VASE: Function Reviewed

11th – 17th February 2017

Master Florist Lamber de Bie will design a special floral installation, ‘Sculptural Floral Arrangements’, which will run from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th February as part of VASE: Function Reviewed at Farmleigh Gallery. Curator Brian Kennedy invited Lamber to select a number of vases featured in this exhibition, allowing their forms to influence the choice of flowers used to create sculptural floral arrangements in dialogue with the exhibition. VASE: Function Reviewed features the work of 29 artists from Europe, Africa and Asia, and exhibits at Farmleigh Gallery until the 26th of February. This exhibition was part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2016.

Lamber de Bie is a Dutch national who studied in Holland for seven years to achieve the title of Master Florist. Since moving to Ireland in 1993 he has built a reputation for creative and innovative floristry throughout Ireland. In ‘Sculptural Floral Arrangements’, visitors can expect to see an abundance of blooms on display in the exhibition’s stunning ceramic vases. A range of floral techniques will be embraced, from the traditional to the modern, reimagining the vases and reinterpreting them through use. The installation aims to explore the boundaries of art and craft; form and functionality; by addressing the debate: ‘only when flowers are in the vase does it become a complete object.’