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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August’s Demonstrator: Allan Harding

Allan is well known for his involvement in the Penjing Institute of Australia with Kingston Wang and his role previously in maintaining the bonsai and penjing at the Chinese Gardens of Friendship at Darling Harbour. Allan studied bonsai for fifteen […]

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Taper

What is it about these two photos of the same tree taken the same morning? What is the subtle but marked difference? Why is the modified style in the second photo better? It is all about TAPER, the natural progression […]

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June Demonstration Recap: Tony Bebb

Neil Ryan’s theme for the AABC Conference this year was how to move a tree that had been aesthetically pleasing and well styled in the past into its next iteration. Tony Bebb’s demonstration last month was a lesson in how […]

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July Demonstrator: Ian White and Sean Hood

Ian joined the BSA in 2000 after leaving both South Africa and his bonsai collection to come to Australia. Since then Ian has rebuilt a significant collection of both native and exotic trees. Ian is a skillful communicator whose deep […]

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50th Annual Camellia Show

NSW Camellia Research Society Inc presents its 50th Annual Camellia Show. Happening at Ravenswoon School for Girls Henry Street, Gordon, this July 13, Saturday from 1.30PM to 4.30PM and July 14th Sunday from 10AM to 4PM.

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Bonsai Society of Australia Annual Show 2019

This year we will again have our show at the Harvey Lowe Pavilion (20-22nd September), so put the date in your diary and this is and seriously consider displaying one or more of your trees. The Harvey Lowe Pavilion is […]

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Watershed

I have had a Kunzea ambigua for many years… say fourteen. It has gone through several dramatic style changes, a few pots and I finally kinda felt I was on the right course but it just wasn’t quite right. Okay, […]

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Natives: Myths and Misconceptions of Australian Bonsai

Please note that photos are from the exhibition and descriptions are from the show catalogue that are used to illustrate Marcela’s points. For many years Australian native species for bonsai were overlooked in favour of exotics and while some were […]

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