Wiring Division

Here are some simple rules and checks to improve your wiring: Wiring Rules same angle- 55-60 degrees same spacing no gaps pairing branches to wire at all times possible Wiring Checks (for secondary and tertiary branches only) enter shoulder (backside […]

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November Demonstrator: Peter Warren

For Peter’s demonstration, Ian brought a mature, well-styled cascade juniper that Peter described as ‘enjoying life in captivity’. It was, however, ready for a makeover!    To start, Peter opened up the trunk line by jinning the bottom branch and […]

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This Month’s Demonstration: Christmas Party!

The Christmas festivities will start after a short AGM to elect committee members for next year and then the fun begins. Bring a tree for last tree standing- always so much more fun if you are part of it. There […]

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December 2019 Meeting

There is no demonstration next month but this does not mean that nothing is happening. Come along and join us for our AGM followed by the BSA Christmas party. Always fun!

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Peter Warren is Coming to Australia

Peter is one of United Kingdom’s leading Bonsai professionals. His studio and nursery, Saruyama Bonsai, is located in London. Peter studied under Kunio Kobayashi for six years. He is well known and highly regarded in Europe and Japan where he is regularly featured on television and radio. Peter is a published author and well respected translator whose work is featured in bonsai magazines around the world.

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Scenes from BSA Annual Show 2019

Again, thank you so much to all those who helped with our show; from those who displayed trees and/or gave demonstrations to the very hard working volunteers who set up and pulled down the show and those who manned the […]

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September Demonstrator Recap: Leong Chong

Once again, Leong delivered a great talk illustrating how one can raise one’s bonsai practice from the ordinary to a more sophisticated and pleasing level. Leong very kindly provided the information quoted directly below. ‘There are many elements of a […]

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August Demonstrator Recap: Allan Harding

Last month, Allan gave a thought-provoking presentation on how to develop one’s artistic skill with bonsai and/or penjing. Using Sydney artist Lindy Lee’s advice to young visual artists, Allan introduced us, through example, to the art of appropriation and its […]

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Tree Making: New Etchings by Michael Kempson

Artist, bonsai artist and BSA member, Michael Kempson has a new exhibition of truly beautiful etchings at the Flinders Street Gallery, Darlinghurst. A master printmaker, Michael combines an artist’s sensibility with great technical skill. These works examine ideas of bonsai- […]

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July Demonstrator Recap: Ian White and Sean Hood

Another great demo from Ian and Sean on root over rock last month and if you’ll excuse the pun, between them they covered all facets. Root over rock can be broken down into three basic parts: selecting the material, putting […]

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