Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 7 and 8 September

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. 

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.

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

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.

Recent Publication

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

Junkies Magazine, Summer Issue 15, 2018.
Garland Magazine, 31 December 2018.

Some of Shoso’s articles are now available for download.