In the Great Hall are a variety of displays that are more directly related to flowers. In the foreground of the picture below you can see people seated to watch a demonstration.
One of the displays I always enjoy is of mannequins dressed in 'clothes' made from botanical materials by students of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology design schools. In the picture below is a young student being photographed beside a mannequin wearing a dress the student made from leaves (dracena, I think) and a stunning cloak made from sliced oranges.
It was difficult to photograph the individual arrangements. Here is the Ikenobo School work.
This is the Ohara School work, a bit complicated by the Ichiyo School work behind it.
Ichiyo School. Photographed a little from the side.
The Sogetsu School work was a wall arrangement at the back of the display space that gave a good feeling of height.
The Sogetsu School was also represented by 'window' displays. Below is the work of Toula and Betty Karanikolopoulos, for which they received a Fourth Place.
Emily Karanikolopoulos created the work below using shaped bamboo. She was rewarded for her work with a First Place.
Her use of a small number of cyclamen provided a subtle focus in the work.
Greetings from Christopher
24th March 2013