In Perth, classes in Sogetsu ikebana are conducted by Mrs Ursula Pagels. Contact us for further information on these.
In April 2017, Mrs Ursula Pagels was among those who received the Sogetsu 90th Anniversary Commemorative Sogetsu Overseas Honor Award at a ceremony in Chiba Prefecture. This was in recognition of her excellent work for Sogetsu ikebana.
In 2018, Mrs Ursula Pagels received the Foreign Minister’s Commendation, to acknowledge her contribution to the promotion of friendship between Japan and Australia through her dedication to ikebana. An article about it was published here.
Demonstrations and Exhibitions
Our branch members include qualified teachers of Sogetsu ikebana who have demonstrated this art at high schools, further education colleges and community organisations. Exhibitions have been presented in association with other floral events in WA. To enquire about having demonstrations of Sogetsu ikebana or for displays of this Japanese art form at your event, contact us to discuss your needs.
Japan Festival Perth 2019
Members will be attending the festival on the 9th of March, offering demonstrations and information. More details about the event can be found here.
Workshops to be conducted by Takako Martin from Auckland
October 5 and 6, 2018
Takako Martin Workshops
October 6 and 7 2017
Japan Festival Perth 2015/2016/2017
Local members participated in this popular festival in Forrest Place with demonstrations.
Mr Tetsunori Kawana Workshops, Perth
May 26-28 2014. Scarborough Community Centre, Gildercliffe St, Scarborough. Visit Tetsunori Kawana web site
ASTA members were invited to exhibit Sogetsu ikebana at the Japanese Anime Conventions in 2011, 2012 and 2013
ASTA members were invited to exhibit Sogetsu ikebana at this conference in Sept 2012
A display of Sogetsu ikebana was presented in the Japanese Pavillion at Perth's Royal Show
24th Australian National Bonsai Convention, Fremantle
A large display of Sogetsu ikebana by our members formed part of this convention
Bonsai Society WA Annual Display
ASTA members have been invited to exhibit at several of the Bonsai Society's annual displays