Monday, 28 October 2013

IKENOBO News and SOGETSU events


IKENOBO IKEBANA EXHIBITION

"Soul of Ikebana"

From Wednesday 13th November until Friday 15th November

At St Kilda Town Hall auditorium (Melway 2PF9)
8.30 am  -  5 pm
Contact : quinguyen.ikenobo@gmail.com

The exhibition is part of the twentieth anniversary celebrations of the partnership between the City of Port Phillip and the city of Obu in Japan. 
There will also be a series of free cultural workshops on Wednesday 13 November between 10 am and 12 noon. Ikebana, Origami, Manga, Tea ceremony, Japanese calligraphy. Bookings are essential.
 For more information: 03 9209 6838 or www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/obu_japan.htm


Shimputai rikka arrangement by Mrs Yukako Braun ( Photo by Mrs Yuki  Kojima)


Sogetsu events

At the Sherbrooke Art Gallery in the Dandenong Ranges between 12 and 17 October 2013 several Sogetsu school members mounted an exhibition of their work. This year the native waratah,Telopea speciosissima has been spectacular and several arrangements featured this.







Mr Yoshiro Umemura, visiting from Sydney, conducted another exciting, and challenging, workshop for teachers and Sogetsu members on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October

 Workshop themes 

1. Free style using only Gymea leaves and Monstera leaves
2.Disassembling and rearranging materials
3. Composition featuring straight and curved lines













There is a more extensive range of photos from the workshops on the Sogetsu website http://sogetsuikebanavic.weebly.com/newsworkshops.html

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