schedule” if they are outside of the Class allotted
15. All exhibits will be judged in accordance with the AFAA Manual.
16. The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
17. No photographs may be transmitted to electronic media prior to judging.
18. Please send class entries to NSW Floral Art Association Show Secretary
Madhu Shah email: madhushah999@hotmail.com m) 0414606999
All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details
where applicable.
19. The Show Committee reserves the right to take entries past the date stated.
20. Competitors should make themselves aware of locally listed noxious weeds,
Weeds of National Significance, National Environmental Alert List Weeds
and Water Weeds.
Details including noxious weeds on the www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/services/environment/environmental

21. Please notify the Show Secretary if you do not wish your name to be posted
next to your design on social media.

Workshop Requirements

Saturday Workshop with Mary Fairlie—Cuninghame
Table Florals for Entertaining 
Sundries – basic toolbox materials (scissors, knife, parafilm, wire etc)
2-3 test tubes – small
galvanised ring (craft ring/ iron ring – 2 same size (e.g 10 cm ) and one 1/3 larger (30 cm)
2-3 (appx 100 – 200 ties) packet of clear cable ties
Flowers – 2- 3 stems only
Line flowers – just a few examples
Calla lilies
1 stem round flower – rose, dahlia, daisy etc
Foliage – Liriope grass, N Z flax split

Sunday Workshop (1) with Gayle Robinson
Frame/Collar Workshop Requirements
– 2x pieces of corrugated cardboard (40cm x 40cm)
– 3 x stub wires
– 2 x fabric (for base) 40cm x 40cms
– 1x roll of ribbon or ball of textured yarn (to complement or contrast with the base fabric, or felt
– stanley knife
– scissors to cut fabric
– texta or pen
– ruler/tape measure
– binding wire or string to tie bouquet
-fabric glue (does not stain the fabric)
Flowers (optional if you wish to make the bouquet):
• any flowers to complement or contrast with the covered fabric frame/collar gerberas,
chrysanthemums, roses or any long-lasting flowers from the garden or natives.
• any foliage e.g. magnolia, ruscus, viburnum, or native foliage eg gum, grevillea

Sunday Workshop (2) with Gayle Robinson
Covered container Workshop Requirements:
– strips (3 cm) wide of fabric (quilting strips or 1/2 jelly roll of fabric strips (Spotlight)
– ribbon or braid for decoration
– 1 x container – shallow 20cm in diameter, a bowl shape with curved edges is ideal
– scissors or pinking shears to cut fabric
– ruler
– fabric glue (does not stain the fabric)
– oasis if you wish to add flowers to your covered container (optional)
Flowers (optional)
• variety of flowers, foliage depending on the type of arrangement you are creating e.g. pave’,
tapestry, linear, contemporary
• any other embellishments (tatami, bamboo, sticks etc)


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Gloucester Recreation Centre
28 Church Street
Gloucester, NSW 2422 Australia


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