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“Whats in a Pot” with Bradley Barlow

Bradley Barlow probably has the largest and most interesting collection of Collectible Bonsai Pots and stands in Australia. This is a not to be missed event. If you are interested in Historical Bonsai Pots from Japan and China? See you at The Bimer Bonsai Club, Saturday 3rd August for one of the largest show and tell afternoons ever held in the Southern Hemisphere and a first for Australia.

Bradley Barlow began creating Bonsai in 1993 and with the generous support of local experts, won numerous styling awards at local, national and international levels. He is a Life Member of Bonsai Clubs International and participated in many conventions, especially in the Asia Pacific; as well as having a deep interest in Chinese Viewing Stones, of which he has an extensive international collection.

He has always been fascinated with the collection and adoration of bonsai pots. In 2014 he launched a small family business focussed on creating Virtual Bonsai Trees and in procuring the elusive bonsai treasures from Asia to share with like-minded enthusiasts.

Bradley has retired from teaching to devote his time in the research of antique bonsai containers and display tables, and holds an awesome memory on the history and stories of the famous potters who created these masterpieces.

Bradley has an enviable antique museum quality bonsai pot and display table collection, in a purpose built facility and contains a room specifically devoted to Japanese Imperial Pots – and he will share some these with Bimer Bonsai Club members.

He states that very few people have ever seen authentic examples of these pots, let alone experience the ultimate pleasure of owning these exclusive antique pots that belong to a lost period of Japanese Bonsai.
….”It is like hunting a mythical beast as I try to track down and wrestle out hidden truth in my search for historical facts and the elusive treasure to match. Here at last is some material proof that the mythical beast does indeed exist out there!….”

And we are so lucky Bradley is going to share some of these treasures and their historical background with us.

A rare chance to see and hear about Bradley’s extensive historical bonsai pot collection.

Bradley can’t bring them all along this time; but, will have plenty to see and hear about!

Come and learn a thing or two…..or three….or four, of just enjoy seeing some genuine treasure. You are very welcome.

Photographing Bonsai with Tony Sumpton

Tony has been taking Bimer Bonsai photos for some time.

Some of Tony’s photos are below:

Bimer Bonsai Venue

Our new venue is the Wavell Heights Community Hall located at:

Wavell Heights Community Hall, Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane Queensland

Edinburgh Castle Road, Wavell Heights, Brisbane Queensland

The safer entry is from Cressey Street (off Edinburgh Castle Road) which is not on the crest of the hill
(see map below)