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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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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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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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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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May Demonstrator: Ashley Brown

Ashley chose swamp cypress, five big swamp cypress, for last month’s demonstration and with quite a bit of elbow grease styled them into a large forest setting. Swamp cypress is a species that he enjoys working with due to its […]

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June Demonstrator: Tony Bebb

Tony started bonsai in 1985 as a teenager working in his family’s bonsai nursery in Brisbane under the keen eye of his father Lindsay. Here, Tony developed his skills through growing and working with bonsai for the next sixteen years. […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant and Casuarinas

Hugh’s choice of tree for last month’s demonstration was Casuarina or more precisely, Allocasuarina which are a favourite his. Commonly known as she-oak, Casuarina and Allocasuarina are in the same family but Allocasuarina are only found in Australia while Casuarina […]

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