Date(s) - 03/10/2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wavell Heights Community Hall
There has never been an Australian couple who have done more for Bonsai, not just in Australia, but on an international scale. Multiple roles in many local and national organisations have seen them work tirelessly for over 35 years to promote Bonsai and encourage education and participation in this wonderful art.
Their constant support for each other has driven them to their current international positions of Chairman WBFF and President BCI respectively, enabling them to achieve their shared goals of promoting Bonsai as a truly international art and helping to drive it towards a global future.
Among thousands of other Australian students, they have inspired many on the continuous Bonsai journey and set standards for us all to aspire to.
Lindsay has been practicing bonsai since 1970, and for 30 years operated his own bonsai nursery in Brisbane, with wife Glenys. He is a Bonsai Artist, Demonstrator, Author, Judge and Teacher. He has demonstrated, conducted workshops, lectured, critiqued and judged bonsai in Washington DC, Guangzhou, Singapore, Portland USA, Puerto Rico, Taipei and New Zealand, as well as being on the judging panel of many international photographic contests.
His previous and current honorary positions include President Bonsai Society of Queensland 1980-1992; President Australian Associated Bonsai Clubs 1991-2002; President Queensland Nursery Industry Association 1994-1996; Director, 3rd Vice President and 1st Vice President of Bonsai Clubs International 1996-2001; and is currently Director for Australia/New Zealand and Secretary of World Bonsai Friendship Federation and President of AABC..
Specialises in Japanese Black Pines, Junipers, Satsuki Azaleas, Figs, Swamp Cypress, Bougainvillea and other species. Development and refinement of bonsai is emphasised. For over 20 years conducted specialist mini courses in creating Japanese and Chinese style miniature landscapes, and bonsai with Japanese Black Pines, Azaleas, Figs and creating Driftwood Bonsai through power tool carving. Also specialises in redesigning bonsai.
Glenis 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 Glenis 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.