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North Rocks Sydney May 2021

May 14 - May 15

Members, Friends and visitors are invited to attend Floral Design Competitions and Demonstrations on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th May 2021 at North Rocks Community Hall, 132, North Rocks Rd, North Rocks.

The conducting of this event will be dependent on any Government or Health restrictions, which may be in place

Thursday 13th May
4.00 pm – 7.00 pm – An area will be available for creating exhibits – please note there will be no staging of exhibits on Thursday.
All designs may be brought in ready for staging on Friday morning.

Friday 14th May
7.00 am – the hall will be open for staging exhibits.
7.45 am – 9.00 am  Staging of exhibits (classes 1 – 8)

9.00am – 9.45am  Judging and morning tea
10.00am – 10.15am Opening and welcome by NSWFAA President Madhu Shah
10.15am – 10.45am Demonstration & Talk on Period Designs – Madhu Shah
10.45am – 11.30am Demonstrations on Traditional Designs – Cecily Rogers
11.30am – 12.00 Demonstration on Modern Designs – Ngaire Gamack
12.00 – 12.30pm Judges comments/analysis of exhibits
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.45pm – 2.15pm Demonstration by Michael Cordeiro “Bold Structures”
2.15pm – 3.45pm Workshop on new techniques
4.00pm – 4.30pm NSWFAA Judges Meeting

Saturday 15th May
8.30am – 9.30am NSWFAA General Meeting
9.30am – 10.00am Morning tea
10.00am – 10.15am Opening and welcome by NSWFAA President Madhu Shah
10.15am – 10.45am Demonstration by Helen Mitchell “Commanding Colour – Charming
Complimentary & Tantalizing Tetrad”
11.00am – 11.45am Demonstration on European Designs by Mary Sweeney
12.00 – 12.45pm Demonstration on Contemporary Designs Mary Fairlie-Cunningham
1.00pm – 1.30pm Lunch / Dismantling of exhibits
1.30pm – 2.00pm Competition hints / Class Interpretations / Q&A/Close



Classes 1-2-4 bench space 70cm wide; Class 3 to be displayed on grey miniature stand.
OPEN Class 1 Cane, Cork and Colour – (Interpretive)

OPEN Class 2 Diagonal Line – (a Traditional Design) refer definition page 41 AFAA Manual.
A Diagonal Line is based on a straight line between two opposite angles of a rectangle. The length of the diagonal line is approximately one and a half times the height of the container. Tall, slim containers are suited.

OPEN Class 3 Textural Variations – (a Miniature Design) refer definition page 53 AFAA Manual. A very small design, 7.5cm to 10cm overall (height, width and depth). It is the reproduction of any style of design in a smaller size. The scale of all components is particularly important.

OPEN Class 4 Botanical – (Interpretive) using part/s of one plant.


INTERMEDIATE Classes: refer to Show Rule 22 – Classes 5-6 bench space 70cm

INTERMEDIATE Class 5 Parallel Vegetative – (a European Design) refer definitions pages 62/63 AFAA Manual. Lines that have the same direction or course are called parallel. The stems are placed parallel to each other, straight or curved, horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Differences in height prevent rigidity in parallel designs. Use material in its natural growth habit, and from a similar ecological area of growth, e.g. wet, arid etc.

INTERMEDIATE Class 6 Autumn Glow (Interpretive)


NOVICE CLASSES – refer to Show Rule 22 – Bench space as indicated

NOVICE Class 7 Vertical Line – (a Traditional Design) bench space 50cm refer definition page 42 AFAA Manual A tall slender design with a strong upward line. Material may extend a little below the rim of the container.

NOVICE Class 8 Up in Flames (Interpretive) – bench space 60cm

Bench space – as indicated. Bench depth 75cm. Height unlimited
Horticultural material must predominate.

All exhibits judged from the 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 15th May 2021 and may not be removed without agreement of the Committee

All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.

General Show Rules apply. Please click here to view.

Best in show Rosette and $20 Bunnings voucher will be awarded from the 1st place winners of Classes 1-8

Class entries, attendance registration and lunch bookings would be appreciated no later than Monday 10th May 2021. Please register with: Ray Bradley (E) rbb1945@bigpond.net.au (T) 02 4861 4090

NSWFAA Members Friday – $20: Saturday- $20
Non Members Friday – $25: Saturday- $25
Visitors viewing exhibits only – gold coin donation
Lunches: $10 – Morning and Afternoon Tea – $5

Send cheque made payable to NSW Floral Art Association 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/MAY MEETING



May 14
May 15




North Rocks Community Hall
132 North Rocks Road
North Rocks, NSW 2151 Australia
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