Meetings - 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) at 1:30pm, at
Mt Gravatt Show Grounds
Logan Road Mt Gravatt
Demonstrations and workshops by bonsai artists Joe Morgan-Paylor and Hugh Grant, with a range of other artists providing tutorials throughout the weekend.
The weekend will give you an opportunity to listen and interact with a range of bonsai artists, as well have plenty of time to work on your own trees, either by yourself or with the help of an expert tutor.
Social interaction will be encouraged with dinners on Friday and Saturday nights. There is accommodation available at the venue providing the perfect opportunity for a bonsai getaway weekend.
Joe Morgan-Payler: Joe has been working on bonsai since 1999. He has spent his learning from people in the Victorian scene. He has also studied in Japan under Mr Urushibata and through this his technique has improved exponentially. Specializing in pines, conifers and deciduous species. Joe also enjoys grafting, styling and heavy bending. Look forward to seeing him work on trees and assisting you on your trees.
Hugh Grant: Hugh is a young contemporary practicing artist and bonsai designer. Hugh’s work within bonsai is informed by both his fine art background and costal rural upbringings close to Sydney on the central coast of NSW. Hugh is a practicing designer through his business Hugh Grant Design, making, selling, mentoring clients, and exhibiting work that evokes an exploration of the tree within contemporary modern life. Focusing on Sound well constructed designs, he try’s to convey other ideas through his trees straying from balance and peace and exploring more abstract yet naturally informed structures.
Andrew Sellman:Andrew has been doing bonsai for the past 12 years. He has made many trips to Japan including several two week long study trips at both the Fujikawa International School of Bonsai, under the guidance of Keiichi Fujikawa & Bjorn Bjorholm, and at Taisho-en, under Nobuichi Urushibata and Taiga Urushibata. You may also know him as one of the local demonstrators at the AABC convention last year. He always has outstanding trees to display at local exhibitions, so it will be a great opportunity to find out some of the things he is doing so well.
Stephen Cullum: Stephen is very active in the Redlands club, setting up and conducting development and coaching programs for members and has taken on the teaching and coaching of private students. He also does demonstrations, presentations, workshops and critiques in Redlands. Stephen is a triple threat: bonsai artists, potter and bonsai stand maker.Stephen will be conducting a tutorial titled “Using grafting to correct structural flaws in bonsai design”.Bonsai Horizons Program
Our Annual Exhibition will be held on the weekend of 15-16th September.
Mount Gravatt show grounds (map)