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Beg, Borrow or Steal Exhibition

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As part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, a collective of local florists will gather in Bowden to transform the way we relate to flowers.

Found Object Floristry's 'Beg, Borrow or Steal' is a special exhibition, which will be held on the weekend of 20th & 21st of August 2016 at Tenth & Gibson and see 7 florists bring discarded objects back to life with beautiful, fresh blooms and creative flair.

This unique fusion of floristry and upcycled art is entitled 'Beg, Borrow or Steal', as the florists will do just that; beg, borrow or steal discarded and forgotten objects which will then be used to create new, inspiring arrangments.

The exhibition was conceived by local florist Adrian Mitton, who hopes to create a space where florists can let their imaginations grow wild without commercial obligation and arrange flowers with a quirky 'trash or treasure' twist.

"This is a competitive industry focused on creating arrangements that will sell," says Mitton.

"Our exhibition brings together a community of florists who want to innovate, to create unique, beautiful artworks and transcend our formulaic everyday business."

The opening night soiree on Saturday 20th August, 7pm-11pm, has been designed to be a feast for the eyes, ears, nose and tastebuds. Upon arrival at Tenth & Gibson, guests will be gifted a floral-infused cocktail and enjoy canapés provided by the award-winning team from the 'Rogue & Rascal'. Live jazz from local performers will lift the atmosphere, swinging the night into full bloom. So guests can enjoy this floral cocktail party responsibly, the opening night ticket even includes a discount for Uber.

"We're so excited by the concept, we're exploring the floral palettes of our favourite spirits to build a menu that will complement the experience and tantalise the tastebuds of our guests," says Elouise Dukalskis of the Rogue & Rascal.

"This exhibition is definitely best described as an experience for all of the senses and the opening night is not to be missed."

Tickets for the opening night soiree are priced $55 and are now on sale through Eventbrite.

Following the opening night soiree, the exhibition will be open to the public on Sunday 21st August from 10am to 5pm.

Entry is $5 at the door, with tea, coffee and cake for sale as guests amble through the blossoms.

With so many fresh stems, this exhibition has a limited season, so to ensure you don't miss out book your tickets today. For more information, please visit Found Object Floristry on Facebook.

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When: 20th August 2016, 7-11pm / 21st August 2016, 10am-5pm
Where: Tenth and Gibson, 87 Gibson St, Bowden
Cost: $55
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