Monday, 6 August 2018

Toko: Improvisation

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Pulcheria: Branches Composition

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Saturday, 4 August 2018

Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2018

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 4 works have been selected as finalists in the Ikebana Gallery Award 2018. 

Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected. 

The finalists' works have been sent to our expert judgesThe winner will be announced within a few weeks. To receive update notices, become a follower or follow us by Email (see right) or simply like the Ikebana Gallery Facebook page.

We are very fortunate to receive great support and advice in our selection process from Associate Professor Osamu Inoue, Kyoto University of Art & Design. 
Dr Inoue is a prominent Ikebana artist and researcher, and vice president of International Society of Ikebana Studies (ISIS). Dr Inoue's recent publications includes "Thought of Ikebana" (「花道の思想」思文閣出版   ) .

1. Nadia

2. Aileen

3. Pulcheria

4. Laura

Post your work by 30 June 2019 to be selected for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2019.

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Thursday, 2 August 2018

2018 Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award

Thank you very much for voting for the Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award 2018. Our post announcing the semi-finalists was viewed over 7 thousands people around the world. We are pleased to be able to provide such a rare opportunity for Ikebana students to show their works to so many people, to be liked and to receive warm comments.     

We are grateful for all of those who supported Ikebana Gallery Award, the first international Ikebana competition for all the Ikebana students by liking its Facebook page. We are particularly thankful to those who respected the spirit of the People’s Choice Award and voted according to our instruction.    


We are pleased to announce that the winner is Aileen Duke (Sogetsu School) in Australia. Congratulations. Her work received the largest number of LIKEs by 31 July 2018 in our Facebook page. 
Aileen will receive our certificate shortly. Here is a message from Aileen. 

Thank you everyone for your support of the Ikebana Gallery Award, and for all the likes, loves and wows you gave my arrangement. I’m thrilled! It’s a very special achievement. My congratulations to all the semi-finalists and good luck for the next stage! 

The finalists will be selected by our expert judges and the winner of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2018 will be announced shortly. Please keep following our Facebook page.  

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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Japanese Government's Award to Ms Kehoe

Ms Lesley Kehoe, one of the judges for Ikebana Gallery Award received the Japanese Foreign Minister's Commendation Award for the promotion of Japanese culture in Australia. Congratulations!
Shoso Shimbo's work at the Lesley Kehoe Galleries.

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Pulcheria: Composition using Branches

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Ryoko: Flowers Only

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Saturday, 21 July 2018

IGA Committee Members 2018 - 19

We are pleased to announce that the following Ikebana teachers have been appointed as Ikebana Gallery Award Committee Members 2018 - 19.

Director - Shoso Shimbo, Sogetsu, Australia
Associate Director - Shoan Lo, Sogetsu, Australia
Associate Director - Dr Leonard Lim, Ikenobo, Singapore
Ekaterina Seehaus, Sogetsu, Belgium
Naomi Cullen, Ichiyo, Australia
Nobuko Kobayashi, Ichiyo, Australia
Purnima Shah, Ohara, India
Akemi Suzuki, Sogetsu, Australia
Toko Tazawa, Sogetsu, Australia

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Semi-finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2018

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 15 works have been selected as semi-finalists. Five finalists will be selected shortly from these semi-finalists and will be sent to our special judges

Please tell us your favourite works on our Facebook page.
Please LIKE at least 3 (3 or more) works among the 15 works in the album by 31 July 2018. The most popular work will receive the People's Choice Award 2018. 

Please share the whole album and encourage your friends to vote. But please don't share individual works and encourage people to like them. We hope that students with less Facebook friends will not be at too much of a disadvantage. Have fun. Thank you. 

Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected for the semi-final. If you have not sent us your details and a list of materials for your work (check our Award page, please contact us soon, If we don't hear from you, your work may not be considered for selection for the finalists.  

Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this year. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2019.

 1. Aileen

2. Sue

3. Risa

4. Nadia

 5. Pulcheria

 6. Kim 

 7. Viola

 8. Sue

9. Pulcheria

 10. Kim

11. Karen

12. Laura

13. Mona

14. Viola

15. Sokyo

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ikebana Gallery Award 2019

Post your work by 30 June 2019 to be selected for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2019.
We have started accepting submissions for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2019. 
Any Ikebana student can post up to 6 works each month. 

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Monday, 2 July 2018

Application Closed

Application for the Ikebana Galley Award 2018 has closed. Thank you for many submissions. Our committee will select about 15 semi-finalists shortly. Please like Ikebana Gallery to receive the latest updates.

Daily Meditation at Hanabishi Restaurant, Melbourne. 

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Sue: Free Style

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Karen: Free Style

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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Aileen: Free Style

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Pulcheria: Free Style

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Sue: Free Style

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Akemi: Hanging Display

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Kim: Free Style - tanabata

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