CLASS 1.    AFRICAN RHYTHM

KZNAFA Judges overall Class report : it was very evident that there is a lack of understanding of rhythm and how to create it.

We felt that the standard of the class was fair.

1ST  -  ANETTE BADENHORST

UMHLALI & DISTRICT GARDEN & FLORAL ART CLUB

Kznafa judges panel comments: A well executed design with good height, colouring and choice

of predominantly indigenousplant material for the title. Lovely flowing rhythm is created throughout

your design by the curls of veneer and threaded wire.The strelitzias at the base need to be lifted as they

detract from your design by looking as if they have fallen. Well done!


 

2ND  -  AURORA HOWARD

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

 

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comment: A neat and well presented design with good use of the

erythrina caffra interpreting the title.

Movement and rhythm created in the basket base are echoed in the branches and flowers.

Perhaps one of the aloes could have been placed slightly to the back of the basket for more depth.

 

3RD  CLASINA POWELL

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

Kznafa panel judges comment: Rhythm and africanasity in a bowl - good choice of overall colour and the

interesting vine creating your rhythm. However, the top kalanchoe leaf interups

the rhythmic flow a little, so is not necessary and the two leucospermums at the bottom

left back could also have been left out as these detract from the impact of your strelitzia nicolai.

 

OTHER ENTRIES  -  

                                  IRENE CHETTY                                           

AZALEA FLORAL ART CLUB

                                                                    

Kznafa judges comments: A good choice of plant material. Your beautiful container with the copper wire

curls does give a sense of rhythm but this could have been strengthened with a few more curled

sanseveria rather than the mass of straight ones. Less plant material would have resulted in a striking design.

Covering your stand with hessian or other plain fabric would also be more harmonious.

 

           MONICA BUTLER                    

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

Kznafa panel Judges Comments: Creative use of the potjie pot and your choice of plant material

gives your design the African feel. The strelitzias are too large and heavy at the top creating a balance

problem and too much plant material results in a loss of both rhythm and impact.

What fun to see you using scadoxis puniceus!

 

SANITHA STEPHEN

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB

Kznafa Judges comment: striking and vibrant colours used in your interpretation with

the moss curls creating an interesting rhythm. However too many dark components

give your design a very heavy feel and results in a loss of impact.

 

CLASS 2.  TOUCH OF SPRING

Judges Panel general comments

Thank you for the opportunity to judge the first virtual flower show in KZN and congratulations to all who entered, just to take part makes you a winner.

For Touch of Spring we were looking for new growth, new awakening and new beginnings as the title indicates only a touch of spring, not an abundance of spring flowers. Spring flowers, budding branches, buds, sprouting bulbs, lightness, pastel colours and unsophisticated designs with space are elements which are useful to achieve Touch of Spring

When photographing your designs take care of the background, keep it plain to show up your design to its best advantage

1ST  -   JEAN HANCOX

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: A skillful design with vines, dried leaves and the Arums

showing up the Touch of Spring in an excellent way. Well done.

 

2ND  -  ANN BOYCE

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: The young contorted willow leaves and tulip buds convey

the awakening of Spring in this enchanting design. Well done.

 

3RD  -  FAY FENN

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: Such a delightful spring design, with good choice of colour and

plant material. The Cordyline leaf in the left back could have been left out, as it has blocked the

lovely lightness you have created on the right. Well done!

 

OTHER ENTRIES  - 

     BARBARA HOLLINGSWORTH                             

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB 

                          

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: An interesting Touch of spring conveyed in the spring branches

and Azalea buds, giving the feeling of a woodland scene. Just be aware that yellow is a very luminous

colour. By moving the yellow bloom up into the empty space, you will create better harmony

and eliminate the dark empty spot.

 

IRENE CHETTY

                 AZALEA FLORAL ART CLUB                 

KZNAFA PANEL JUDGES COMMENTS: A very pretty mix in a Posy Basket. The Magnolias placed in the

front or center,would have created a focal point and given a contrast of texture. A bit less of the heather would

have created a more pleasing design.


  MONICA BUTLER

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

  

KZNAFA PANEL JUDGES COMMENTS: A pleasing basket of flowers with a lovely colour combination.

The abundance of flowers, in full bloom, gives a feeling of summer. By using buds, fewer flowers and leaving

space in your design you would have achieved a spring atmosphere.

 

                                  MARIEKE RIC-HANSEN                                     

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

  

                             KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: Your branch showing that spring has sprung has created a

pleasant clean design. The large ball and the wood, are overpowering the feel of spring.

A smaller ball would have enhanced your design.

 

PATSY NAIDOO

                     FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN                   

 

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: Very interesting use of rolled pink Anthuriums. By bringing some of

the pink Anthuriums down into the lower placement would have created a cohesive design.

