Date(s) - 05/09/2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wavell Heights Community Hall
Andrew Sellman is a creative and celebrated Bonsai Artist with many study stints in Japan. He has done an enormous number of presentations around Australia and is always great at sharing his experiences and knowledge.
Andrew has been passionately involved in bonsai for around fourteen years. In that time he has made several trips to Japan to visit bonsai gardens and exhibitions.He has done a number of separate 2½ week long study trips to Japan. The first was at Kouka-en under Keichi Fujikawa and Bjorn Bjornholm. The next was at Taisho-en under Noboichi Uruahibata. During these study visits most of the work days (from 8:00am until 7:00pm) were spent wiring and styling many different varieties of trees. He also learnt horticulture practices specific to bonsai varieties, the display of bonsai and day to day nursery work.
Andrew has a YouTube channel where he has video documentaries about these trips with over 2,000 subscribers and over 1.1 million views.
He is a qualified horticulturalist and has worked in nurseries, landscape centres and soil batching facilities. Since 2010 he has his own landscaping and maintenance business.
Awards include 5 Best In Show trees within a size category at the Queensland Bonsai Society, 6 Best in Show for a size category for the Sunshine Coast Bonsai Society, a BCI Medal of Excellence and an Award of Merit from Marc Noelanders for a tree at the 2017 AABC Convention.Two articles on his bonsai life have been published in the international magazine Bonsai Focus.
He has demonstrated many times in Queensland and recently was one of three Australians to demonstrate for the Black Scissors 3rd Anniversary online international demonstration.
Andrew has been one of Bimer Bonsais most popular presenters who last year dis a fantastic presentation on Clerodendrum.