Immerse Yourself in Japanese Flower Arrangement

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival

7 & 8 September 2024
Abbotsford Convent

Hiroe Swen Exhibtion

Ceramic Artist

06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: Beleura House, Mornington

Watch elegant ikebana creations by our guest artist, Oshun Tsukagoshi unfold before your eyes as you enjoy special meal at one of Melbourne's finest Historical Houses & Gardens. Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Mr. David Limbrick, Member of Parliament for Victoria, will inaugurate the festival.

Awards presentation for Wa Ikebana Award, Bridal Bouquet Award & Melbourne Ikebana Container Award - Hiroe Swen Award.
Each exhibitors (including ikebana container exhibitors) can invite up to 3 friends and family to the opening. If you are invited by an exhibitor, you don't need to book. Please contact us (wa.ikebana@gmail.com) if you would like invite 4 or more people.

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award Exhibition
Location: Linen Room & Bishop's Parlor, Abbotsford Convent

The special exhibition features 20 Ikebana Shofu artists traveling from Japan. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

Free Admission.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artists Talk
Location: Community Room, Abbotsford Convent

Free event. Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Ikebana for Kids
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 45 min.
Age: Primary School Year 1 - Year 6

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available from June 2024 to book!

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Containers Stalls
Location: Abbotsford Convent

The nation's top ceramic artists open their stalls.

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Hiroe Swen Exhibition
Location: Mural Hall, Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Hiroe Swen, distinguished with both the Order of Australia and the Order of the Rising Sun, will be featured in our festival where all exhibited pieces will be available for purchase.

Free Admission.

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Ikebana Performance
Location: Melbourne Recital Centre

Ikebana Performance by Shoso Shimbo with accompanied music by Slava Grigoryan.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available from 5 June 2024 to book!

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award Exhibition
Location: Linen Room & Bishop's Parlor, Abbotsford Convent

The special exhibition features 20 Ikebana Shofu artists traveling from Japan. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

Free Admission.

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Ikebana for Men
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

This workshop is for men who are interested in flowers. Female participants are also welcome.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available from June 2024 to book!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artists Talk
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Free event. Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Ikebana Conference
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to host a regular conference of the International Society of Ikebana Research (bit.ly/ikebanaresearch).

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ikebana Demonstration
Location: Oratory, Abbotsford Convent

Six demonstrators will create Ikebana works in 6 min. each. This event is a great introduction to Ikebana. Some of our demonstrators are members of Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival Committee. We appreciate their hard work for this festival.

Fee: $10.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Immersion: Ikebana in Japanese
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

This workshop is conducted in Japanese only. All instructions will be provided exclusively in Japanese. It's akin to participating in an ikebana class in Japan, making it perfect for VEC Japanese students or those planning a visit to Japan. Our instructor, a native Japanese speaker with a degree in applied linguistics, will lead the session.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available from June 2024 to book!

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Hana-Awase
Location: Oratory, Abbotsford Convent

Two teams of ikebana artists will compete in a Hana-Awase style performance to live music by the musicians of the renowned Orchestra 21. Tickets will be available from June 2024 to book!

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana in our beginner-friendly workshops tailored for all ages and genders.

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details. Tickets will be available in June 2024 to book!

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Bouquet Auction
Location: Oratory, Abbotsford Convent

All welcome. Bridal Ikebana Bouquets are up for auction.

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Containers Stalls
Location: Abbotsford Convent

The nation's top ceramic artists open their stalls.

10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Hiroe Swen Exhibition
Location: Mural Hall, Salon, Abbotsford Convent

Internationally acclaimed ceramic artist Hiroe Swen, distinguished with both the Order of Australia and the Order of the Rising Sun, will be featured in our festival where all exhibited pieces will be available for purchase.

Free Admission.

12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Hanadayori
Location: Online

Deadline for sending requests for Hanadayori 花信 : Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition. We plan to publish ikebana works with requests from the viewers on our website & YouTube. We will publish the details in Hanadayori 2023/25 page shortly.

  • AU$135
  •  05.09.2024 06:00 PM - 05.09.2024 08:30 PM
  •   Beleura House, Mornington, 3931 Victoria, Australia

Witness the mesmerizing creations of ikebana by Oshun Tsukagoshi in the Pavilion, set against the backdrop of Beleura House, one of Melbourne's most esteemed Historical Houses & Gardens. Join us for an evening of culinary delights and artistic wonders at Beleura House. Reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment!

  • AU$35
  •  07.09.2024 12:00 PM - 07.09.2024 12:45 PM
  •   Salon, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Ikebana for Kids (Primary School Year 1 to Year 6).

  • AU$45
  •  07.09.2024 01:00 PM - 08.09.2024 04:45 AM
  •   Salon, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Ikebana workshop for beginners.

  • AU$78
  •  07.09.2024 07:00 PM - 10.09.2022 08:30 PM
  •   Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Hanadayori Night - Melbourne. Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Slava Grigoryan. In this ikebana performance, Grigoryan's music becomes part of the materials as Shoso brings the piece together. The work exists in real space and time and the live music constantly transforms the whole composition of the work in a dynamic and symbiotic relationship.

  • AU$45
  •  08.09.2024 10:00 AM - 08.09.2024 10:45 AM
  •   Salon, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

This workshop is for men who are interested in flowers. Female participants are also welcome. Choose the right session on our booking site - 10 AM on Sunday.

  • AU$10
  •  08.09.2024 11:00 AM - 08.09.2024 12:30 PM
  • Online Event

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to host a regular conference of the International Society of Ikebana Research (bit.ly/ikebanaresearch). Our conference this year delves into exploring the profound impact of Ikebana on our mental well-being. Booking opens on 1 August 2024.

  • AU$10
  •  08.09.2024 01:00 PM - 08.09.2024 02:00 PM
  •   Oratory, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Under the theme of "ikebana for restaurants and cafes", selected ikebana artists demonstrate their work in 6 minutes each. This event is a great introduction to Ikebana.

  • AU$45
  •  08.09.2024 02:00 PM - 08.09.2024 02:45 PM
  •   Salon, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

This is an immersive Japanese ikebana experience. The lesson will be conducted in easy-to-understand Japanese. Choose the right session on our booking site - 2 PM on Sunday.

  • AU$30
  •  08.09.2024 03:00 PM - 08.09.2024 04:00 PM
  •   Oratory, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Victoria 3067, Australia

Two teams of 4 ikebana artists will present a Hana-Awase performance to live music - World Premiere. Our special guest from Japan, Oshun Tsukagoshi, Headmaster of Ikebana Shofu and his team will join this performance. The teams synergize to craft a harmonious work of art, complemented by the mellifluous strains of Mozart's music, expertly rendered by the esteemed musicians of Orchestra 21. Orchestra 21 is regarded as the most exciting chamber orchestra in Melbourne.

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  • 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Victoria 3067, Australia

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