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Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland Exhibition 2021

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“My Art of Sogetsu” lets me see beauty wherever I look

In a way similar to how Sogetsu Ikebana transforms plant materials into breath-taking, organic marvels, Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland will transform the virtual reality of last year's exhibition into this year's stunning tangible reality!

On Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 August 2021 Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland Inc. will be holding its Annual Exhibition at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong from 10.00am until 4.00pm on both days.

Admission to the Exhibition is $5.00 per person.

This year the displays and attractions are to address the theme: "My Art of Sogetsu".

sogetsu, ikebana, mt cootha, exhibition, 2021, flower arrangement, cultural displays
Photo by Sogetsu Ikebana Qld.
There are many different Schools or Styles of Ikebana in Japan. Sogetsu was founded in Japan in 1927 as a technique based on the belief that Ikebana should be enjoyable and creative but not bound by the rules of classical styles and copying patterns. Practitioners of Sogetsu Ikebana are not limited by the textures and colours they can use in the composition of their works of art. They seek to conceive a tactile and colourful display through the use of natural elements such as withered leaves, seed pods, roots, branches as well as flowers. Unconventional materials can also be used.

Rough, smooth, straight, distorted, blue, green, grey, white and/or black: there is no limit to celebrating "My Art of Sogetsu" and how you can display your love of flowers and nature.

sogetsu, ikebana, mt cootha, exhibition, 2021, flower arrangement, cultural displays
Photo by Sogetsu Ikebana Qld.
Ikebana means "to make flowers live" and by applying distinct rules of construction and the use of living plant materials the art-form has enthralled and delighted people around the world with its use of asymmetry and empty spaces to construct a harmony within the materials, the container and the setting.

Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland Inc. has a very active group in Brisbane with members being involved in many different ways both individually and through group work, for example, in creating arrangements, installations, demonstrations and teaching. The School has been associated for many years with the Queensland Art Gallery and their arrangements can be viewed there.

Come along and take this opportunity at the Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition 2021 to meet many of Brisbane's Sogetsu practitioners. By joining in the free ikebana demonstrations held daily at 10.30 am you will be able to gain some first-hand knowledge on how these works of art are created and to appreciate exactly what the artist is conveying by the composition of a particular piece.

Join with qualified Teachers as they take guided tours of the Exhibition at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily. During the tours, it will be explained how the various arrangements on display are compiled using the Sogetsu Ikebana approach.

sogetsu, ikebana, mt cootha, exhibition, 2021, flower arrangement, cultural displays
Photo by Sogetsu Ikebana Qld.
You can also get some practical experience by joining in one of the hands-on classes at 1.30pm on both days. These classes are to introduce anybody who is interested with a basic understanding of Sogetsu Ikebana fundamentals. Cost for these hands-on classes is $5.00.

Ikebana related materials are on sale throughout the Exhibition and, once you know what's needed, you can get straight into that masterpiece when you get home. To keep your strength up, and to make sure you see the whole display, tea and coffee will also be on sale.

Take advantage of this opportunity to view and understand a most tranquil Japanese activity. It may inspire you to begin your growth as an artist of the Ikebana art form once you realise how to access the support of a dynamic group of Teachers and practitioners.

sogetsu, ikebana, mt cootha, exhibition, 2021, flower arrangement, cultural displays
To find out more about this remarkable Ikebana Exhibition at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium and for more general information on Sogetsu Ikebana Queensland Inc., look up the web page here, or make contact through the web site contact page here, or check out the organisation's Facebook page here and Instagram page here.
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Why? Enjoy the beauty and serenity of Japanese flower arranging
When: 10.00am until 4.00pm on 21 and 22 August, 2021
Phone: 0434 364 910
Where: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
Cost: $5.00 per person
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this is a beautiful art form
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2992) 29 days ago
this is a beautiful art form
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2992) 29 days ago
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