Monday, 10 August 2020

Welcome: Our New Committee Member!


We are pleased to welcome Eiko Sasajima (Japan) as our new committee member. Sasajima sensei is one of the most active ikebana masters in Japan. Her works have been featured in many magazines, newspapers, TV etc. She is well known for her innovative large flower installations and collaborative works with many artists. She runs several ikebana courses in Japan. We hope many of her students will join Ikebana Gallery Award!  


  • 草月流一級師範
  • Atelier J plus(アトリエジェイプラス)主宰
  • 花育講師 …各種団体様いけばな体験教室承ります
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  • 1981年 草月流入門 三代家元 勅使河原宏氏、竹中麗湖氏に師事
  • 1992 - 1997年 草月ヤングチャレンジャーズ茨城会長
  • 1993 - 2001年 池袋東武百貨店、青山・草月会館SYC展出品
  • 1990年〜 水戸市芸術祭、茨城県芸術祭出品
  • 1996年〜 笹島英湖花教室開講
  • 2003年〜 日本橋高島屋草月流展出品
  • 2003年6月 水戸プラザホテルにて、薩摩琵琶奏者の友吉鶴心氏と花と音楽のコラボレーション共演
  • 2003年7月 ジャズミュージシャンの山崎比呂志氏と花と音楽のコラボレーション共演
  • 2006年9月 「花薬食同源」料理家・薬剤師とのコラボレーション
  • 2011年10月〜 ホテル テラス ザ ガーデン エントランスホール・ディスプレイ
  • 2012年1月 書家 川又南岳氏とコラボレーション
  • 2012年 クリスタルパレス 空間プロデュース・デモンストレーション
  • 2012年 三の丸ホテル ファサードディスプレイ
  • 2012年11月 「わくわくテレビ!NHKランド」お花のデモンストレーション
  • 2013年6月 新宿髙島屋 草月いけばな展「私の器、私の花―こころといけばなが出会うとき―」出品
  • 2013年7月 イベント企画主催 ソムリエ田崎真也との饗宴「炎の連さ」五感が与える美と感動
  • 2013年10月 神戸ビエンナーレ出品
  • 2013年12月 博多阪急 お花のデモンストレーション
  • 2014年6月 新宿髙島屋 草月いけばな展「みどりの瞬間(とき)-次世代へのメッセージ」出品
  • 2014年12月〜 「梅の花」全室の花装飾を手がける
  • 2015年1月 ヴァイオリニスト竜馬氏、ギタリストYUTA氏、映像の銀次氏、書道家沙恵、和太鼓のパフォーマンスとコラボ・生け花のデモンストレーションを企画出演
  • 2015年2月 日本橋タカシマヤ美術画廊 第16回 島田 恭子陶芸展 花装飾を手がける
  • 2015年4月 イベント企画主催 「生け花イリュージョン & 花Dinner」
  • 2015年7月 中目黒にて「和のおもてなし教室」開講
  • 2016年1月 タイにて「デモンストレーション & ワークショップ」開催
  • 2016年6月 新宿高島屋 草月展合作出品 大賞『生ける賞』受賞
  • 2016年9月〜 赤坂アーバンホテル・エントランスディスプレイ
  • 2016年11月 プラザホテル お花のデモンストレーション オペラ・オカリナとコラボ
  • 2017年1月 タイ・フラワーフェスティバルでデモンストレーション、生け花体験教室、ショー出演
  • 2017年3月 湯けむりの庄にて花と書のコラボ デモンストレーション
  • 2017年3月 プラザホテルにて「夢 つなぐプロジェクト」いけ花デモンストレーション
  • 2017年11月 茨城空港にてデモンストレーションと展示(国産花木イノベーション促進事業)
  • 2017年11月 セルリアンタワー東急ホテルにて「HAPPY TsuNaGu コレクション」生け花パフォーマンス
  • 2018年2月 赤坂草月会館プラザにて「Bamboo scape 展」出品
  • 2018年9月 テレビ東京「TVチャンピオン極~KIWAMI~」に審査員として出演
  • 2018年9月 東京ビッグサイトにて「いけばなパフォーマンス」
  • 2018年11月 華やぎプロジェクト「百人きもの」いけばなパフォーマンス
  • 2019年3月 北足立市場(株)第一花き主催講習会に講師として参加
  • 2019年3月 中目黒教室でニューヨーク・クリニーク副社長にいけばなプライベートレッスン
  • 2019年5月 ここちガーデンフェスタにて流木作家ニコラ氏と「お花のデモンストレーション」
  • 2019年6月 ライオンズクラブ例会にてデモンストレーションといけばな体験
  • 2019年8月〜 THE BLOSSOM 日比谷 ホテルエントランスディスプレイ担当制作
  • 2019年8月 代官山(蔦屋)T-SITE Tokyo Flower & Green にていけばなワークショップ
  • 2019年9月 皇族の方をお迎えする「おもてなしの花」を手がける
  • 2020年3月 横浜『ゆけむりの庄』にて🌸桜🌸をメインにいけばなデモンストレーション
  • 2020年6月 生販連携機会創出事業「いけばなチャレンジ」第一花きにて講師作品担当

