Saturday, 16 February 2019

FEBRUARY MEETING


Our meeting room was bursting at the seams for our first meeting of 2019 with 48 attendees, including 5 visitors. The theme for the day was Sumi-e (ink brush painting). We were very fortunate to have Emi Kamataki, a highly skilled Melbourne based practitioner of this art form as our guest speaker. 


Ms Kamataki, presented a fascinating introductory talk about sumi-e which she illustrated by showing the equipment and materials necessary for the artist. In addition she showed examples of her own work as a means of explaining different styles and techniques.


Following the guest speaker an ikebana demonstration was given by Midori Nakajima that was inspired by the theme of sumi-e.


Her arrangement in a modern metal vase included tortuous willow, chrysanthemum, casuarina and man-made material (split bamboo matting)


A total of 18 members had prepared individual ikebana arrangements on the days theme which are shown below.


Julie Ireland



Felicia Huang



Jennie Stewart



Helen Marriott



Rachael Lok



Chieko Yazaki



Lee Johnstone



Emily Karanikolopoulos



Akemi Suzuki



Lara Telford



Josephine Tan



Anne Conrick



Margaret Wilson



Marjorie Campkin-Smith



Lyn Wong



Aiko Nakada 



Christopher James




Judy Hajdu



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