AFAA Convention 2021

New Visons AFAA Convention

AFAA Convention 2021

NSW Floral Art Association Committee and members look forward to welcoming you to Mittagong in the picturesque Southern Highlands for the AFAA Convention 2021 – New Visions.

The full programme document that you can download below has the timetable, competition schedule, demonstrator information, flower suppliers, accommodation, transport and local area information.

Full Programme and Schedule AFAA Convention 2021

 

The registration form you can download below needs to be completed and returned with your payment for the activities in which you are interested. If you wish to register and pay online, the details are at the bottom of this page.

REGISTRATION FORM March 2021 – New Visions

 

The accommodation booking form you can download below is to take advantage of some choices and simple booking process being provided through Destination Southern Highlands. You may, of course, arrange your own accommodation.

Accommodation Booking Form-New Visions 2021

 

AUSTRALIAN FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION – NATIONAL CONVENTION HOSTED BY THE NSW FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION MONDAY 8 November 2021 to WEDNESDAY 10 November 2021 MITTAGONG RSL CLUB, Bessemer Street, Mittagong NSW

MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

8am to 5pmRegistration
9.30am to 2.00pmStaging of Classes 1-9
12 noon to 2.00pmStaging of Imposed Classes 10,11
2.30pmJudging of all Classes
6.30pmConvention Dinner and Demonstrations from NSWFAA demonstrators

 

TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

8.30am to 9.00amRegistration and Morning Tea
9.00am to 9.30amPresident's Welcome and Official Opening of AFAA Convention
9.30am to 11.00amDemonstration by Francine Thomas from New Zealand
11.00am to 12 noonTwo Demonstrations by AFAA members
12 noon to 1.30pmLunch and Photographs
1.30pm to 2.00pmJudges available to speak to exhibitors
2.00pm to 3.00pmTwo Demonstrations by AFAA members
3.00pm to 5.00pmWorkshop (A) with Francine Thomas from New Zealand

 

WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER

8.30am to 9.00amRegistration and Morning Tea
9.00am to 11.30amDemonstration /Workshop on Jute with Preeti Sarda from India
11.30am to 12.30pmTwo demonstrations by AFAA members
12.30pm to 1.30pmLunch
1.30pm to 3.00pmDemonstration/Workshop on Paper with Parul Swarup from India
3.00pm to 5.00pmWorkshop (B) with Francine Thomas from New Zealand
5.00pmDismantling of exhibits

THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER

9am-12noon          AFAA General Meeting (followed by lunch for meeting delegates)

PLEASE NOTE : If our featured demonstrators are unable to travel from overseas, their presentations will be streamed live directly to the Convention on a large stage screen. All workshop materials will be provided to participants.

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

CLASS 1 – NEW VISIONS: THE AUSTRALIAN FLORAL ART ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP Prize Money 1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100

Staged on a supplied 1m x 1m square board, painted black. Wall background painted cream. Carpet floor colouring is dark grey with white circles Exhibit to be viewed and judged from front and sides. Height unlimited.

 

CLASS 2 – BEYOND the BOUNDARY/S: A CONTEMPORARY EXHIBIT Prize Money 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth, height unlimited. Staged on a table with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 3 – BOTANICAL SYMPHONY/S: WH PERPETUAL TROPHY – A TRADITIONAL EXHIBIT Prize Money 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 4 – STRIKING FOLIAGE/S Prize Money 1st $150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table, with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 5 – SOLITUDE: AN ABSTRACT DESIGN Prize Money 1st 100 2nd $75 3rd $50

Space 50cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table, with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 6 – REVEALING THE LAYERS Prize Money 1st 150 2nd $100 3rd $50

Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table, with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 7 – INTEGRATED: A DESIGN INCORPORATING MIXED MEDIA Prize Money: 1st $125, 2nd $75, 3rd $50

Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth, height unlimited Staged on a table, with black material covering. To be viewed and judged from front and sides.

 

CLASS 8 – BRONZE BEAUTIES (2 pieces) Prize Money: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50

1. A Necklace to be staged on a supplied jeweller’s bust (painted black matt acrylic). Bust measurements 29cm high x 24cm wide x 10cm base. No attachments should damage the staging.

2. A Bracelet to compliment the Necklace – please supply own staging. Overall space allowed 40cm x 40cm. Staged on a table with black material covering. To be viewed and judged from front and sides. This class may be brought in ready for staging

 

CLASS 9 – MILLEFIORI: A PETITE DESIGN Prize Money: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50

Staged on a grey painted stand space 23cm high x 23cm depth x 23cm wide. Viewed and judged from front and sides. This class may be brought in ready for staging.

 

CLASS 10 – PIERCING:  IMPOSED CLASS Prize Money: 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Fee for imposed class is $50 Staging will commence promptly at 12noon and finish at 2pm Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides. Exhibitors for this class are required to bring cutters only. All sundries and plant materials will be supplied. A minimum of 80% of materials supplied must be used in the design.

