Mittagong 20 and 21 May 2022

Members and visitors are invited to

Floral Design Competition and Demonstrations
Friday 20 May and Saturday 21 May 2022
at Mittagong R.S.L. Club
Corner of Bessemer Street and Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.

THE HOLDING OF THIS EVENT WILL BE DEPENDENT ON ANY GOVERNMENT OR HEALTH RESTRICTIONS WHICH MAY BE IN PLACE IN MAY

Friday 20 May

9.00 – 9.45am      Judging and morning tea (at own expense)
10.00 -10.15am   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President – Madhu Shah
10.15 -11.45am   Demonstration by Sue Fingleton from Queensland
11.45 -12.30pm   Demonstration/Explanation of the 3-5-8 proportions – Madhu Shah
12.30 -12.45pm  Judges comments/analysis of exhibits
12.45 – 2.00pm   Lunch (at own expense)
2.00 – 2.45pm     Demonstration by Helen Mitchell
3.00 – 3.45pm     Demonstration – Australian native plants in floral art (covers growing, picking and conditioning) – Kim Baillie
3.45pm               NSWFAA Judges Meeting

Saturday 21 May

8.30am               NSWFAA General Meeting
9.30am               Morning tea (at own expense)
10.00 -10.15am Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President – Madhu Shah
10.15 -12.15pm Workshop with Sue Fingleton
12.15 -12.30pm Competition hints / Class Interpretations / Q&A

Close and the dismantling of exhibits

Competition Schedule

Thursday 19 May
4.00pm – 8.00pm   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.
Friday 20 May
7.00am  The RSL Club will be open for staging exhibits.
7.45am – 9.00am  Staging of exhibits (classes 1 – 12)

OPEN TO ALL – Bench space classes 1-5 is 70cm; Class 6 as indicated

Class 1  Tall & Tatamied 
Class 2  Achromatic Fantasy – An Abstract design 
Class 3  A Stamobile – A design combining the features of a stabile and a mobile, in which some parts are fixed and some parts move. The moving part, or parts, must be an integral part and in good scale to the rest of the design. The mobile/s may be attached within the design itself or suspended from above. AFAA Manual definition page 51
Class 4  Autumn Turbulence 
Class 5  A Contemporary Cascade 
Class 6  The Beauty of Foliage – a petite design. A design of any style, over 10cm and less than 23cm overall (height, width and depth). All components, container, plant material, base, etc, must be in scale with one another within the size limitation. AFAA Manual definition page 54). Limited to first 14 entries

INTERMEDIATE refer to Show Rule 22 – Bench space as indicated.
Class 7   Patchwork – Bench space 70cm
Class 8   Buffet Table Design Formal or Informal and as guests are not seated the design may be much higher. Viewed from the front.

NOVICE – refer to Show Rule 22 – Bench space as indicated
Class 9   Patio or Barbeque Table Design For outdoor living, informal types of flowers, fruits, succulents, etc. Baskets, wooden platters, ceramic and pottery containers are more suitable than delicate, finer types of flowers and containers. AFAA Manual definition Page 75 – bench space 70 cm)
Class 10 Monochromatic Beauty – bench space 70 cm One colour, its tints, tones and shades, used in varying amounts to provide variety and interest. Interest may also be gained by emphasis on forms and textures. A limited amount of other-coloured natural stems and/or foliage on the chosen plant material is permitted. Different coloured centres of flowers are best avoided unless the show schedule so allows.

 

SHOW RULES – click here for full list
All classes have green material on the bench except class 6 – to be displayed on grey petite stands on black marble.
Bench space – as indicated. Bench depth 65cm. Height unlimited
Horticultural material to predominate.
All exhibits judged from the front and sides.
Designs may be brought in ready for staging.
This is a two day event – exhibits should remain on the show bench until 12.30pm Saturday 21 May 2022
All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.

NSWFAA Rosette and Bunnings Voucher to the value of $30 will be awarded for the Best in Show selected from the 1st place winners from Classes 1-10

Cost: NSWFAA Members Friday – $25; Saturday- $20
Non Members Friday – $30; Saturday- $25

Visitors
Viewing exhibits only gold coin donation
Attendance at demonstrations $10 each demonstration

All proceeds to the NSW Floral Art Association.



