Program


07:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
Ikebana Dinner Show
Location: To be Advised

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.

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.

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.

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