07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: Ocha, 3 Church St, Hawthorn

Watch elegant ikebana creations by 3 artists, Shoan Lo, Shoto Duke & Shoka Healey unfold before your eyes as you enjoy a three course meal at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants.
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Awards presentation for Wa Ikebana 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. The number of people you can invite may change due to the restriction. 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, Abbotsford Convent

Free Admission. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

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

Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ikebana Demonstration
Location: Linen Room, 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.
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03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

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

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

Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Paul Grabowsky AO.
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10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Exhibition & Ikebana Container Award Exhibition
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Free Admission. All ikebana containers are for sale (Ikebana container award section only).

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ikebana for Men
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

This workshop is for men who are interested in flowers. Female participants are also welcome.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Immersion: Ikebana in Japanese
Location: Linen Room, 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.
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artists Talk
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Meet our exhibitors. No booking required.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 50 min
Fee: $40
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

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

Duration: 50 min
Fee: $40
Visit our "Book Tickets" page for the details.

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Ikebana for Kids
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 45 min.
Age: Primary School Year 1 - Year 6
Fee: $30.
Early Bird of 10% off ($27 per ticket) offer NOW until 26 August 2022
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03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Ikebana Conference
Location: Linen Room, Abbotsford Convent

Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival is pleased to host a regular conference of the International Society of Ikebana Research (www.ikebana.link).
What is ikebana performance? Dr Meran Trail and Hiroki Ohara (Headmaster of Ohara School) will talk about performance art & ikebana performance. They will answer to the questions from ikebana practitioners around the world.

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 in our website & YouTube. Visit Hanadayori 2023 page for the details.