SCULPTOR AND IKEBANA ARTIST
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Shoso Shimbo PhD is a sculptor and a certified teacher of Ikebana (Sogetsu School). His recent commissions include the Wye River Project (2016) and Magnolia Sculpture for Le Pine, East Kew, Melbourne (2020). He presented an Ikebana performance with the Grigoryan Brothers at the Melbourne Recital Centre as a part of Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival 2019.
He won the ABL prize at the Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition 2017, and several awards including gold award at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Shoso has an MA in Japanese Studies, a Master of Fine Art and PhD in Education. He is also qualified as a garden designer (Japan Horticultural Society). His papers have been published in numerous publications including a UNESCO journal.
He is a directer of International Society of Ikebana Studies and the founding director of Ikebana Gallery Award, Ikebana Dojo & Wa Melbourne Ikebana Festival. He teaches Japanese Aesthetics at the RMIT Short Courses.
Wye River Project 2016