Be mindful of the background when photographing your design 

 

ROSEMARIE BLAIR

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: Very bright and attractive selection of flowers.

Fewer blooms and the inclusion of more contorted willow would have portrayed a better Touch of Spring.


YVONNE EIJLERS

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges Comments: This clever choice of plant material and pastel colour,

combine to give a pleasing design. 

The Acer branch on the right should be placed more into the design to eliminate the slight imbalance

 

VAYANATI HARCHARAN 

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA PANEL JUDGES COMMENTS; What beautiful branches with lime buds giving a Touch of Spring.

By recessing the pink Umbellatum into the design it would create better harmony.

The large Aspidistra leaves could have been used to hide mechanics.

 

CLASS 3.  CULTURAL FUSION

KZNAFA Panel Judges General Class report:  Thank you to all the competitors who took part in this class. We thoroughly enjoyed “seeing “and judging each interpretation. This class called for cultural elements integrated to form a unified design. Most of the competitors interpreted the class in a subtle manner. Accessories when used need to be in scale and enhance the interpretation.

1ST ANN BOYCE 

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB.


KZNAFA Panel Judges comments: Well done! An excellent design to interpret cultural fusion.

Good balance and rhythm achieved. Sari is well incorporated in the design.

 

2ND CLASINA POWELL 

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN.

 

KZNAFA Panel Judges comments: An exciting, joyful and vibrant interpretation of

cultural fusion with great colour impact. The beautifully created base appears visually heavy and calls for a

stronger vertical line to balance it. The background required greater attention to detail.

 

3RD  SHEILA DOUTHWAITE

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges comments: A bold, vibrant interpretation of the class. The colours of the plant material

complement the beaded mug and necklace beautifully. The teapot and clogs are out of scale and could have been

omitted. The fine plant material placed over the edge of black base takes your eye out of the design.

 

OTHER ENTRIES

FAY FENN

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA PANEL JUDGES COMMENTS: The ethnic, drum- shaped container and bold colours work well to interpret

the class. You have created good rhythm in the design. By reducing the length of the antirrhinum stems you 

would have created more impact. Your painted overlay is a great distraction and could have been left out.

 

SELVIE NAIKER 

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN.


KZNAFA Panel Judges comments:The ethnic, drum- shaped container and bold colours work well to

interpret the class. You have created good rhythm in the design. By reducing the length of the antirrhinum

stems you would have created more impact. Your painted overlay is a great distraction and could have been left out.

 

MARIEKE RIC-HANSEN

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB


KZNAFA Panel Judges comments: A pleasing design. Good movement achieved with the dried leaves.

The depiction of the class title is not clear we presume it could possibly be East meets West. Bolder flowers

would have created more impact. The top of the dried leaf is a little disturbing and could have been trimmed.

 

CLASS 4.  CONTRIVED WOOD

KZNAFA Judges Panel general report.  Thank you competitors for entering this intriguing title ‘Contrived wood’. We thoroughly enjoyed our virtual Judging session and hopefully been fair on all your varied exhibits.

Contrived meaning is ‘ deliberately created rather than arising naturally or spontaneously. Created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic. Beautiful driftwood has been shaped by nature etc. but a tree can been deliberately changed or contrived to create a table . Well done to all who entered this class.

 

1ST  YVONNE EIJLERS

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment:  Wow, what a stunning, innovative contemporary design.
Your ‘contrived wood’ exhibit has been immaculately placed to create space, rhythm and movement.
Well done on an exceptional design

 

2ND VAUGHN HARRINGTON

UMHLALI AND DISTRICT GARDEN & FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel Judges comment:  Staged wood on wood gives this design excellent unity and interpretation .

A well balanced modern exhibit using gerbera to their best advantage.  Well done.

 

3RD  SHEILA DOUTHWAITE

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART  CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: Clever placing of the ‘contrived wood’ triangles gives this design lovely depth.
Perhaps the arums and black bromeliads could have been grouped to create a more modern design.

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED GREG BAPTIE

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN


Kznafa panel judges comment: A neat and well balanced design. The threaded cardboard adds another dimension.
Perhaps you could have grouped the flowers to give a more impact.

 

COMMENDED  ZAKYA KARIM

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel Judges comment:your ‘contrived wood’ picture frame creates a lovely surround to your

plant material..The two center roses are distracting and could have been cut shorter or even omitted.

The addition and massing the ‘ting ting’and placing in the center towards the front and back.This would

enhance your design as from the photograph your exhibit lacks depth .

 

OTHER ENTRIES

AURORA HOWARD

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: What a fun and pleasing design.
The addition of smoother plant material would have strengthen your exhibit.
Unfortunately, your lovely natural wooden branch does not hold any class value

 

SANITHA STEPHEN

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: What an interesting wreath with a lovely and harmonious colours. Choice
regrettably the inclusion of the natural wood does not interpret the class title.
The black cloth on the table is rather dominant.