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Friday, 7 August 2020

Online Exhibition by Ken Smith (Our Judge)

 


Please see wonderful works by Ken Smith online. https://www.flg.com.au/exhibition/recent-works 
Ken has been a judge for Ikebana Gallery Award since 2012, when he was a senior lecturer at Art & Design Faculty,  Monash University.  

Because of the pandemic, his solo exhibition will be only online this time. However, this is a rare opportunity for many people to see his work from home! Now you understand why he loves ikebana.    

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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 5 works have been selected as finalists in the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020. 

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. http://bit.ly/facebook-ikebana


We are very fortunate to receive great support and advice in our selection process from Associate Professor Osamu Inoue, Kyoto University of Arts. 
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  ) . Dr Inoue noted that the finalists this year have achieved a higher standard than usual.  

Ikebana Gallery Award - For All Ikebana Students around the World
日本の皆様からのご投稿も歓迎いたします。詳細はこちら

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award 2020


Thank you very much for voting for the Ikebana Gallery People's Choice Award 2020. Our post announcing the semi-finalists was viewed over 3 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 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 Lam Tan in Hong Kong. Congratulations. Her work received the largest number of LIKEs by 20 July 2020 in our Facebook page. She will receive our certificate shortly. 

The five finalists will be selected by our expert judges and the winner of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020 will be announced shortly. Please keep following our Facebook page.  

Ikebana Galley Award - Supporting all ikebana students around the world
日本の皆様からのご投稿も歓迎いたします。

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Ikebana Beyond Aesthetics



If you would like to know more about Ikebana and its its history, philosophy and socio-cultural backgrounds, this page may be useful. Ikebana beyond Aesthetics    


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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Semi Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 29 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. https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGallery/
Please LIKE at least 3 (3 or more) works among the 29 works in the album by 20 July 2020. The most popular work will receive the People's Choice Award 2020. 

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. Let's enjoy a fair game. 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, ikebana.gallery@gmail.com. If we don't hear from you, your work may not be considered for selection for the finalists.  

If you are selected but you are not eligible for this award (e.g. if you are a qualified teacher), please let us know soon.

Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this year. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021. http://bit.ly/IGAward

日本の皆様からのご応募も歓迎いたします。https://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com/p/japanese.html



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Friday, 3 July 2020

Semi-Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020, June 2020 Quarter


 The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following works have been selected as semi-finalists of the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020 for the June quarter 2020. 

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,  http://bit.ly/IGAward), please contact us soon, ikebana.gallery@gmail.com
Please also contact us if you have been selected but you are not eligible for this award. 

If we don't hear from you,  your work may not be considered for selection for the finalists. 

In August 2020, the finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists' works, and will be sent to our special judges. http://bit.ly/IGAJudges  

Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this quarter. 

We will accept entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021 four times a year. The first period to enter is from 24 to 30 September 2020. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2021.  http://bit.ly/IGAward
日本の皆様からのご応募も歓迎いたします。https://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com/p/japanese.html


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Monday, 22 June 2020

Entry Opens on 24 June 2020



Our Call for Entry has been revised. 

Entry - Up to 3 Works Each QuarterWe accept entries 4 times a year (March, June, September & December). One student can submit up to 3 works each time.

When to EnterWe accept entries in the last week of each quarter. 
25 - 31 March 
24 - 30 June
24 - 30 September
25 - 31 December 
We welcome your posts to the Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page all year around, but only works posted during the times specified above are eligible for the award.

How to Enter: There are two ways to enter.
(1)  Simply share your work with Ikebana Gallery Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGalleryYou can share a photo album of up to 3 images on our Facebook page.

