The Ikebana Gallery Award Committee is pleased to announce that the following 11 works have been selected as semi-finalists. Five finalists will be selected shortly from these semi-finalists.
We are very fortunate to receive significant support and advice in our selection process from a prominent Ikebana researcher, Dr Osamu Inoue from Kyoto University. Dr Inoue is a Professor of Ikebana (Saga Goryu) and teaches at Kita Shirakawa Club. http://kitashirakawaclub.jp/index.html
Our committee found that the selection process was not easy. As an award for Ikebana students, we valued both the basics of Ikebana and creativity in choosing the semi-final works. We believe that true creativity should be firmly based on the principles of Ikebana.
Thank you again for your contribution and support. Congratulations to the students whose works have been selected for the semi-final.
13 Aug 2011- Lucy - Freestyle
29 Aug 2011 - Asami - Basic Style
6 Sep 2011 - Aileen - Freestyle
9 Sep 2011 - Helen - Freestyle
1 Nov 2011 - Mariam - Freestyle
21 Jan 2012 - Lucy - Freestyle
9 Feb 2012 - Azumi - Basic style
3 Mar 2012 - Lucy - Freestyle
16 June 2012 - Irene (Brisbane) Combined style
16 June 2012 - Irene (Brisbane) Colours in contrast
30 June 2012 - Elizabeth - Flat Form