Immerse Yourself in Japanese Flower Arrangement

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival

11 & 12 Sep 2021 - Melbourne

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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival is an international art festival based on new concepts.

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Program


10:00 AM
Hanadayori
Location: Online Exhibition

Launch of Hanadayori 花信 : Ikebana by Request - Online Exhibition. We plan to publish ikebana works with requests from the viewers on News page in our website & YouTube. Visit News page for the details.

07:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: Ocha, 3- 5 Church St, Hawthorn

Watch elegant ikebana creations by artists Shoso Shimbo and Shoan Lo unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

02:00 PM  -  04:00 PM
Flower & Perfume
Location: 4/112 Rockeby Street, Collingwood

Create a unique and personal gift. This workshop gives you the opportunity to make an ikebana inspired floral frame to enhance your gift. Ikebana artist, Shoso Shimbo shares professional tips and essential floral design principles and he will take you step by step through the creation of your own individual work of art.
Our Metascent Perfumer will help you to blend a perfume with many natural and fine fragrance oils. You will have 50ml bottle of a unique fragrance in a beautiful flower box after 2 hours of workshop.
Fee includes all materials and tool hire.

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Opening (Invitation Only)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Each exhibitors (including ikebana container exhibitors) can invite up to 6 friends and family to the opening. If you are invited by an exhibitor, you don't need to book.

11:00 AM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhbition (Free)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Exhibitors: Join our exhibition. All ikebana schools welcome. Visit our Exhibitor page for the details.
Viewers: No booking required.

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Artists Talk (Free)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

No booking required. Meet the ikebana artists.

11:00 AM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 50 min
Fee: To be confirmed.

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

Seven 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.

11:00 AM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Container Exhibition (Free Admission)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

All ikebana containers on display are for sale.

07:00 PM  -  08:00 PM
Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky
Location: Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Paul Grabowsky AO.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

10:00 AM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition (Free)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

No booking required.

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Ikebana for Men
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Immersion: Ikebana in Japanese
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

English is not allowed in this workshop. All instructions are given only in Japanese. It is like attending an ikebana class in Japan. Ideal for the students doing VEC Japanese or for those who intend to visit Japan soon. Our instructor is a native Japanese speaker with a degree in applied linguistics.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Artists Talk (Free)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

12:00 PM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Workshops
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 50 min
Fee: $35
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

01:00 PM  -  03:00 PM
Ikebana for Kids
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 45 min.
Age: Year 1 - Year 6
Fee: $25.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

04:00 PM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Conference
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to host a regular conference of the International Society of Ikebana Research (www.ikebana.link). If you would like to present your paper, please see our post calling for papers on News page.
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

10:00 AM  -  05:00 PM
Ikebana Container Exhibition (Free Admission)
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

All ikebana containers are for sale.

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Ikebana Performance with Paul Grabowsky

Come and enjoy great, unforgettable show!

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  • AU$125
  •  04.09.2021 07:00 PM - 04.09.2021 10:00 PM
  •   3 Church St, Hawthorn VIC, Australia

Watch elegant ikebana creations by artists Shoso Shimbo and Shoan Lo unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants.

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  • AU$10
  •  11.09.2021 01:00 PM - 11.09.2021 02:00 PM
  •   Rosina, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Six demonstrators will create Ikebana works in 6 min. each. This event is a great introduction to Ikebana.

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  • AU$85
  •  11.09.2021 07:00 PM - 11.09.2021 08:00 PM
  •   Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Paul Grabowsky AO. In this ikebana performance, Grabowsky’s music becomes part of the materials as Shoso brings the piece together. The work exists in real space and time and the whole composition of the work is constantly transformed by the live music in a dynamic and symbiotic relationship.

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  • AU$35
  •  12.09.2021 10:00 AM
  •   Rosina, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Ikebana workshop for beginners on 12 September 2021.

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  • AU$35
  •  12.09.2021 10:00 AM - 12.09.2021 10:50 AM
  •   Rosina, Abbotsford Convent

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

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  • AU$35
  •  12.09.2021 11:00 AM - 12.09.2021 11:50 AM
  •   Rosina, Abbotsford VIC, Australia

This is an immersive Japanese ikebana experience. The lesson will be conducted in easy to understand Japanese.

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  • AU$25
  •  12.09.2021 01:00 PM - 12.09.2021 03:00 PM
  •   Rosina, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

Ikebana for Kids (Year 1 to Year 6)

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  • AU$20
  •  12.09.2021 04:00 PM - 12.09.2021 05:00 PM
  •   Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent, Victoria Australia

Presented by International Society of Ikebana Research

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HANADAYORI - ONLINE EXHIBITION Thank you for your request

Exhibitors


Join our exhibition. All Ikebana Schools Welcome!

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Local, Interstates and International Exhibitors Welcome!

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Container Award


Melbourne Ikebana Container Award & Exhibition

Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to present an opportunity for ceramic artists to create artworks to inspire ikebana artists. Hiroe Swen will be the judge for this award. $1000 cash prize (non - acquisitive).


  • Date: 11.09.2021 11:00 AM - 12.09.2021 05:00 PM
  • Location: Rosina, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia (Map)

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  • Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Victoria, Australia

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