(2) By email. Email your submission to ikebana.gellery@gmail.com.
All submissions must include an image of work in JPEG format (less than 0.5 Mb), your name, address (City & Country), email address, ikebana school, teacher’s name, lists of materials, a brief comment on your work (less than 100 words). 
Downsize your photo before you send it. This site may help you.
Key Dates:
24 June 2020: Starting date for entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award, June 2020 quarter. 
30 June 2020: Closing date for entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award, June 2020 quarter. 
Our committee will select Semi-finalists from this quarter.

July 2020Semi-finalists selected from the works posted from July 2019 to June 2020 will be announced.  
Late July 2020: Five finalists will be announced on the blog.
August 2020: Winner announced.



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Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Revised Call for Entry



Our Call for Entry has been revised. 

Entry - Up to 3 Works Each QuarterWe accept entries 4 times a year (March, June, September & December). One student can submit up to 3 works each time.

When to Enter: We accept entries in the last week of each quarter. 
25 - 31 March 
24 - 30 June
24 - 30 September
25 - 31 December 
We welcome your posts to the Ikebana Gallery Facebook Page all year around, but only works posted during the times specified above are eligible for the award.

How to Enter: There are two ways to enter.
(1)  Simply share your work with Ikebana Gallery Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/IkebanaGalleryYou can share a photo album of up to 3 images on our Facebook page.

(2) By email. Email your submission to ikebana.gellery@gmail.com.
All submissions must include an image of work in JPEG format (less than 0.5 Mb), your name, address (City & Country), email address, ikebana school, teacher’s name, lists of materials, a brief comment on your work (less than 100 words). 
Downsize your photo before you send it. This site may help you.
Key Dates:
24 June 2020: Starting date for entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award, June 2020 quarter.
30 June 2020: Closing date for entries for the Ikebana Gallery Award, June 2020 quarter. Our committee will select Semi-finalists from this quarter.
July 2020Semi-finalists selected from the works posted from July 2019 to June 2020 will be announced.  
Late July 2020: Five finalists will be announced on the blog.
August 2020: Winner announced.


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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Ikebana Gallery Award Committee 2020 - 2021


We are pleased to announce that the following Ikebana teachers have been appointed as Ikebana Gallery Award Committee Members 2020 - 2021. We appreciate their valuable contribution for the future of Ikebana.

Catherine Kirkland - South Africa
Irene Gomulk - USA
Yuichiro Hinata - Japan
Mario Ryō Ryū Sons - Italy
KidChing Ong - Malaysia
Ekaterina Seehaus - Belgium
Purnima shah - India
Naomi Cullen - Australia
Akemi Suzuki - Australia
Shoto Duke - Australia
Shokai Ikebana - Australia
Dr Leonard Lim - Associate Director
Shoan  Lo - Associate Director
Shoso Shimbo - Director

Note for committee members: Please check your information in this post. If you find any errors or things to change, please let us know.

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Thursday, 16 April 2020

Join Our Team


Ikebana Galley Award (IGA) is looking for two new committee members. With our world class judging panel, IGA needs to further expand its presence in social media and its capacity to reach more Ikebana students around the world.

The positions are volunteer base and there is no remuneration. The Committee's job includes helping select semi-finalists for the IGA and maintaining and updating the IGA Facebook page regularly.

Applicants must have a teaching qualification in Ikebana and experience in social media, in particular Facebook. Before you apply, please read our mission statement, FAQ and award details in our website. https://ikebanaaustralia.blogspot.com/

Please send your CV with your Facebook account information to ikebana.gallery@gmail.com by 30 April 2020.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Semi-Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020, March 2020 Quarter

We have been announcing semi-finalists for the Ikebana Galley Award 2020 quarterly. The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following works have been selected as semi-finalists for the period from January to March 2020. 

We appreciate all the help and hard work our committee members gave for this project.  

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 http://bit.ly/ikebanaaward), please contact us soon, ikebana.gallery@gmail.com

Please also contact us if you have been selected but you are not eligible for this award. 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 quarter. We will announce next semi-finalists in July 2020. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2020. http://bit.ly/ikebanaaward

Please note that our committee will look through all the students' works again in July 2020, and the final semi-finalists including the works selected this time will be announced in July 2020. Your work may not have been selected this time, but it has a second chance!  http://bit.ly/ikebanaaward

In August 2020, the finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists' works, and will be sent to our special judges. http://bit.ly/IGAJudges  

Ling Yang

Deborah 

Karen  

Karen 

Hien  

Hien  

Yu Ming

Following works were selected by our judges, but the students have been awarded Ikebana Gallery Award and are not eligible for the award this time.

Kim Ta

Lai Fong

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