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* Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2019 *
Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival welcomes exhibitors from Japan and other countries. Wa: Ikebana Exhibition (Free) Curator: Rachel Iampolski 11am - 5pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1 September 2019 Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne https://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/visit/visitor-information Wa: Ikebana Exhibition Opening (Private Function) 10am - 11am, Saturday 31 August 2019 Invitation Only Wa Ikebana Award The winner of the Wa Ikebana Award 2019 will be announced during the opening ceremony. Wa: Ikebana Exhibition Artists' Talk (Free) 11am - 12:00pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 Rosina Auditorium MC: Takako Routledge Admission Free Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BDQEZ This event will be open for booking on 1 July 2019. Please note: 1. The number of tickets for Artists Talk is very limited. 2. If you could not obtain a ticket online, you may be able to see Artists Talk from a distance. Please follow advice from our floor managing staff. Your safety is our first priority. 3. If it is too crowded, however, please come back to Rosina after 1pm to enjoy our exhibition. Abbotsford Convent has several art galleries, beautiful garden, and nice cafes. 4. If you have any question, please ask our friendly staff at the reception desk. Wa: Ikebana Demonstration 12pm - 1:00pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 Rosina Auditorium MC: Shoan Lo Fee: $5 Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/BDQES This event will be open for booking on 1 July 2019. Eight demonstrators will create Ikebana works in 6 min. each. We are pleased to announce that Ms Kagawa, Professor in Ichiyo School, from Tokyo will be one of the presenters. Other presenters include Sandra Marker (Sogetsu NSW), Shoan Lo, Shokai Ikebana & Aileen (Shoto) Duke. Many of our demonstrators are members of Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival Committee. We appreciate their hard work for this festival. We are fortunate to have an anonymous sponsor for this demonstration. Please note: 1. The number of tickets for Ikebana Demonstration is very limited. About 40 seats only. 2. If you could not obtain a ticket online, you may be able to buy a ticket ($2 standing only, no seat available) on the day. The number of those tickets is limited. Please follow advice from our floor managing staff. Your safety is our first priority. 3. If it is too crowded, however, please come back to Rosina after 1pm to enjoy our exhibition & the works created by our demonstrators. Abbotsford Convent has several art galleries, beautiful garden, and nice cafes. Ikebana Performance with live Music 7pm - 8pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaGrigoryan Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by the internationally renowned Grigoryan Brothers. Details: https://waikebana.blogspot.com/2019/03/ikebana-performance-at-wa.html Ikebana Workshops for Beginners 1-5pm, Saturday 31 August 2019 - Ichiyo School 10am-5pm, Sunday 1 September 2019 - Sogetsu School Shoso Shimbo Group Duration: 50 min Venue: Yellow Room, Rosina (Yellow Room is next to Rosina Auditorium) Fee: $35 per person Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaConvent Ikebana for Kids 1pm & 2pm, Sunday 1 September 2019 Duration: 45 min Venue: Rosina Auditorium Age: Year 1 - Year 6 Fee: $25 Booking: http://bit.ly/IkebanaConventKids Would you like to join our exhibition? The good news is that we have extended the application deadline to Sunday 4 August 2019. How to apply: click here. Another good news is that we now offer $100 prize money to the winner of Wa Ikebana Award 2019. We have already several international & internstate exhibitors. Why don't you join this exciting international ikebana festival? See some of our wonderful exhibitors profiles.
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