Payment via this website for registration can be made by clicking on the session links below:

NSWFAA Member Friday 20 May 2022

Non Member Friday 20 May 2022

NSWFAA Member Saturday 21 May 2022

Non Member Saturday 21 May 2022

 

Payments can also be made 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

Please send class entries to NSW Floral Art Association Show Secretary by Friday 13th May 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.

Please note – It is the RSL Club’s policy that no food or drink may be brought into the Club

North Rocks 18 and 19 February 2022

North Rocks Invitation

MEMBERS AND VISITORS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A WEEKEND OF DEMONSTRATIONS – WORKSHOPS – COMPETITIONS

on

FRIDAY 18TH – SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2022
  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

OPEN CLASSES
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

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES
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.

NOVICE CLASSES
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.

AFAA Convention 2021

New Visons AFAA Convention

The AFAA 2021 Convention “New Visions” was conducted over 2 days in November completely online.

Results of the competition are now available on this website.

Recordings of the demonstrations and workshops will be available in January 2022.

Thank you all for your support of our first virtual AFAA Convention.

 

Mittagong 2018

Ngaire Gamack demonstration - Broken Pots

You are invited to

FLORAL ART

DEMONSTRATIONS and COMPETITION

to be held on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February 2018 at Mittagong R.S.L. Club

Old Hume Highway, Mittagong 2575.

Programme

THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY

4.00 pm – 8.00 pm     Staging of classes 1 – 12

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY

7.45 am – 9.00 am        Staging for classes 1 – 12

9.00 am – 9.45 am       Judging and morning tea (at own expense)

9.45 am – 10.00 am   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President

10.00 am – 11.30 am   Demonstration – Back to Basics – Cecily Rogers

11.45 am – 12.45 pm   Demonstration – Parallel Arrangements – Mary Sweeney

12.45 pm – 1.15 pm     Judges comments/analysis of exhibits

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm      Lunch (at own expense)

2.15 pm – 3.15 pm     Demonstration – Bush Art – Peter Rainger

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm      Demonstration / Workshop – Floral Jewellery for women and men – Ann Crasti – design to be created for wearing at Friendship Dinner but all welcome to attend.  WORKSHOP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Long nosed or needle nosed pliers and snippers;
  • A spool of decorative wire (may be available on trading table);
  • Cold glue (if you have your own tube);
  • A small selection of any of the following: beads, decorative buttons, small gumnuts, bark, dried flower and grass heads, leaves, anything small and interesting.
  • A few small flowers or succulents

4.30 pm  –                    Judges Meeting

6.30pm                        FRIENDSHIP DINNER (at own expense) –  ALL WELCOME

(Venue to be advised)  –  please wear your floral accessories (women and men) including fascinators, corsages, floral jewellery, crowns and mens buttonholes for judging by a popular vote.

 

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY

8.30 am – 9.30am        NSW FAA General Meeting

9.30 am – 10.00 am     Morning tea (at own expense)

10.00 am – 10.15 am   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President

10.15 am – 11.15 am   Demonstration – Still Life – Modern & Traditional; Assemblage –  Madhu Shah

11.30 am – 12.30 pm   Demonstration  – Wall Hangings – Ngaire Gamack

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm     Competition hints / Class Interpretations / Q&A

Close and dismantling of exhibits

Cost:   NSWFAA Members  –  Friday – $20;    Saturday- $10

Non Members  –  Friday – $25;    Saturday- $15

Visitors viewing exhibits only  –  gold coin donation and/or $5 for each demonstration

All proceeds to the NSW Floral Art Association.

Competition – Open / Intermediate / Novice

Best in Show will be awarded by the judge/s from the 1st place winners of Classes 1-12.

OPEN TO ALL  –  Bench space as indicated

Class 1   It’s All Black and White  Bench Space – 60cm

Class 2   High Tea – horticultural material to predominate – e.g. floral cakes, incorporated with appropriate china / glassware.  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 3   Landscape From A Drone  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 4   Creative Line (Modern Design  –  Line is the dominant element.  A minimum amount of plant material is placed radially in a linear direction.  Man-made objects may be used to provide a line.  The silhouette is open and a modern type of container is used.  Plant material is chosen to provide a modern, dramatic effect and may be manipulated.  AFAA Manual definition page 49).  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 5   My Choice  –  Bench Space – 60cm  (This class may be withdrawn at 4.15pm Friday 2 February if only attending for one day otherwise design must remain on show bench until 12.30 Saturday as the exhibits will be on display to the public until 12 noon).

