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North Rocks 18 and 19 February 2022

February 18 - February 19

North Rocks Invitation



  at North Rocks Community Church 132-136 North Rocks Rd, North Rocks NSW

“Near to The City”

THURSDAY 17 February
3 – 6pm Staging of classes

FRIDAY 18 February
7 – 8.30am Staging of classes 1-9 (all classes 75cm bench width and height unlimited) Judging will commence at 8.45am
9.30 – 10.00 Morning Tea 
10.00 – 10.15 Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President
10.15 – 11.00 Inspired By ? Demonstration by Michael Cordeiro
11.15 –12.00 A Presentation on the Interpretation of Class Titles, Elements & Principles, and how to analyse your own designs.
12.00 –12.30 Judges comments/analysis of exhibits
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch (BYO due to COVID requirements)
1.30 – 3.15 Demonstration and Workshop with Mary Fairlie-Cuninghame on Wrapping and Concealing Vials/Tubes. A list of workshop materials to bring will be sent soon.
3.30 – 4.15 Demonstration by Helen Mitchell – Colour Continued
4.30 – 5pm NSWFAA Judges meeting

SATURDAY 19th February
8.30 – 10.00 NSWFAA General Meeting
Morning Tea 
10.00 Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President
10.00 -12.30 Workshop/Demonstration with Gwen Hartley and Fae Gill Making a Wall Hanging using the Bandhanwar technique
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch (BYO) and Dismantling of exhibits
1.30 – 2pm Competition hints/Class Interpretations/Q &A/ Close

Class 1 ‘Circular Rhythm/s’
Class 2 ‘Mutilated and Manipulated’
Class 3 ‘Overflowing’
Class 4 ‘Textural Qualities’
Class 5 ‘Pot et Fleur’ A Design Style – AFAA Manual p43
Definition of a Pot et Fleur
⦁ A design incorporating growing plants and fresh cut flowers assembled in one container, which may be in or out of the pots
⦁ Plants should be chosen for their similar cultural needs, and to provide a variety of heights, shapes, textures and colours.
⦁ Driftwood, interesting branch/es (without foliage) and stones may be used.
⦁ A suitable ancillary container to hold the cut flowers should be positioned to keep the soil out, and allow water to be added
⦁ Moss, stones, bark or wood may be used to cover the soil
⦁ Cut foliage should not be used

Class 6 ‘Inspired by Wood’
Class 7 ‘Formal Linear’ A Design Style – AFAA Manual p59
Definition of a FORMAL LINEAR
This design is where the line and form of the material are exploited to their limits.
⦁ Line can travel in any direction.
⦁ Generally asymmetrical balance (symmetrical balance is possible) – a few simple forms only used and shown to maximum effect.
⦁ Design is all-important. Usually Radial – starts from the centre of growth that holds the design together.
⦁ The lines can be curved, straight or in parallel forms.
⦁ Materials are grouped together in their own area.
⦁ Lines should not be crossed.
⦁ Restraint is important
⦁ ‘Less is more’ is very pertinent to this design.

Class 8 ‘Sticks, Stones and Succulents’
Class 9 ‘A Basic Modern’ A Design Style – AFAA Manual p48
Definition of a BASIC MODERN A tailored design, using a minimum of material which has strong impact.
It has one centre of interest coinciding with the point of emergence from the container (radial construction). The simplest of the Modern (20th Century) designs. The few but significant pieces of good quality, clear-cut plant material should be chosen to create height (or width) and interesting spaces, contrasts of form and texture, also rhythm. Some plant material needs to unify and harmonise with the modern concept container. Mechanics should be inconspicuous – a pinholder may be the best option. No unnecessary material which may detract from the tailored effect and strong impact – a minimum of material for maximum effect.

  • A Rosette and Bunnings Voucher to the value of $30, will be awarded to the Best in Show, selected from the 1st place winners from Classes 1-9.
  • Bench space – as indicated. Bench depth 75cm. Height unlimited
  • Green material covering the bench.
  • Horticultural material must predominate.
  • 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 Saturday 19th February 2022 and may not be removed without agreement of the Committee.
  • All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.
  • Exhibitors must notify the Show Secretary if they do not wish their name to be published on social media.

A full list of Show Rules may be viewed by clicking here.

You can register and pay  to attend any day by clicking these links. Registrations for the competition must be sent separately to the Show Secretary listed below.

NSWFAA Member Registration Friday 18 February 2022

Non-Member Registration Friday 18 February 2022

Morning and Afternoon Teas Friday 18 February 2022

NSWFAA Member Registration Saturday 19 February 2022- No Workshop Materials

NSWFAA Member Registration Saturday 19 February 2022 – INCLUDING WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Non-Member Registration Saturday 19 February 2022 – No Workshop Materials

Non-Member Registration Saturday 19 February 2022 – INCLUDING WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Morning and Afternoon Teas Saturday 19 February

Visitors viewing exhibits only – gold coin donation

Alternatively you can 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

Please send class entries to NSW Floral Art Association Show Secretary by Friday 11th February 2022
Deidre Hill email: quindalupnursery@bigpond.com m) 0475 907 203 – Home 0248871254
All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details where applicable.


February 18
February 19
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North Rocks Community Church
132 North Rocks Road
North Rocks, NSW 2151 Australia
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