F June 2019 ~ Shoso Shimbo
Melbourne Ikebana Festival, 19 and 20 Sep 2020waikebana.blogspot.com

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Booking will be open for Artists Talk & Demo soon


On 1 July 2019 booking will be open for Artists Talk and Ikebana Demonstration at Wa. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/program.html

Please note that booking is required for all the programs except exhibition. Please don’t assume that exhibitors will have free access to all the programs. Visit programs page for the details. 

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Events Calendar


28 June 2019: Deadline for joining Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival (individual participant). Join Melbourne Ikebana Festival as an exhibitor. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/
メルボルンの花展に出展しませんか?

30 June 2019: Deadline for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2019.
生け花学習者ならどなたでも無料で簡単に参加できる生け花コンクール。

30 June 2019: Deadline for application for Ikebana Gallery Award (IGA) Committee
生け花ギャラリー賞ではボランティアの運営委員を募集中です。

1 July 2019: Booking is open for Artists Talk and Ikebana Demonstration at Wa. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/program.html  

July 2019: Ikebana Gallery Award 2019, Semifinalists will be announced. http://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com.au

August 2019: Ikebana Gallery Award 2019 will be announced.

14 August 2019: Japanese Aesthetics - From Ikebana to Contemporary Art. RMIT Short Courses. 

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

31 August 2019: Ikebana Performance with the Grigoryan Brothers
Melbourne Recital Centre

30 September 2019: Deadline for submitting essay for International Journal of Ikebana Studies.
Would you like to get your ikebana essay published?
国際いけ花学会では日本語あるいは英語のエッセーを募集中です。


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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Wa Exhibitor: Shoso Shimbo


Shoso Shimbo is one of the exhibitors at Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival. waikebana.blogspot.com

Shoso Shimbo PhD is an artist with over 30 years experience in Ikebana. He was selected as one of “Australia’s top floral designers” (Belle) and has won multiple awards including the Gold Award at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. He is the Arnold Bloch Leiber Prize winner at the Yering Station Sculpture 2017. His recent commissions include a public work of art for the Archibald Award Exhibition 2015 and the Wye River Project 2016.

Shoso is a directer of International Society of Ikebana StudiesIkebana Gallery Award and he teaches Japanese Aesthetics at RMIT Short Courses. He is the Secretary-General of Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2019. He presents Ikebana performance with the Grigoryan Brothers at Melbourne Recital Centre as part of Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2019.

Shoso has an MA in Japanese Studies, a Master of Fine Art and PhD in Education.

< Solo Exhibition>
2013 Distilling Nature: Master of Fine Art Project, MADA Project Gallery, Monash University

<Ikebana Exhibitions (Selected)>
2018 Wa: Ikebana Exhibition (since 2015)
2014 Ikebana Exhibition - Shoso Shimbo Group (since 2009)

<Curated Group Exhibitions (Selected)>
2018 Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition
2018 Lorne Sculpture
2017 Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition
2016 Lorne Sculpture
2014 Lorne Sculpture
2013 Twenty Five Sculptures at the World Trade Centre, The WTC Gallery
2013 Deakin University Small Contemporary Sculpture Award Finalists Exhibition
2012 Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery (since 2010)
2012 Glen Eira Artists' Exhibition, Glen Eira City Council Gallery
2012 Lorne Sculpture

<Commissioned Works / Special Displays (Selected)>
2018 Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA)
2016 Wye River Project, Lorne Sculpture
2015 Public Artwork for Archibald Award Exhibition, Ballarat Art Gallery
2014 Light On / Light Off, Upper West Side, Melbourne
2013 Christmas installation for the City of Ballarat
2012 New Wave Art Festival, National Gallery of Victoria
2005 Melbourne Fashion Festival, Mural Hall & Shop windows, Myer, City

<Awards (Selected)>
2019 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Silver Award in Shop Window Display Competition
2017 The Arnold Bloch Leiber Prize at the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition
2006 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (Gold Award)

<Publication (Selected)>
2016 Environmental Art and Ikebana, International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS), 4, pp. 27-38.
2015 Flowers in Contemporary Art, International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS), 3, pp.11-19.
2015 Ikebana to Contemporary Art: Rosalie Gascoigne, The IAFOR Academic Review, Vol.1, Issue 2, pp.16-20.   
2014 Ikebana in English: Bibliographical Essay, International Journal of Ikebana Studies (IJIS), 2, pp.99-107.
2013 Hiroshi Teshigahara in the Expanded Field of Ikebana, The International Journal of Ikebana Studies, 1, p.31-52.

