Meetings - 3rd Saturday of each month (except December) at 1:30pm, at

Community Hall
Mt Gravatt Show Grounds
Logan Road Mt Gravatt

Bonsai Horizons: sharing bonsai knowledge and friendship

19th - 20th May 2018

Where: Top Floor of the Calamvale Hotel, 678 Compton Rd, Calamvale

Cost: $120 for full weekend registration

$70 for single day registration.

Price includes lunch & morning tea.

NEW! Accommodation: Call the Calamvale Hotel on 3273 4777 and quote the booking code 72762 and say that you are with the Bonsai Horizons group to get discounted room rate of $185 per night, or $195 including breakfast.

Registration closes 9th of May!!!

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.

About the demonstrators and tutors

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.

Brad Stuart: Brad is well known for his large passion with fig trees but he has a secondary passion and that is with Japanese Black Pines. He has been doing bonsai for several years and has made a number of trips to Japan to further his understanding of bonsai. He has been able to able to make rapid progress with his bonsai knowledge and skill, and regularly presents at BSQ meetings.

Lindsay Bebb: Lindsay is an international demonstrator, workshop tutor, author, lecturer and judge. He was a Headliner and Workshop Tutor at the World Bonsai Conventions in Washington DC in 2005 and Puerto Rico in 2009, and most recently a demonstrator at the 2017 World Bonsai Convention in Japan. Lindsay has also been a judge of many international bonsai and viewing stone contests and exhibitions. Lindsay is currently the chair of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation.

Glenis Bebb: Glen has been practising bonsai since the mid 80’s and has been interested in stones for many years. She has served on the BCI Board for over ten years as Executive Director, Vice President and was recently elected President. During these 30 plus years Glen has travelled throughout Australia and internationally, promoting teaching and learning bonsai. She has demonstrated and conducted workshops at many major events in Australia, USA and India.

Tony Bebb: Tony regularly travels as a guest artist throughout Australia and New Zealand conducting workshops and demonstrations, with appearances at national conventions in both countries. He also had the honour of demonstrating at World Bonsai Convention in China 2013 and at the AABC/BCI Gold Coast in 2014. Tony is Principal of the Brisbane International Bonsai School

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”.

Marie Hewartson: Marie has been a potter for most of her working life creating Production ware, and Art/Gallery pots. Marie's Art pots have been exhibited in Australia and overseas and are represented in major galleries and collections. She has been a Tafe teacher covering all aspects of ceramics including sculpture and working with people with disabilities. Marie started to make Bonsai pots for her own trees when she just couldn't spend money on the imported mass production pots that were available.

Bonsai Horizons Program

To register download the Bonsai Horizons Registration Form (Word Document).

Bonsai Horizons Promotional Flyer


Annual Exhibition

Our Annual Exhibition will be held on the weekend of 15-16th September.
Mount Gravatt show grounds (map)