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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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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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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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