<Conference Papers (Selected)>                                                             
2018 Creativity & Education: Environmental Art as a Vehicle of Message. Central de Studii European, Facultatea de Drept, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, April 17, Iasi, Romania.
2018 Environmental Art as Public Art. Creating Utopia Conference 2018 Sponsored by Deakin University, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, 22-25th March, Qdos Arts Lorne.
2018 Japanese Aesthetics and Environmental Art. The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, The International Academic Forum. March 30 - April 1, Kobe Japan.
2017 Transition of Environmental Art: In Search of the Strategies for Sustainability. The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, The International Academic Forum. March 30 - April 2, Kobe, Japan.
2015 Power in the Discourse of Art: Ephemeral Arts as Counter-monuments and Beyond, The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities. The International Academic Forum. April 2-4, Osaka, Japan.
2013 Ikebana to Contemporary Art: Cross Cultural Transformation in Rosalie Gascoigne, The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies. The International Academic Forum. May 24-26, Osaka, Japan.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival Update


Ikebana Performance with the Grigoryan Brothers (Melbourne Recital Centre): Over 50% of tickets sold. http://bit.ly/IkebanaGrigoryan

Ikebana Workshops (Adults & Kids class): Booking sites are ready!
http://bit.ly/IkebanaConvent Kids Class http://bit.ly/IkebanaConventKids
Ikebana Demonstration & Artists Talk: Please book from 1 July 2019. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/program.html

Would you like to exhibit your ikebana work at Melbourne Ikebana Festival?
Application will close on 30 June 2019. https://waikebana.blogspot.com/p/exhibitor.html

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Programs: Melbourne Ikebana Festival




Event Details: Visit www.waikebana.blogspot.com for the latest updates

Wa: Ikebana Exhibition (Free) 
11am - 5pm, Saturday 31 August 2019
10am - 5pm, Sunday 1 September 2019
Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit/visitor-information
Admission Free

Wa: Ikebana Exhibition Opening (Private Function)
10am - 11am, Saturday 31 August 2019
Invitation Only

Wa Ikebana Award
The winner of the Wa Ikebana Award 2019 will be announced during the opening ceremony.

Wa: Ikebana Exhibition Artists' Talk (Free)
11am - 12:00pm, Saturday 31 August 2019
Rosina Auditorium
Admission Free
Free tickets will be available on 1 July 2019.
Booking: Under Construction
Please note:
1. The number of tickets for Artists' Talk is very limited.
2. If you could not obtain a ticket online, you may be able to see Artists' Talk from a distance. Please follow advice from our floor managing staff. Your safety is our first priority. 
3. If it is too crowded, however, please come back to Rosina after 1pm to enjoy our exhibition. Abbotsford Convent has several art galleries, beautiful garden, and nice cafes. 
4. If you have any question, please ask our friendly staff at the reception desk.      

Ikebana Demonstration
12pm - 1:00pm, Saturday 31 August 2019
Rosina Auditorium
Eight demonstrators will create Ikebana works in 6 min. each. We are pleased to announce that Ms Kagawa, Professor in Ichiyo School, from Tokyo will be one of the presenters.
Fee: $5 per person
Tickets will be available on 1 July 2019.
Booking: Under Construction
Please note:
1. The number of tickets for Ikebana Demonstration is very limited. About 40 seats only. 
2. If you could not obtain a ticket online, you may be able to buy a ticket ($2 standing only, no seat available) on the day. Please follow advice from our floor managing staff. Your safety is our first priority. 
3. If it is too crowded, however, please come back to Rosina after 1pm to enjoy our exhibition & the works created by our demonstrators. Abbotsford Convent has several art galleries, beautiful garden, and nice cafes. 

Ikebana Performance with live Music
7pm - 8pm, Saturday 31 August 2019
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by the internationally renowned Grigoryan Brothers.
Details: https://waikebana.blogspot.com/2019/03/ikebana-performance-at-wa.html
Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaGrigoryan

Ikebana Workshops for Beginners
1-5pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 - Ichiyo School
10am-5pm, Sunday 1 September 2019 - Sogetsu School Shoso Shimbo Group
Duration: 50 min
Venue: Yellow Room, Rosina (Yellow Room is next to Rosina Auditorium)
Fee: $35 per person
Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaConvent 

Ikebana for Kids
1pm & 2pm, Sunday 1 September 2019
Duration: 45 min
Venue: Rosina Auditorium
Age: Year 1 - Year 6
Fee: $25
Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaConventKids


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Tuesday, 4 June 2019


Sunday, 2 June 2019