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Bonsai Week @ the National Arboretum, Canberra

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Date(s) - 25/03/2019 - 31/03/2019
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National Arboretum Canberra

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To celebrate women in bonsai and the beauty of bonsai across the world, the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) at the National Arboretum Canberra is hosting a week of special events. Throughout the week watch and learn from internationally renowned bonsai artists Heike van Gunst and Sandra Grlica!

Heike has styled and grown bonsai since she was 15. Heike founded the Bonsai-Arbeitskreis Hamburg & Umland Club in 2007 and is an avid contributor within the German bonsai community. Since 2016, Heike has been the Chief Editor of the German Bonsai Art magazine, she also writes articles for the German Bonsai-Fachforum. Heike regularly acts as a translator for international bonsai artists.

Sandra has been a bonsai artist for the past 15 years. She has been involved in many events and bonsai shows throughout Europe and represented Germany at the Ruago Penjing show in China. Sandra studied under the bonsai master Mauro Stemberger. Find Sandra on instagram!

Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition
9:00am – 4:00pm
Guided Tours of the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Curator-guided tour of the NBPCA.

Hear the stories behind these living sculptures.
Free – no bookings required
No tour on Friday 29 March

Bonsai Demonstrations

Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 March 2019
10:30am – 11:30am
Demonstration of bonsai techniques in the Village Centre. Watch the magic!
Free – no bookings required
Beginner Bonsai Workshops
Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 March 2019
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Learn how to style and look after your very own bonsai.
Tickets: $85 per person, includes all materials and take home bonsai.
Friday 29 March 2019
Discussion Forum and Critique
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Join international bonsai artists Heike van Gunst, Sandra Grlica and Leigh Taafe, Curator of the NBPCA for a lively bonsai discussion.
Tickets: $10 per person, places are limited.
Bonsai After Hours – Women in Bonsai
5:30pm – 9:00pm
This premier event of Bonsai Week will highlight a simultaneous demonstration by Heike van Gunst and Sandra Grlica. Watch as they transform stock trees into bonsai masterpieces for auction on the evening.
Tickets: $65, includes canapés and a drink. Cash bar available.