Wednesday, 26 September 2012

NATIONAL RHODODENDRON GARDENS

The recent Ikebana displays and demonstrations at the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda on the 23rd September were spectacular.




Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Ferny Creek Flower Show - September 2012

Here are some of the beautiful Ikebana arrangements at the recent Ferny Creek Flower Show. These arrangements were by members of the Ikebana International Sogetsu school.





The Large Cart (shown below) was arranged by Pat Hetrel and Joy Manie.



Monday, 17 September 2012

Exhibition at Malvern Artists' Society


Sogetsu Ikebana


TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2012

Location

Malvern Artists' Society
1297 - 1299 High Street
 Malvern   Victoria   3144

Opening Hours         10.00am till 4.00pm daily
Demonstration          2.00pm, Saturday 29th September, followed by afternoon tea.




The Sogetsu School is one of the largest and most modern schools of Ikebana in the world.   Sogetsu's aim is that Ikebana should be contemporary, enjoyable, and creative.

For further information on the Sogetsu school, please contact:
Mrs Elizabeth Angell
Director
Sogetsu School of Ikebana Victorian Branch Inc.
Ph. 03 9817 6306

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

NATIONAL RHODODENDRON GARDENS - JAPANESE ARTS


On Sunday 23 September at the National Rhododendron Gardens, Georgian Road, Olinda, Hanami Day will feature a range of traditional Japanese arts including calligraphy, origami, tea ceremony, drumming and ikebana.
There will be ikebana demonstrations at 11.30, 12.30, 1.30 and 2.30.

The gardens are vibrant with spring colour and the cherry blossom promises to be in full bloom. A great day for a picnic in the hills.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

BE THERE and BE CREATIVE!


SEPTEMBER 11th (Tuesday), 2012

At 10.30 am, next Tuesday, 11th September, at Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Road, Gail Stiffe from the Papermakers of Victoria wil talk on her craft and show us some of her work.   (Hands on Paper http://www.gailstiffe.info)




The theme will be using paper in arrangements.  We need to have as many arrangements as possible using paper in some way. (or a Spring arrangement). Carlyne Patterson has agreed to lead off with an ikebana demonstration. 


Dont' forget:

SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2012 (Sunday)

DEMONSTRATION at the National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda. 



FERNY CREEK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW DEMONSTRATION


SEPTEMBER 8th (Saturday) and 9th (Sunday), 2012

DEMONSTRATION at the FERNY CREEK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SHOW, at 100 Hilton road, Sassafras.  Saturday - September 8th - 12 noon to 4.30 p.m.  Sunday - September 9th - 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.   $5.00 for non-members, free for members.   

This will be a wonderful opportunity to buy rare plants and to enjoy the floral art competition.  Then tour the adjacent four-acre garden.   

Joy Manie (Sogetsu school) will be giving an ikebana demonstration at 1.30 on Saturday (using Spring material from her own extensive garden in the Dandenongs). Theresa Feile (also Sogetsu) will follow at 1.30 on Sunday.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

MINIATURE WORKSHOPS


The Chapter AGM was enlivened by the demonstration by Yukako Braun, of the ikenobo school, assisted by Qui Nguyen.

Yukako had prepared a series of elegant, small arrangements and showed us some helpful techniques for working on this scale. A miniature work should be no larger than 20cm x 15cm x 15 xcm, and use only a few different materials, emphasising the natural beauty and simple elegance of each. 

The resulting array of work, including that of several new members, was exciting. Yukako lent her experienced eye in suggesting a few amendments at the end. This was definitely an occasion when 'less is more' came into its own.