Class 6   Entwined – a petite design.  (A design of any style, over 10cm and less than 23cm overall (height, width and depth).  All components, container, plant material, base, etc, must be in scale with one another within the size limitation.  AFAA Manual definition Page 54)

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASSES:  refer to Show Rule 22.  Bench space as indicated.

Class 7   Still Life  –  Morning Tea (Modern Design  –  a design of plant material and related objects of everyday life with a similar purpose presented in a unified grouping.  Objects should be actual size and true to function and chosen for their contrasting harmony of colour, form, texture, size and contribution to interpreting the theme and design.  The design is interpreted more by the objects used than by the plant material.  Refer page 52 of AFAA Manual).  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 8   Diagonal Line (Traditional Design  –  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.  The design is viewed frontally.  AFAA Manual definition page 41 and diagrams pages 85 & 86).  Bench Space – 60cm

Class 9   Wrap and Roll  –  Bench Space – 40cm  (This class may be withdrawn at 4.15pm Friday 2 February if only attending for one day otherwise design must remain on show bench until 12.30 Saturday as the exhibits will be on display to the public until 12 noon).

 

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

Class 10  Patio or Barbeque Table Arrangement  –  A design for outdoor living, generally informal (refer Informal Design page 132 (b)).  May be more creative and interesting.  Informal types of flowers, fruits, succulents, etc and baskets, wooden platters, ceramic and pottery containers are more suitable than delicate, finer types of flowers and containers.  Refer pages 74-75 of AFAA Manual).  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 11  Horizontal Design – Dominant placements are horizontal.  Bench Space – 70cm

Class 12  Take 3  –  Bench Space – 30cm  (This class may be withdrawn at 4.15pm Friday 2 February if only attending for one day otherwise design must remain on show bench until 12.30 Saturday as the exhibits will be on display to the public until 12 noon).

 

Registration and Class entries no later than Monday 29 January would be appreciated – please register by completing the form below. The Show Secretary will acknowledge all registrations by email.

Registration – NSWFAA Mittagong 2018

* indicates required




SHOW RULES

All classes have green material on the bench except class 6 – which will be on grey petite stands on a black marble bench.

  • Bench space  –  as indicated   
  • Bench depth 65cm                                    
  • Height unlimited
  • Horticultural material to predominate                                
  • All exhibits judged from the front and sides.
  • Designs may be brought in ready for staging.                   
  • All exhibits judged under the guidelines of the AFAA Manual.
  1. An exhibit is made of plant material, with or without accessories, within a space specified in the Show Schedule.
  2. The use of artificial plant material is forbidden.
  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. Plant material must predominate over all other components of the exhibit.
  6. Judges decision is final and no correspondence with be entered into.
  7. Exhibits must be the individual competitor’s own work.
  8. Drapes, bases and accessories may be used.
  9. All class entries to be received by Monday 29 January to Show Secretary Ray Bradley
  10. All acceptances will be acknowledged by email with further details where applicable.
  11. Competitors are requested to ensure that no water damages the floor and that worksheets are used on the floor at all times during staging.
  12. Competitors must place own debris in plastic bags and remove the same to designated disposal areas.
  13. NO AEROSOL/SPRAY painting permitted in the venue or environs.
  14. A design must not be changed in any way after it is judged.
  15. NSWFAA does not accept liability for any loss or damage.
  16. Competitors may use own bases and backing in stated staging areas but no attachment to any part of the room.
  17. Exhibits will be marked “Not According to Schedule” if they are out of the Class allotted space.
  18. Judging will be in accordance with the AFAA Manual.
  19. The Show Committee reserves the right to accept entries past the date stated.
  20. No photographs may be transmitted to electronic media prior to judging.
  21. Competitors should make themselves aware of locally listed Noxious Weeds, Weeds of National Significance, National Environmental Alert List Weeds and Water Weeds. Details for Noxious Weeds in the Southern Highlands can be found at wsc.nsw.gov.au/services/environment/environmental-information/flora-fauna/noxious-weeds
  22. NOVICE: A novice is an exhibitor who has not won a first place at a NSWFAA meeting or Seminar.  After winning five first places a Novice will be promoted to the Intermediate Section.

INTERMEDIATE:  An exhibitor who wins three first places will be promoted to the Open Section.

Novice/Intermediate exhibitors may enter the Open section.  If an exhibitor wins a first place, they have to stay in Open grade and cannot compete as a Novice or Intermediate again.