Spring is in the air and the flowers are everywhere.
Okay, well not everywhere-everywhere, but as part of Melbourne’s $100M Recovery Fund, the city’s streets are being overrun by eighteen large-scale floral installations. However, not all eighteen are on show at once and with week one of the installations ending, seven of the displays will no longer be seen around town. (Featured image: City of Melbourne)
The floral arch on the steps of Flinders Street Station will remain in place though, and joining it tomorrow will be another ten displays all arranged by Melbourne florists.
One of the floral displays popping up in the second week, which begins today, is taking over the Arts Centre forecourt. Titled Checked Reflection, it is created by florist Hattie Molloy whose practice blends her floristry skills with artistic vision in order to create works that encourage viewers to see and interpret flowers in a different way. This installation, using the humble gerbera, attempts ”to highlight the growth that Melbourne needs to do as a community post lockdown.”
All the flowers used in the installations have been sourced from local growers, and once the installation has run its course, the flowers will be arranged into smaller bouquets which will be gifted to community groups.