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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Events Calendar


17 January 2019 (to be confirmed): Shoso will create several arrangements including a large work for a display suite of a new development in Barenya Court, Kew.

February 2019: Ikebana Gallery Award 2019, Semifinalists for the December 2018 quarter will be announced. http://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com.au 

2 February 2019: New term of ikebana courses start. New students welcome.

13 February 2019: Japanese Aesthetics - From Ikebana to Contemporary Art.
RMIT Short Courses. http://bit.ly/1IFmuyl

23 February 2019: The Way of the Flower - Ikebana performance with live music. Melbourne Recital Centre. Please book early. http://bit.ly/FlowerWay  

27 - 31 March 2019: Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Shoso and some of his students will exhibit their works. 


31 August & 1 September 2019: Wa - Melbourne Ikebana Festival, Abbotsford Convent. Ikebana exhibition, award, workshops, performances, demos & ikebana market etc.    

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Friday, 4 January 2019

Japanese Aesthetics at RMIT



Shoso Shimbo teaches "Japanese Aesthetics: From Ikebana to Contemporary Art" at RMIT University Short Courses. It will be available for anyone (not just for RMIT students). This class will take participants on a journey to explore the theory of Japanese aesthetics through practical exercises.
http://bit.ly/1IFmuyl

Q&A

Q: Hello Shoso, I was in your course this year & enjoyed it so much, I would like to do another with you next year. Hopefully the one starting in Feb.

Could you advise if you will be covering different topics. I don't mind repeating though but want to learn as much as I can for my second trip to Japan, April 2019. I may have a few friends also interested.

I loved my recent trip & took up many of your suggestions, Nezu Gallery & garden, Cerulean Hotel, garden of New Otani hotel, plus sampled wagashi & bought some home, everything I saw & experienced was a delight.

A: Our next course starts from 13 February 2019 with new topics. The course includes many trip advices on appreciating Japanese art. Please book early. http://bit.ly/1IFmuyl

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Recent Publication



Shoso’s ikebana works have been featured in the following magazines;

Junkies Magazine, Summer Issue 15, 2018. https://junkies.com.au
Garland Magazine, 31 December 2018. https://garlandmag.com/article/tsukumogami/

Some of Shoso’s articles are now available for download.
https://independent.academia.edu/ShosoShimbo
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Saturday, 29 December 2018


Friday, 28 December 2018

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Events Calendar


26 December 2018: Koko Japanese Restaurant, Crown Hotel, Melbourne - New Years' Flower
17 January 2019: Overture, Kew - Flowers for a model room
2 February 2019: Murrumbeena - Shoso Shimbo's Ikebana courses: A new term starts
27 February 2019: Melbourne Recital Centre - Ikebana performance with live music. Tickets on sale now. Please book early. http://bit.ly/FlowerWay
27 - 31 March 2019: Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

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Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Saturday, 1 December 2018


Wednesday, 28 November 2018


Friday, 23 November 2018


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Monday, 29 October 2018

Shoso at Two Contemporary Art Exhibitions



Shoso Shimbo's works have been selected for the two prestigious contemporary art exhibitions.

21 September - 6 November 2018: Biennale of Australian Art. Shoso was selected as one of the top 150 artists of the nation for the biennale. Shoso’s artist residency is form 13 to 19 October. http://www.boaa.net.au Visit Ballarat and enjoy this great art festival and see Shoso’s installation at the Mining Exchange.

28 October - 9 December 2018: Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2018. Shoso Shimbo was selected as a finalist for the award. https://www.yering.com/visit-yering-station/art-gallery/

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Friday, 26 October 2018


Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Events Calendar


21 September to 6 November 2018: Biennale of Australian Art. Shoso was selected as one of the top 150 artists of the nation for the biennale. Shoso’s artist residency is form 13 to 19 October. http://www.boaa.net.au Visit Ballarat and enjoy this great art festival and see Shoso’s installation at the Mining Exchange.

28 October 2018: Ikebana worksop at Kazari, Prahran. https://www.kazari.com.au/workshops. A number of great Ikebana containers will be available on and after this day. Please visit Kazari.

28 October - 9 December 2018: Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2018. Shoso Shimbo was selected as a finalist for the award. https://www.yering.com/visit-yering-station/art-gallery/

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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Shoso's work at BOAA till 6 November 2018



Plastic Tainai Kuguri by Shoso Shimbo at The Mining Exchange, Ballarat as part of BOAA till 6 November 2018.

This work focuses on the issue of plastic pollution. The installation, made of plastic waste, invites viewers to interact with the work and was inspired by the Tainai Kuguri (passing through the womb) in Japan. Tainai Kuguri is a rite of passage through a site such as a cave or the interior of a Buddhist statue symbolising rebirth and a fresh start. 

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Shoso at BOAA


Bring your plastic wastes (plastic bags, wrapping etc.) and attach them to Shoso’s installation, Plastic Tainai Kuguri at BOAA.

Just meditate how much we produce plastic wastes in a day (or in a week), and imagine a better way while walking through a Tainai (womb).

When: 10am - 3pm, 13 - 19 October 2018
Where: The Mining Exchange, Ballarat
Booking for School Group: shososhimbo@gmail.com

Shoso Shimbo at BOAA: http://bit.ly/ShosoBOAA

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Ikebana Workshops by Shoso Shimbo Group Instructors


Our Ikebana workshops were FULLY BOOKED and very successful at Wa: Ikebana Exhibition, Abbotsford Convent, on 7 October 2018.
Thank you, our instructors - Shoan Lo, Shoen Loo, Toko Tazawa, Aileen Duke, Akemi Suzuki & Pulcheria Reeves. 

Balwyn North: Shoan Lo - www.shoanlo.net
Camberwell: Shoen Loo - Instagram: ikebanajenny
Malvern: Toko Tazawa - https://tokoikebana.com
Mornington Peninsula: Aileen Duke - Instagram: eclipse.ikebana
Mulgrave: Akemi Suzuki - https://ikebanaakemi.wixsite.com/mysite
Murrumbeena: Shoso Shimbo - www.shoso.com.au
St Kilda: Pulcheria Reeves - Instagram: designbloom.melb

We received wonderful feedback from our participants!
Thank you all the participants. We hope you will continue learning Ikebana.   

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