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Spring Blooms at Floriade with Spectacular CIT Floral Display

Published: 14 Sep 2016

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) are once again bringing out the best of spring with an impressive floral display set to impress at this year's Floriade festival.

Curated by CIT floristry teachers Hazel Davies and Tracey Andriolo and installed by CIT floristry students, the display will be on show in the Floriade floral emporium for the duration of the festival.

The vibrant display melds together romantic  interactive floral displays with vintage shabby chic ornamentation, including hand-crafted elements, a piano filled with living plants, provincial-styled teapot fountain, and a story book corner addressing the Floriade 2016 theme 'spring'.

Also featured is a dot painted ghost gum forest crafted by Indigenous students from the CIT Yurauna Centre. The display features a range of local native flora and paintings of Cockatoos (symbolising Community) and flowers in UV paints, creating a unique viewing experience for night and day.

Leanne Pope of the CIT Yurauna Centre says this has been a unique experience for our students to work with a range of different materials and mediums. Ms Pope has also expressed what an uplifting experience this process has been for the students to be able to display cultural artworks which they hold close to their heart at such a large nationally recognised event.

The display will be officially launched at 10am Saturday 17 September, and visitors will be encouraged to snap and share their experience with the display on social media via a series of hanging botanical frames.

The display will be showing at the Floral Emporium Tent at Floriade until Sunday 16 October.


Media enquiries:
Deborah Nesbitt, phone (02) 6207 8218 or 0402 398 612, or email deborah.nesbitt@cit.edu.au.

Course enquiries:
Canberra Institute of Technology, phone (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au