With the arrival of August, nearly all Lavender Green Flowers’ corporate clients have gone into hibernation to plan some lovely events for the last third of this year! Their catering friends are licking their wounds and resting up for the final push to Christmas! So it’s quiet at Lavender Green Flowers except for their contract flower runs and their brides and grooms at the weekends.
Their venues too can draw breath and look forward to opening their doors to some wonderful new exhibitions; which have been in planning for years.
At the Royal Academy, David Hockey’s exhibition “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life” has been mesmerising a huge crowd and already LGF have been lucky enough to provide event flowers to accompany this iconic artist. In-keeping with David Hockney’s style the flowers chosen were in shades of blue with pops of pink and orange, using Delphiniums, Hydrangea and the unusually textured Celosia and Leucospermum. Showed off in white vases, the vibrant flowers were accentuated perfectly.
It isn’t long until the National Portrait Gallery’s “Picasso Portrait” exhibition opens in October. There has been a great deal of interest in this and LGF are busy putting together a number of moodboards detailing recommended flowers and designs to reflect Picasso’s unique cubist style.
At the Tate Britain, the renowned visual art prize, The Turner Prize, will be displaying the collections of the final four shortlisted artists – Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde. Each of these artists demonstrates a variety of styles through installation pieces, sculptures, paintings, photography and screen prints – all providing LGF with a variety of contemporary floral routes to go down. Love it or hate it the Turner Prize is always contentious and pushes the boundaries by questioning our appreciation of art. In addition the Tate Modern’s “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection” exhibition will be opening.
The National Gallery’s “Maíno’s Adorations: Heaven on Earth” slightly smaller exhibition opens on 28th September 2016. This comes from the Museo Nacional de Prado in Madrid loaning two exceptional pieces of art from the fairly unknown Maíno. In a similar naturalistic style as that of Caravaggio, LGF are inspired to go down a traditional, Baroque style, using magnificent urns and muted tones.
This is the time LGF’s Event Design Specialists can visit many of their special UVL venues. Most recently they were seen being treated to tea and cake at Hampton Court Palace (We're sure some upcoming events were discussed too!)