Monday, 30 July 2012

Elizabeth (Sydney): One kind of material - branches



Teacher/School: Akihiro Kasuya / Ichiyo School of Ikebana (一葉式いけ花)
Material: Rosa multiflora, Cotinus (Smoketree)
Container: Bamboo
Comment: This composition was created by bending (Shin) and breaking (Soe) branches to stabilize the bamboo vase.  The arrangement looks flat, but in reality the main branch was pushed forward quite a lot and rested on the inserted supporting branch.  Smoketree added balance to the composition.  Voila: “One kind of material – branches”

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Elena: Basic Style


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Marian: Free Style - White


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Bonnie: Free Style


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Kaori: Basic Style


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Heather: Basic Style


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Emalia: Basic Style


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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Elizabeth (Sydney) : Vegetables




Teacher/School: Akihiro Kasuya / Ichiyo School of Ikebana (一葉式いけ花)
Material: Goldenrod, Hydrangea, Raspberry branches; Asparagus, Bitter Mellon, Garden Ginger, Myoga Ginger, White Radish.
Container: Rectangular ceramic, black pebbles, 2 kenzans.
Comment: The other day, a friend of mine from Sogetsu did an interesting ikebana using fruits and vegetables.  Last week I tried the veggies only arrangement and combined flowers, leaves and vegetables following Ichiyo rules.  Here it is: “Vegetables”.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Su Fen: Basic Style


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Sherry: Basic Style


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Roslyn: Basic Style


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Kaori: Basic Style


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Julie: Free Style


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Heather: Basic Style


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Emalia: Basic Style


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Elena: Basic Style


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Bonnie: Basic Style


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Monday, 23 July 2012

Sherry: Basic Style


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Teresa: Basic Style


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Emalia: Basic Style


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Roslyn: Basic Style


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Su Fen: Basic Style


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Kaori: Basic Style


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Monday, 9 July 2012

Five Finalists for the 2012 Ikebana Gallery Award

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 5 works have been selected for the finalists for Ikebana Gallery Australia Award 2012. Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected. 


The winner will be announced in August 2012. 

We are very fortunate to receive significant support and advice in our selection process from a prominent Ikebana researcher, Dr Osamu Inoue from Kyoto University. Dr Inoue is a Professor of Ikebana (Saga Goryu) and teaches at Kita Shirakawa Club. http://kitashirakawaclub.jp/index.html

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Semi-finalists for the 2012 Award




The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 11 works have been selected as semi-finalists. Five finalists will be selected shortly from these semi-finalists. 

We are very fortunate to receive significant support and advice in our selection process from a prominent Ikebana researcher, Dr Osamu Inoue from Kyoto University. Dr Inoue is a Professor of Ikebana (Saga Goryu) and teaches at Kita Shirakawa Club. http://kitashirakawaclub.jp/index.html

Our committee found that the selection process was not easy. As an award for Ikebana students, we valued both the basics of Ikebana and creativity in choosing the semi-final works. We believe that true creativity should be firmly based on the principles of Ikebana. 

Thank you again for your contribution and support. Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected for the semi-final. 

13 Aug 2011- Lucy - Freestyle
29 Aug 2011 - Asami - Basic Style
6 Sep 2011 - Aileen - Freestyle 
9 Sep 2011 - Helen - Freestyle
1 Nov 2011 - Mariam - Freestyle
21 Jan 2012 - Lucy - Freestyle 
9 Feb 2012 - Azumi - Basic style
3 Mar 2012 - Lucy - Freestyle
16 June 2012 - Irene (Brisbane) Combined style
16 June 2012 - Irene (Brisbane) Colours in contrast 
30 June 2012 - Elizabeth - Flat Form



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Monday, 2 July 2012

Thank you from Ikebana Gallery




Thank you for your support for the Ikebana Gallery Australia Award in 2012. Applications for the award closed on 30 June 2012. We have over 200 entries this first year from beginners to experienced students of Ikebana. 

The five finalists will be announced in this blog in July. Then our distinguished panel of judges will select the winner in August. 

The notion of an Ikebana competition is not very familiar, especially in the form of an online competition. As far as we know our award is the first international Ikebana competition that any Ikebana student can take part in for free. 

As an Ikebana teacher teaching outside Japan, I am aware some important issues that many Ikebana students face overseas, such as a lack of opportunities to participate in exhibitions or competitions and to access good quality training. It's difficult for students to find ways to share their learning experiences with other Ikebana students. Although we can't claim to solve all of these problems, we believe the Ikebana Gallery is a step in the right direction. 

Applications for the 2013 Ikebana Gallery Australia Award started on 1 July 2012 and will close 30 June 2013. See the details in Award page in this blog and start sending your works. 

Also please become a follower of this blog or follow by email to receive the latest update.

Shoso Shimbo, PhD
Ikebana Gallery Australia



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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kaori: Basic Style


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Roslyn: Basic Style


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Teresa: Basic Style


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