Displacement, Distinction, Disruption

A Three Day Workshop with Master Florist Gregor Lersch

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th August, Sydney, Australia

Advance your floral craftsmanship in this rare opportunity to share three days of hands-on theory, learning and techniques with Gregor Lersch, hosted by Mark Pampling and Flower Thinking. 

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th August, Sydney, Australia
  • Displacement

    Stretch the limits of balance and proportion with displacement, the design style made famous by Gregor. Working with the focal area(s) of our designs away from the point of origin, we’ll experiment with balance and proportion in the extremes of asymmetry.

  • Distinction

    Use the design process to express yourself with a curated set of materials, making design design decisions that represent your own personal style in a harmonious design.

  • Disruption

    Learn what Gregor has uncovered in the years that he's been focusing on sustainability, in a morning of teaching and demonstration. Spend the afternoon applying sustainable principles as we create our own designs.

Surround yourself for three days, with like-minded creative souls in learning from the best.

Gregor is known for his immersive and engaging teaching style, his holistic approach to floral craftsmanship and for generously sharing the knowledge he has acquired over decades.

Experience Gregor's rare gift for explaining the intricacies of designing in ways that will translate into confidence and assuredness in your own personal practice.

Workshop Guide


The Bankstown Sports Club is located in the Bankstown CBD. Entry to the club is at:

6 Mona Street, Bankstown

The workshop will be held in the Boggabilla Room, on Level 1 of the club.


Entry to the Mercure Sydney Bankstown Hotel is also at 6 Mona Street, adjacent to the club entry.

Transport and Parking

Bankstown Sports Club is located two minutes walk from Bankstown Railway Station, and about half an hour by taxi from Sydney Airport.

There is free parking onsite for all workshop attendees. The entrance to the carpark is on Mona Street.


The venue is located next to the Mercure Sydney Bankstown. Rooms at the Mercure can be booked directly through the hotel via all.accor.com/hotel/B975/index.en.shtml.

There is also a range of other accommodation options in the area on sites including booking.com, stayz.com.au and airbnb.com.au.

We recommend finalising accommodation plans soon.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day are included in the registration fee. We will ask you to identify any dietary requirements shortly after taking your booking.

For breakfast and dinner options, there are many cafes and restaurants within a short walk of the venue, as well as twelve restaurants within the venue itself.

There is also a supermarket nearby where you can obtain provisions.

What's Included

We will provide everything that you will need for your designs during this three day workshop:

    • flowers and other horticultural materials;
    • props;
    • containers; and
    • sundries.

Also included are welcome tea & coffee each morning before the workshop, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch each day.

The designs you create are yours to take home.

What to Bring

Just bring your essential floristry hand tools such as scissors, snips, secateurs, knives and pliers.

Workshop Timetable

Saturday 10 August 2024

08:30 Registration & Welcome

09:00 Day One - Displacement

17:00 Finish

18:00 Latest time to leave venue

* There will be breaks for morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Sunday 11 August 2024

09:00 Day Two Distinction

17:00 Finish

18:00 Latest time to leave venue

* There will be breaks for morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Monday 12 August 2024

09:00 Start of Day Three - Disruption

17:00 End of Session

18:00 Finish

* There will be breaks for morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.

Perhaps the most influential teacher of Floral Design of our time, Gregor Lersch is widely known for his contributions to Floral Design Theory.

His works - perhaps most notably Principles of Floral Design - are considered canonical, and are found on the bookshelves and workbenches of practitioners, teachers and judges of floral art and design around the world. 

Most notably, however, Gregor is known as a generous and passionate teacher whose work transcends differences between different schools of floral art and design.

Mark has been designing, competing, teaching and judging for thirty years and is known for his clear, linear style as well as his patient and inclusive way of sharing his knowledge.

More about Mark here.

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Displacement, Distinction, Disruption Workshop 2024

Displacement, Distinction, Disruption Workshop 2024

Advance your floral craftsmanship in three days of hands-on application of theory and techniques with Gregor Lersch, hosted by Mark Pampling and Flower Thinking. 

We'll create Displacement-, Formal-linear- and Reductionist-inspired designs, exploring sustainability, asymmetry and minimalism, while extending our own personal design style.

Each day, Gregor will explain his thought processes as he creates items demonstrating the topic of the day. We'll then each get to create our own design to the chosen theme, either with a free choice or a fixed set of materials.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided each day. All materials, props, containers and sundries are also provided - just bring basic floristry hand tools.

To ensure an intimate, quality learning experience with adequate space, time and support for each participant, places are strictly limited to 26 participants.

Saturday 10th to Monday 12th August
Sydney, Australia.

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