Girls tooled up for flower show with art project

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY AN­DREW BROWN an­drew.brownNW@trin­i­tymir­ @visan­drew­brown

ART and de­sign stu­dents at Southport Col­lege have been work­ing their creative magic once again, this time de­sign­ing a large mu­ral and gi­ant flow­er­pot to fea­ture at next month’s Southport Flower Show.

The largest in­de­pen­dent flower show in the coun­try is fore­cast to at­tract in ex­cess of 50,000 visi­tors over the four days.

Gar­den de­sign­ers and land­scap­ers will com­pete to cre­ate a gar­den full of mys­tery, won­der and cu­rios­ity, in line with this year’s theme of The Cu­ri­ous Gar­den.

Chloe Cas­sim and Issy Fisher, who are study­ing for a Level 3 ex­tended diploma in art and de­sign at Southport Col­lege, were com­mis­sioned to de­sign a gi­ant flower pot and tools based on the theme.

Kelly Broughton, cur­ricu­lum leader of art and de­sign at Southport Col­lege, said: “This was a great project for our stu­dents, work­ing with lo­cal em­ploy­ers and large events to give our stu­dents real life ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing to com­mis­sion.

“The girls have done a fan­tas­tic job and we are re­ally proud of the re­sults.

“We look for­ward to work­ing more with the Southport Flower Show and other lo­cal em­ploy­ers in new live briefs start­ing in Septem­ber.”

To pro­mote the Southport Flower Show, the flower pot is on dis­play at Way­far­ers Arcade.

It will re­main on dis­play un­til nearer the event when it will be moved to the show ground at Vic­to­ria Park.

The girls have also de­signed a mu­ral for dis­play at the show, work­ing closely with Ray Roukin, gen­eral man­ager of Southport Flower Show.

In ad­di­tion to the gar- dens the show will fea­ture live mu­sic, stunt acts, live art demon­stra­tions and an ar­ray of hands-on chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

You can see Chloe and Issy’s cre­ations at the Southport Flower Show, from Thurs­day, Au­gust 17 un­til Sun­day, Au­gust 20.

Book at www.south­port­flow­er­

Chloe Cas­sim and Issy Fisher with their gi­ant flower pot and tools

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