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Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 10 and 11 Sep 2022ikebanafestival.com

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Friday, 5 August 2022

Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky - Book Now

Ikebana Performance: Book Now

Ikebana Dinner Show, Ikebana Conference, Ikebana Workshops, Ikebana Demonstration, and more: https://www.ikebanafestival.com/book-tickets

Enjoy free Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award exhibition (Biennale) at Abbotsford Convent on 10 & 11 September. Melbourne Ikebana Festival 

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

Ikebana Calendar - August 2022

12 July 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Beleura House - Sold out in one day. https://www.shoso.com.au/2022/07/ikebana-workshop-at-beleura.html 

30 July 2022: Ikebana Introduction Workshop ($60)

13 August 2022: Ikebana Introduction Workshop ($60)

27 August 2022:Ikebana Introduction Workshop ($60)


1 September 2022: Ikebana Dinner Show.

10 September 2022: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky. 


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com

24 September 2022: Ikebana Introduction Workshop ($60)

29 October 2022: Ikebana Introduction Workshop ($60)

 31 December 2022: Deadline for Hanadayori Request


Sunday, 24 July 2022

Ikebana Workshop at Beleura

“Throughout the afternoon’s Ikebana Floral Arrangement session I was totally focused on Dr Shoso’s introduction, information & guidance as we set out to create our own arrangement. A complete immersion into a new concept & challenge aroused energy, enthusiasm & much satisfaction as our arrangements took shape & were completed!”


“Wonderful venue, attentive transport service, outstanding presenter, delicious afternoon tea, warm and welcome atmosphere. An afternoon that was good for the soul in all kinds of ways.”



Sunday, 17 July 2022

Monday, 13 June 2022

Ikebana at Villa Alba

Shoso & His Students were invited for "Winter Flower Exhibition" at Villa Alba Museum.

When: 18th & 19th June, 11am - 4pm
Venue: Villa Alba, Walmer St, Kew
Booking: https://www.villaalbamuseum.org/events/

Our creative committee of Melbourne Ikebana Festival will create Ikebana displays to promote Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival


Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

Tickets will be on sale from 3 June 2022.  https://www.ikebanafestival.com

In the 16th century, a seminal ikebana artist Senno Ikenobo raised the idea that Ikebana should be created based on the essence of flowers rather than their image. The aim is to represent the essence of the universe, which Shoso calls Wa: Fluid Harmony in his performance. Ikebana in this sense is abstract assemblage rather than floral decoration.           

Some contemporary artists used performance to show that the artist’s creative act is equally as important as the artwork itself. Ikebana performance similarly aims to shift attention from the artwork to the artist’s action. Art exists in real space and real time and Grabowsky’s music becomes part of the materials as Shoso brings the piece together. The emerging work is a dynamic matrix, an interplay of symmetries and asymmetries in harmony with the music. 

This performance is presented by Melbourne Ikebana Festival.  


Wednesday, 18 May 2022

What is Ikebana ? (1) - New Publication

2022, International Journal of Ikebana Studies, Vol.9, 76 - 78
This is a translation of selected passages of “Hana ni ikiru hitotati he (Message for those who live for flowers)”(1967) by Suido Yamane (1893 - 1966). His insight in ikebana is inspirational for those who wish to look deeply into what ikebana is, and for those who are not satisfied with prevailing discussions about ikebana.


Ikebana News 

31 May 2022: Deadline - Hanadayori, Ikebana by Request 

4 June 2022Ikebana Introduction

10 June 2022: Ikebana Workshop at Richmond Library 

18 June 2022Ikebana Introduction 

18 & 19 June 2022: Ikebana Display for Villa Alba Open Day  

1 July 20221000 Ikebana Challenge 

31 August 2022Ikebana Workshop at the Pub

10 September 2022: Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky


10 & 11 September 2022: Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. https://www.ikebanafestival.com


Friday, 13 May 2022