Our final education activity for 2017 will see us revisit the fabulous venue at Gladstone in northern NSW.

Members and visitors are invited to attend


on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2017

  at Gladstone Hall, 5, Kinchela St, Gladstone NSW

“Floral Magic on the Mighty Macleay”


THURSDAY 2nd November

2pm – 6pm       Staging of classes 1-5

5.30pm            NSWFAA Judges meeting

6pm                 Welcome BBQ at Memorial Park – walking distance – opposite the Hall next to the Macleay River

FRIDAY 3rd November

7am – 8.30am  Staging of classes 1-2-3-4-5 (all classes 70cm bench width and height unlimited, excepting class 3 – floor space allowed 1 metre – height unlimited)

Judging will commence at 8.45am


Class 1            Bridging the Gap

Class 2            Free Form –

***Class 3      Minimal Materials for Maximum Effect.

Floor space allowed 1 metre – height unlimited.  May be exhibited by 1 or 2 people. Please supply own staging. This class is limited to the first 6 entries.


Class 4            Culinary Capers         

Class 5            What a Load of Rubbish


FRIDAY 3rd November

9.30 – 10.00    Morning Tea  

10.00 – 10.15   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President

10.15 – 12.15   Workshop with Judith Little

12.30 – 1.00    Judges comments/analysis of exhibits

1.00 –  2.00    Lunch

2.15 –  3.15    Fun Impose – with members and friends. To be staged and judged by popular vote on Saturday

3.30 – 4.30     NSWFAA General Meeting

If time permits – Staging Classes 6-10

Exhibits may be removed at 3.30pm, or remain on display for Saturday.  Exhibitor’s  are requested to check with the  Committee before removing their exhibits.

5.30pm          Garden visit to Anne Deveridge’s garden at 41 Cooper St, South West Rocks – followed by a

6.30pm          Friendship Dinner.  Please BYO drinks – food will be supplied.


SATURDAY 4th November

7.00 – 8.30 Staging of classes 6 –10 (all classes70cm bench width – height unlimited – excepting class 7)

Judging will commence at 8.45am


Class 6                 Fascinating Forms

Class 7                 Elongated – bench width 80cm- height unlimited 

Class 8                Weaving Ways        



Class 9                Treasure/s of the Earth

Class 10              Beach Combing


9am      NSWFAA General Meeting to include morning tea

10.00   Opening and Welcome by NSWFAA President

10.15 – 11.45   Demonstration by Judith Little

12.15 – 12.45   Competition hints/Class Interpretations/Q&A

Followed by Judges comments/analysis of exhibits

12.30pm         Lunch

2.30 pm           Close

Registration & Class entries no later than Friday 27th October would be appreciated.

Please send Registration & Class entries to:

Ray Bradley,   (T)   02 4861 4090   (E)

Enquiries: Mary 0419 466 751 Anne Deveridge 6566 5233   Anne Kennedy 6565 0153
Bench space: Width 70cm Height unlimited except Class3 and Class 7    

All classes have grey material on the bench.    Exhibits may be brought in ready for staging.

All exhibits judged from both front and sides.

Friday registration for Workshop NSWFAA Members – $20  Non Members – $25.

List of workshop materials will be sent on registration.

Daily Morn/Afternoon teas and Lunch $15.00 per day. 

Saturday Morning Demonstration, Morning Tea & lunch – Members – $20 Non Members – $25

Visitors viewing exhibits only – gold coin donation

Friendship Dinner $10 to be paid at Anne’s Garden



  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 colored 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 Friday 27th October 2017 to:
    Ray Bradley, (T)   02 4861 4090   (E)
    All acceptances will be acknowledged by email/post, with further details where applicable.
  10. Competitors are requested to ensure that no water damages the floor and that worksheets are used on the floor at all times during staging.
  11. Competitors must place own debris in plastic bags and remove the same to designated disposal areas.
  12. NO AEROSOL/SPRAY painting permitted in the venue or environs.
  13. A design must not be changed in any way after it is judged.
  14. NSWFAA does not accept liability for any loss or damage.
  15. Competitors may use own bases and backing in stated staging areas but no attachment to any part of the room.
  16. Exhibits will be marked “Not According to Schedule” if they are out of the Class allotted space.
  17. Judging will be in accordance with the AFAA Manual.
  18. The Show Committee reserves the right to take entries past the date stated.
  19. No photographs may be transmitted to electronic media prior to judging.
  20. Competitors should make themselves aware of locally listed Noxious Weeds, Weeds of National significance, National Environmental Alert List Weeds and Water Weeds. Details Kempsey Shire Council.