The 2 buddies have been contemplating a joint inventive venture for years, however when embarking on this occasion, quickly realised that it was ‘greater than simply the 2 of us!’ Flowering NOW attracts collectively a ridiculously pleasant line-up of Melbourne primarily based florists, united by their love of nature, and imaginative approaches to floral arts.
Along with being a sensory overload of tactility, scent and visible delight, the Flowering NOW showcase seeks to create a collective and community-driven setting, which is about ‘sharing our work and our love of flowers and nature with the broader public.’ The exhibition creates an area for native florists to experiment with unique concepts past a industrial temporary, and discover their distinctive practices. ‘We see this as an opportunity to share amongst each other and a viewing public our completely different signature kinds, to emphasise our capability to forage, construct, collect and develop flowers in a means that belies conventional understandings of floristry.’
The exhibition presents floristry as an avant-garde artwork type. You gained’t discover any still-life-like vases of flowers right here – as an alternative, floral scenes are realised as large-scale sculptural installations. Melanie and Katie ‘needed to create an immersive and up to date flower setting’ which is wildly plentiful, and reveals off the distinctive skills of the impartial florists concerned.
Traditionally, floristry is related to festivities, celebration or memorial – marking an occasion, or time of transformation. Flowering NOW champions the flourishing up to date floristry expertise on provide in Melbourne, and Melanie and Katie are already planning a good greater occasion for 2019. Flower energy forward!
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
Collingwood Arts Precinct
35 Johnston Avenue, Collingwood, Victoria
Entry to this ephemeral exhibition is by gold coin donation, with proceeds going to Australian charity Global Gardens of Peace.