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A centenary of floral art in the Canberra centre

By Barcham 12 July 2013 0


A display of floral art has been installed in the Canberra Centre overnight. It can be found upstairs near Zara and is the result of some hard work from the Floral Art Guild of the ACT.

Go check it out next time you duck up that side of the Canberra Centre for an ice cream.

From the basket of flowers Lady Denman carried at the Foundation Stone ceremony in 1913 to the arrangements that graced the opening of Parliament House in 1988, floral art has played an important part in many special occasions in Canberra’s history as well as in everyday life.

The Floral Art Guild of the ACT will stage an exhibition in the Canberra Centre from tomorrow (Friday 12 July) to celebrate the role and evolution of floral art in Canberra’s first century.

“Flowers are perhaps the greatest small miracles in the world,” said Centenary of Canberra Creative Director Robyn Archer.

“The evolution of such intricate design, colour and perfume is a matter of constant awe and surprise, to say nothing of pure pleasure. This exhibition shows us how floral artists show these small miracles to their best advantage – and we are all grateful recipients of their skills.”

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