Join us at furniture design staple Cult's showroom in Parnell for a dried floral workshop led by Mark Antonia, pioneers in the dried floral revival. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition "Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan" and Ikebana, you'll learn about the Japanese art of arranging flowers which emphasizes balance and natural forms.
Flowers, materials and light refreshments are included. You'll be working with a Kenzan floral base and Fritz Hansen Ikebana vase, and a glue gun. You get to take the arrangement on the base home at the end of the workshop.
About Mark Antonia
"Our dried floral arrangements are one of a kind, every arrangement is bespoke. Made entirely by hand, these arrangements are works of art and are made and mindfully treated this way. Every berry, every flower and leaf is hand glued to the best twigs to suit an arrangement. A sense of Ikebana with a nod to Wabi-Sabi in all our arrangements, a reverence for the imperfection of nature." They have worked with many clients like Juliette Hogan, Citta, Homestyle Magazine, Cable Bay and Cheshire Architects.
Cult Design is New Zealand’s leading design destination, offering premium furniture, lighting and objects from iconic international and local brands. Cult provide the finest furniture and lighting to design industry and aficionados alike, offering a selection of the most renowned designer furniture brands in the world. From Danish masters such as Fritz Hansen, Carl Hansen and Louis Poulsen, to local favourites including Tim Webber, Nathan Goldsworthy and NAU, Cult are passionate about authentic, quality and timeless design, ensuring only the highest levels of craftsmanship their products.
About "Enchanted Worlds"
Through delicate silk paintings, precious scrolls, folding screens and vibrant woodblock prints, discover the traditions of Edo Japan (1603 - 1868). From portrayals of beautiful geisha to images of iconic Mount Fuji, gain an astonishing view of the period's culture and splendour.
Need to know:
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price
- This event takes place at Cult Design, 73 The Strand, Parnell
- A standard ticket includes a one-year Gallery membership
Painted scroll: Utagawa Toyohiro, "Beauty Arranging Flower", c. 1810. Private collection.