F January 2019 ~ Shoso Shimbo
Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 10 and 11 Sep 2022ikebanafestival.com

Sunday, 20 January 2019

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.    


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.


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


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.