Thursday, October 04, 2012

Annual exhibition of Bonsai Society of Australia 2012


I have seen annual exhibitions of the Bonsai Society of Australia every year for the past six years. It’s a short span of time, but sufficient to notice a trend. I wish I could say there is a gradual improvement. Au contraire, year after year these exhibitions are more or less the same. You would probably think I am too judgmental. However, let’s have a look at Noelanders Trophy book (Kunstboek S. (2010) Bonsai: Noelanders Trophy 10 Years, Antique Collectors' Club). It illustrates the best trees from this competition between 2000 and 2009. The progress they have made between 2000 and 2007 is remarkable, and the trees they had on display in 2000 are quite comparable with what we have in Sydney today.


Anyway, back to the exhibition of the Bonsai Society of Australia. This year, my favourite was a forest planting (see the image above). Plus there were things I always enjoy no matter what, like flowering Wisterias, etc.

2 comments:

In this blog of yours, I found so many interesting themes and even if I did not yet responded to none, you to know that I read them with great interest. Success. said...

In this blog of yours, I found so many interesting themes and even if I did not yet responded to none, you to know that I read them with great interest. Success.

Shiju Nesamony said...

The forest theme is beautiful and very carefully crafted. Can't stop dreaming about it.