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FLORAL ART SHOW BENCH DETAILS & NEWS FOR 2017


Unless stated otherwise, 2017 meetings will be held of the 4th Wednesday of the month at Beecroft Bowling Club, 128 Copeland Road, Beecroft, commencing at 9.45 am (please arrive by 9.30 am) on the following dates:
                                          

Please note that there is some off-street parking available at Beecroft Bowling Club. The Bowling Club is a short 600 metre walk from Beecroft Station. Why not come along and enjoy a few happy hours enjoying floral art - and great company!

For the horticultural specimen schedule for this meeting, please see 'Specimen news' page.



All exhibitors please note:  That horticultural material to predominate unless otherwise stated in all classes. Any embellishments can be used throughout. No artificial flowers allowed unless stated otherwise. In wiring classes please leave design detached for Judges to be able to handle the exhibits. Judging will be in accordance with the Floral Art Show Guide, 2010 (Parts 1 & 2), The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Inc. Bench space approx. 60 cm unless otherwise stated. The Judge’s decision is final.  

Any exhibit placed on the show bench after 9.30am may not be judged. Official judging will commence 9.45am at every meeting. This applies for all meetings in 2017, with the exception of the November, 2017 meeting.  Please see notes relating to that meeting below.



WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE, 2017

Class 1      Judges                 Formal Parallel - see page 75 of Handbook

Class 2      Judges                 Contemporary design incorporating wool

Class 3      Advanced             Informal Parallel - see page 75 of Handbook

Class 4      Advanced             Bold and Bizarre

Class 5      A Grade                Stablie - see page 30 of Handbook

Class 6      A Grade                Crisscross

Class 7      B Grade                Incorporating a plate - see page 26 of Handbook

Class 8      B Grade                A way with bark

Class 9      Creative - Open     Create with Cane

Class 10    Wiring                   Handbag spray - see page 40 of Handbook


All exhibitors please note:  That horticultural material to predominate unless otherwise stated in all classes. Any embellishments can be used throughout. No artificial flowers allowed unless stated otherwise. An exhibit is made of plant material, with or without accessories, WITHIN a space specified in this Schedule.  Painted and/or artifically coloured plant material may be used unless otherwise stated in the Schedule.  In wiring classes please leave design detached for Judges to be able to handle the exhibits. Judging will be in accordance with the Floral Art Show Guide, 2010 (Parts 1 & 2), The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Inc. Bench space approx. 60 cm unless otherwise stated. The Judge’s decision is final.  Any exhibit placed on the show bench after 9.30am may not be judged. Official judging will commence 9.45am at every meeting. This applies for all meetings in 2017, with the exception of the November, 2017 meeting.  Please see notes relating to that meeting below.


WEDNESDAY 26 JULY, 2017

Class 1      Judges                  Mobile - see page 27 in Handbook

Class 2      Judges                  Woven

Class 3      Advanced              Formal Parallel - see page 76 in Handbook

Class 4      Advanced              Berry Interesting

Class 5      A Grade                 Informal Parallel - see page 76 in Handbook

Class 6      A Grade                 Winter Elegance

Class 7      B Grade                 Formal Parallel - see page 76 in Handbook

Class 8      B Grade                 Winter Solstice

Class 9      Creative - Open      Textured Tapestry

Class 10    Wiring                   Dried Spice spray - see page 40 in Handbook



WEDNESDAY 23 AUGUST, 2017

Class 1      Judges                  Design using 3-4 parts of one plant material - see page 70 in Handbook

Class 2      Judges                  Power of One

Class 3      Advanced              Formal Linear - see page 71 in Handbook

Class 4      Advanced              Twist and Turn

Class 5      A Grade                 Asymmetrical - see page 47 in Handbook

Class 6      A Grade                 Entwined

Class 7      B Grade                 Symmetrical Design - see page 47 in Handbook

Class 8      B Grade                 Time For Tea

Class 9      Creative - Open      Cones, cones & cones

Class 10    Wiring                    Decoration suitable for a 25cm round cake - see page 38 of Handbook



WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER, 2017

Class 1      Judges                  New Convention - see pages 73 & 74 in Handbook

Class 2      Judges                  Textured

Class 3      Advanced              Design using 3-4 parts of one plant material - see page 70 of Handbook

Class 4      Advanced              Sliced

Class 5      A Grade                 Mobile - see page 27 in Handbook

Class 6      A Grade                 Connected

Class 7      B Grade                 Formal Linear - see page 71 in Handbook

Class 8      B Grade                 Hot Stuff

Class 9      Creative - Open      Climbing High

Class 10    Wiring                    Wristlet



WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2017

Class 1      Judges                 Landscape Design - see page 72 in Handbook

Class 2      Judges                 Bottle It!

Class 3      Advanced             Naturalistic - see page 28 in Handbook

Class 4      Advanced             Caught in the middle

Class 5      A Grade                New Convention - see pages 73 & 74 in Handbook

Class 6      A Grade                Lines in Motion

Class 7      B Grade                Mobile - see page 27 in Handbook

Class 8      B Grade                Standing Tall

Class 9      Creative - Open     Halloween

Class 10    Wiring                   Witch’s Hair Piece - see page 39 in Handbook



THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 2017 (Yes, it’s a THURSDAY!)

Class 1      Judges                 Xmas Abstract Design        

Class 2      Judges                 Bells and Bows

Class 3      Advanced             Xmas BBQ Design

Class 4      Advanced             Conifer, cones and candles

Class 5      A Grade                Horizontal Design for an Xmas table

Class 6      A Grade                Jingle Bells

Class 7      B Grade                Round table design

Class 8      B Grade                Interpreting an Xmas card (to be displayed)

Class 9      Creative - Open     Creative Xmas Tree

Class 10    Wiring                   Floral Necklace - minimum gluing allowed



All exhibitors please note that for the November meeting only the following rules apply:

Artificial flowers and foliage are allowed for all classes.  Any embellishments can be used throughout.  In wiring class please leave design detached so that Judges can handle the exhibits.  Judging will be in accordance with the Floral Art Show Guide, 2010 (Parts 1 & 2), The Royal Horticultural Society of NSW Inc.  Bench space approx. 60 cm unless stated otherwise. The judges’decision is final.


For the horticultural specimen schedule for each meeting, please see 'Specimen news' page.



FLORAL ART WORKSHOPS DETAILS FOR 2017


Unless stated otherwise, all floral art workshop will be held at Beecroft Bowling Club, 128 Copeland Road, Beecroft. Workshops will commence with registrations from 9.30am.  Please BYO Lunch on all occasions. $20 cost for the day.


WEAVING WORKSHOP DAY - WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST, 2017

This will be a WEAVING workshop given by RHS Floral Art Judge,Mrs. Madhu Shah.  

Please contact Hon. Vice President, Mrs. Carol Dephoff for full details.  Numbers for attendees needed by 5 August, 2017, thank you.


CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP DAY - WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 2017

Please note this date in your diary now.  Further details to follow.



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