Program


07:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: Quaff Restaurant, Toorak

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.

11:00 AM  -  01:00 AM
Ikebana & Yaga

To be confirmed

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

Each 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.

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

Duration: 50 min
Fee: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

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: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

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

Bookings open in May 2021. Shoso Shimbo will create an Ikebana installation with live music by internationally renowned Paul Grabowsky AO.

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

All ikebana containers on display are for sale.

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

No booking required.

10:00 AM  -  04:00 PM
Ikebana Workshop
Location: Yellow Room, Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Duration: 50 min
Fee: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

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

No booking required.

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

Duration: 45 min. Age: Year 1 - Year 6
Fee: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

03:00 PM  -  04:00 PM
Renka with Mozart
Location: Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent

Five ikebana artists will present a renka performance to the music of Mozart performed by Orchestra 21. Renka is a type of ikebana performance in which a group of artists collaborate in the creation of a harmonious work of art. A dynamic harmony emerges spontaneously in the work, although the artists have not previously planned the final product. Fee: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

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. Fee: To be confirmed. Bookings open in May 2021.

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

All ikebana containers are for sale.

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