Saturday, 19 September 2015

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

The annual exhibition of Ikebana International Melbourne was held over two weeks in the ground floor gallery of the Melbourne Town Hall, on Swanston St. in the city centre. Thirty nine members participated creating individual and four collaborative works. 


A private preview of the exhibition was held on the first morning and attended by the Consul General of Japan, heads of Melbourne's Ikebana Schools and other invited guests.


Ms Keiko Hanada, Consul General of Japan and Ms Chieko President of Ikebana International Melbourne. Below are photos of the ikebana works.



General view first room


Philip Keon, Sogetsu


Chieko Yazaki and Lisa Yazaki, Shogetsudokoryu


Naomi Cullen, Ichiyo


Sally Wilkinson, Ohara


Yohie Arai, Shogetsudokoryu

Below, four general views of the second room.

     
   
     
   

Lorraine Langley, Ikenobo  


Minghua Li, Shogetsudokoryu  



Pascal Tremblay, Shogetsudokoryu




Marjorie Campkin-Smith, Sogetsu



Yukako Braun, Ikenobo





 Nobuko Kobayashi, Ichiyo





Eiko Roskam, Ohara





Joan Norbury, Sogestsu





 Keiko Mii, Ohara


Kaye Wong, Kim Louey and Stella Gan, Ichiyo



Lee Johnstone, Sogetsu





Emily Karanikolopoulos, Sogetsu


Aiko Nakada and Kerrie Davis, Ohara



Qui Nguyen, Ikenobo




Lara Telford, Trish Ward and Beverley Webster, Sogetsu

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Week two, first room.


Thea Sartori, Sogetsu


Sandra Gawthorpe, Sogetsu


 Christina Marshman, Ichiyo


Julie Ayers, Ikenobo


Lyn Wong, Ohara


Elisha Zhang, Ichiyo


Marcia Lamrock, Sogetsu


 Helen Novic, Sogetsu


 TomokoYamada, Ohara


Margaret Wilson, Sogetsu


Felicia Huang, Ohara


Christopher James, Sogetsu


Eugenia Chudacek, Sogetsu











Saturday, 12 September 2015

A CELEBRATION

The September meeting began with a celebration of the ikebana achievements and contribution to the Melbourne Chapter by Mrs Doreen Schofield.

Doreen joined Ikebana International Melbourne only a couple of years after it was founded in 1959. She served on the committee for 39 of those intervening years, in almost every committee role. She was not only an efficient person with excellent business skills, but lived by a motto, ”Friendship through Flowers”. She has touched many lives of I.I. members with her friendly and generous nature and continues to be a warm, positive influence in the Melbourne Chapter. A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Doreen for enriching the lives of Melbourne Chapter members with her generosity, knowledge and enthusiasm for over 55 years.

   


The Certificate of Appreciation was presented by Chieko Yazaki, President of the Chapter, who spoke about Doreen's extensive contributions.

   
What is the secret of the youthful looking ladies? Ikebana Flower Power? Doreen (centre) recently celebrated her 90th  birthday. Rosemary Farrelly (left) and Helen Novic (right) celebrate theirs next year. 

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The ikebana theme for the meeting was 'Blossoms Springing from a glass vase'. Lara Telford, a Sogetsu School teacher, gave a demonstration in which she used two glass vases, one inside the other.




The materials of her gold, red and green arrangement are: wattle, rhododendron and daffodils. Other member's works are shown below.



Aiko Roskram, kangaroo paw, 'sea holly' and asparagus fern.


Thea Sartori, Japanese Flowering Quince and Gypsophila.


Joy Manie, white and pink blossom, small glass containers on red lacquer tray.



Rosemary Hordern, helleborus and grape vine.



Marjorie Campkin-Smith, white camellia.



Chieko Yazaki, spiraea and anthurium.



Euginia Chudachek, yellow kerria.



Pat Hetrel, purple magnolia and mauve heath.



Beverley Webster, carnation, alstroemeria and gypsophila.


    
Helen Gray, purple alogyne.