 

CLASS 11 – INSPIRED by WOOD: IMPOSED CLASS  Prize Money: 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

Fee for imposed class is $50 Staging will commence promptly at 12noon and finish at 2pm. Space 70cm wide x 65cm depth – height unlimited. Staged on a table with black material covering To be viewed and judged from front and sides. Exhibitors for this class are required to bring cutters only. All sundries and plant materials will be supplied. A minimum of 80% of materials supplied must be used in the design.

SPECIAL AWARDS

BEST IN SHOW: Sponsored by the Australian Floral Art Association $200 + Rosette

MOST CREATIVE DESIGN: Sponsored by Madhu Shah $100+ Rosette

BEST INTERPRETATION: Sponsored by Ann Crasti in Memory of Diana Aspinall $100 + Rosette

BEST USE OF COLOUR: Sponsored by Gayle Robinson $100 + Rosette

BEST USE OF FOLIAGE: Sponsored by Mary Sweeney $100 + Rosette

WH PERPETUAL TROPHY: Donated by the late Warren Hulbert for the Winner of Class 3: A Traditional Exhibit Trophy + Rosette

COMPETITOR’S CHOICE: RHS of NSW Medallion + Rosette

 

SHOW RULES – NEW VISIONS NOVEMBER 2021

NOTE: TO ALLOW MORE CREATIVITY, 60% OF EXHIBITS MAY BE PRE-CONSTRUCTED UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. ALL PRE-CONSTRUCTED WORK MUST BE EXHIBITORS OWN WORK.

1. An exhibit is made of plant material, with or without accessories, within a space specified in the Show Schedule

2. Plant material must predominate over all other components of the exhibit.

3. The use of artificial plant material is forbidden unless stated in the regulations.

4. Fresh plant material must be in water or in water-retaining material unless such material remains turgid throughout the event.

5. Painted and/or artificially coloured plant material may be used.

6. Pre-prepared work must not predominate in the exhibit.

7. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8. Classes 8 and 9 may be brought in already completed and ready for staging.

9. Drapes, bases, accessories may be used except where prohibited in the Show schedule.

10. Exhibits must be the individual competitor’s own work.

11. All entries to be submitted on the official registration form

12. All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details where applicable.

13. Competitors are requested to ensure that no water damages the floor and that worksheets are used on the floor at all times during staging.

14. Competitors must place own debris in plastic bags and remove the same to designated disposal areas.

15. NO AEROSOL/SPRAY painting permitted in the venue or environs.

16. A design must not be changed in any way after it is judged.

17. New South Wales Floral Art Association Inc. does not accept liability for loss or damage to competitor’s property.

18. Competitors unable to full fill their commitments must notify the Show Secretary in advance of the Show.

19. Competitors may use own bases and backing in stated staging areas, but no attachment to any part of the venue is permitted.

20. Exhibits will be marked “Not According to Schedule” if they are out of allotted space.

21. Best In Show will be chosen from Classes 1 to 7.

22. The Most Creative, Best Interpretation, Best Use of Colour, Best Use of Foliage Awards will be chosen from all classes.

23. The WH Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Class 3.

24. The Competitor’s Choice Award will be the design with the highest number of votes from individual competitors. There will be one vote only per competitor.

25. Judging will be in accordance with the Australian Floral Art Association Judges Manual

26. Late entries may be considered at the discretion of the NSWFAA committee

27. Only one entry per person in each class.

28. 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 in the Southern Highlands can be found at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/services/environment/environmental-information/flora-fauna/noxious-weeds

29. No photographs may be transmitted to electronic media prior to judging.

 

ONLINE COMPETITION NOMINATION

You may complete the form below to register your nomination to enter up to a maximum of three competition classes. Confirmation of your choices will be sent when payment for registration is received.

NEW VISIONS - AFAA Convention Competition Registration

You may select up to a maximum of three classes to enter. Allocations will be made as received. Confirmation will be sent by email.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

For those wishing to register and make payment online please complete the form below by clicking the appropriate button to add to your “cart”. Payment will be processed through PayPal via your selected credit or debit card.

New Visions - AFAA 2021 Convention Registration

    
Registration$90 per person










Imposed Class 10
Piercing
$50










Imposed Class 11
Inspired by Wood
$50










Demonstration
Francine Thomas
$65










PARTICIPANT
Workshop A
Francine Thomas
$70










OBSERVER
Workshop A
Francine Thomas
$40










PARTICIPANT
Demo/Workshop
Preeti Sarda
$50










OBSERVER
Demo/Workshop
Preeti Sarda
$30










PARTICIPANT
Demo/Workshop
Parul Swarup
$50










OBSERVER
Demo/Workshop
Parul Swarup
$30










PARTICIPANT
Workshop B
Francine Thomas
$70










OBSERVER
Workshop B
Francine Thomas
$40










AFAA Convention Dinner (there is space to indicate dietary needs when payment is made)$65











 

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.