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Ikebana International Monthly Meetings are held in the hall on the second Tuesday of the month February - November from 10.00am - 12.30pm. Visitors are most welcome.


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February: Monday evening 8th February 6.30 pm meeting. Doors open at 6pm.

Peter Gertler is a manufacturing jeweller and will speak about The simplicity of Japan that makes Japanese art so sophisticated. 


March: Tuesday 8th March 10.30am meeting. Doors open at 9.30am.

Christopher James is the Director of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Victoria Branch. Christopher has agreed to share some of his “Notes on Ikebana Photography”. 

April: Tuesday 12th April 10.30am meeting. Doors open at 9.30am.

Japanese Day: Chieko YAZAKI and the Japanese team have another interesting day planned.


May: Tuesday 17th May 10.30am Meeting. Doors open at 9.30am.

Judy Hajdu The Gardens of Iran: As an educator Judy is extremely pleased to share her interest in Iranian gardens. Judy also has a daughter presently working for the United Nations in Tehran. 

June: Saturday 18th June,1.30 pm, workshop. Doors open at 1pm.

Workshop to be led by Lara Telford, senior teacher of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Lara has been teaching Ikebana since 2010 and was a recipient of the Norman Sparnon Scholarship in 2017. 

Topic to be advised. 


July: Tuesday 12th July 10.30am, meeting. Doors open at 9.30am. Mr. Fresh is a florist wholesaler in Melbourne specialising in preservation and importing of unusual Japanese and other floristry materials. Bring an arrangement inspired by the unusual.


August: Tuesday 9th August AGM 10.30am.  Doors open at 9.30am.

Head of Schools demonstration and AGM.


October: Saturday 15th October 2 pm workshop. Doors open at 1 pm

Naomi Cullen Head of Ichiyo School:  Ichiyo Melbourne 一葉式いけ花 Naomi began studying Ikebana with the late Masumi Jackson in 1998. Naomi has been a florist for over 15 years and presently studies Ikebana with Iemoto Naohiro Kasuya, Ichiyo Headquarter in Japan. Topic to be advised.


November: Tuesday 8th November 10.30am meeting. Doors open at 9.30am.

Ema Shin is a Japanese born artist who works in the mediums of: tapestry; mixed media embroidery; print making and paper mache. Be inspired by Ema’s work online and bring a contemporary Ikebana arrangement.

Visitors Welcome to attend meetings

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