 

JEAN HANCOX 

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: Clever use of contrived wood and plant material used.

Take care when manipulating your leaves. Perhaps adding another strelitzia leaf

to the right back of the design would have created better depth & balance.

 

COGIE THAVARAYAN

CHATSWORTH FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: A lovely strong design.

Maybe if you had turned your design towards the left, better unity of plant material and

more depth would have been achieved.  Sadly, your beautiful driftwood does not add

class value as asked for in the class title.

 

REHANA ALLY

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN


Kznafa panel judges comment: You have matched the colour of your cordyline and anthuriums perfectly.
The vine is out of scale to the size of the anthuriums.  The blue backdrop is very distracting.

 

VAYANTI HARCHARAN

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB


Kznafa panel judges comment: A pleasing design using lovely pink lilies.
Unfortunately only the small square wooden base is contrived wood. The natural pieces of wood do 

not add class value. Perhaps you could have omitted the statice on the lower right, for a cleaner line .

 

LORRAINE GOVENDER

CHATSWORTH FLORAL ART CLUB

Kznafa panel judges comment:  What a beautiful piece of natural wood. Placed on the wooden table with the

shadow makes for a pleasing picture.However the class title calls for ‘contrived wood’

which is not seen the shell at the bottom right of the design spoils the clean picture.

 

LYNN CLARK

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

Kznafa panel judges comment: Interesting twists and knots of natural wood and vines.
The blue drape does not enhance the design. The class title calls for ‘contrived wood’, sadly your facinating

plant material has no class value.

 

CLASS 5.  ELEGANTLY POISED

1ST  FAY FENN

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Judges comments: Very elegantly poised with beautiful balance.

 

2ND ANETTE BADENHORST

UMHLALI & DISTRICT GARDEN AND FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments - A well executed design with good interpretation of title.
 

3RD  YVONNE EIJLERS

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges Comments : The colour combination of the plant material and container is good. 

However your background needs to be darker to enhance your design

 

OTHER ENTRIES

ANN BOYCE

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments: You have created a neat design with the red umbelatums and

contrasting lime green wire.. The link of the lime green wire needs to be strengthened to better

connect the two groupings of lilies which would then unify your design

 

GREG BAPTIE

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments  The gentle shade of pink and white suggests elegance in the making.

The bud is well placed and leads the eye into to the delicate white curves.The variegated ivy detracts

from your beautifully curved lines and could be omitted.The large grey base is not well suited to the design

 

HANNA KOCK

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments  You have created beautiful black curves with your plant material..

The top flower is rather lonely and could be placed lower down in between the other two anthuriums

but at the back for better unity

 

LYN BAIRD

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments We loved your elegant spray of orchids.One slightly thicker branch

only with less tiny branches would suffice to add to the elegance.

The bottom placement of orchids are not necessary and could be omitted.

 

MONICA BUTLER

HILLCREST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments A most creative concept of the title! The suggested allocated space is 90cm and

so your shoes are out of scale and proportion for it. Your combination of magnolia and anthuriums

work well together.The fussy bits could have been omitted to show the shoes off!!

 

PATSY NAIDOO

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments: Your innovative idea of using the birds poised on the circle

creates an element of fun. The straight lines on the left are creating an imbalance in your design.

Be mindful of the background when photographing your design.

 

ROSEMARIE BLAIR

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments: Your white arum lilies are a good choice of flower for this class. The dark inside

of the container is very dominant and perhaps a glass container would be a better choice. 

The addition of more strappy leaves would be good and you could omit the bottom leaf.

 

SANITHA STEPHEN

SOUTH COAST FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments: You have collected a profusion of elegant orchids and plant material.

The heavy container and large quantity of plant material does not lend itself to the title.

Less is more in this instance.

 

VAUGHN HARRINGTON

UMHLALI & DISTRICT GARDEN & FLORAL ART CLUB

KZNAFA Panel of Judges commentsThe combination of the pink anthuriums and the brown bulbous container

blend beautifully together. The brown basal fronds at the top of the designshould be omitted .

By adjusting the loops of vine slightly you will be able to

create the depth at the back that you need..The ferns add contrast but need to be tucked in a little more

 

ZAKYA KARIM

FLORAL ART CLUB DURBAN

KZNAFA Panel of Judges comments  The beautiful roses and arums do most certainly add a touch of elegance.

Colour choice is good. The wooden stand is rather rustic for this class. Your design would be greatly enhanced by

eliminating the busy Latifloria and the three strappy leaves on the right.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ENTRANTS!

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