Girls tooled up for flower show with art project
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.southportflowershow.co.uk
Chloe Cassim and Issy Fisher with their giant flower pot and tools