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Curated by Matthew Kyba, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 2021. 

Throughout September 2021, at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Waard Ward collective offered a series of workshops to Arabic-speaking refugees and newcomers to develop flower-arranging skills. 

Artist Nicolas Fleming designed and built a site and project-specific environment for Waard Waard's floristry workshop series, in response to Waard Ward's desire for a space that embodied co-learning and collaboration. Floral arrangements by workshop participants were displayed, with new flowers added and vessels continuously re-arranged weekly. 

Flowers were grown locally in Whitby, Ontario by Posy Gang and ceramic vessels were designed and created by Frances Thelma Sauer Lorenz.

Photos: Darren Rigo

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