Sunday, 13 May 2018


The meeting on 8th May was attended by 38 people including our co-patron Mrs Yoko Matsunaga, wife of the Consul General of Japan, and 5 other visitors. The theme for the meeting was Autumn Grasses in a Basket. A demonstration on the theme was given by Aiko Nakada, head of the Ohara School in Melbourne. 

Aiko created a beautiful naturalistic arrangement in a tall basket using a variety of autumn materials. The tallest material  capturing the autumn grasses feeling was a stem of variegated miscanthus.

Here is her completed work. Below are some of the arrangement made by other members at the meeting.

Bill Riches

Lyn Wong

Kim Ng

Chiemi Daly

Nicole McDonald

Marjorie Campkin-Smith

Lee Johnstone

Qui Nguyen

Akemi Suzuki

Chieko Yazaki

Helen Marriott

Sally Wilkinson

Betty Karanikolopoulos

Emily Karaniklolopoulos

Toula karanikolopoulos

Elizabeth Angell

Trish Ward