Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Yoko: Basic Style, Melbourne

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Roselyn: Emphasising Water, Melbourne

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Akemi: Study of Lines, Melbourne

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Elena: Free Style, Melbourne

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Monday, 28 July 2014

People's Choice Award 2014

We have started the People's Choice Award. If you have a Facebook account, please vote by 31 July 2014. Please note that you have to LIKE at least 3 works among the 12 semi-final works.


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Semi-Finalists for the Ikebana Gallery Award 2014

The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 12 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.

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. info@shoso.com.au 

Thank you all the Ikebana students who contributed this year. We hope to receive more of your works toward the Ikebana Gallery Award 2015.  

1. Roselyn

2. Maddie

3. Maddie

4. Julie

 5. Risa

6. Roselyn

7. Roselyn

 8. Maddie

 9. Paola

10. Elena

 11. Elena

 12. Anca

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Roselyn: Melbourne

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Shoan: Melbourne

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Akemi: Melbourne

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Lyn: Melbourne

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Robyn, R.: Melbourne

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Anna : Tokyo

Woven leaves mimicking as the sail for a boat

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Application Closed for Ikebana Gallery Award 2014

Thank you for your support for the Ikebana Gallery Award in 2014. Applications for the award closed on 30 June 2014. 

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

This is our third year to run this competition. We are pleased know that more Ikebana teachers encouraged their students to take part in this annual event. 

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. In addition, it is so rare for Ikebana students to have their works judged by art specialists for free.    

We believe that the Ikebana Gallery Award provides many Ikebana students with a great opportunity. Although our committee works hard to run this event rigidly, we hope that this will be a friendly, fun and casual event for all participants.   

We hope even more Ikebana students will join this competition next year. Applications for the 2015 Ikebana Gallery Australia Award started on 1 July 2014 and will close 30 June 2015. 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 Award

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Elena: Repetition, Melbourne

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