This issue, 72 pages plus cover, features recent exhibits in Australia, Philippines and Germany, as well as the usual array of articles on people, bonsai species and books.
Our feature presentation is the BCI 2014 Conference, sponsored by BCI and hosted by the dedicated volunteers of the Association of Australian Bonsai Clubs (AABC). It turned out to be the largest convention ever conducted in Australia and the largest BCI Convention in recent times with 402 people from 16 different countries registering for convention activities. Congratulations to convention manager, Lindsay Bebb and BCI Vice President, Glenis Bebb for organizing a successful event. Sunrise on Australian bonsai was also sunrise on Australian viewing stones, as Tom Elias reports in his article on the stones exhibited at this convention.
We welcome many new Philippine members to the BCI family and report on the 41st Philippine National Bonsai Exhibition and Competition and a display of many beautiful trees and stones sure to inspire enthusiasts everywhere. We also welcome Gudrun Benz, newly appointed BCI Director, who reports on the Bonsai Triennale that was just held in Dresden, Germany. Victrinia Ridgeway, student and friend of Dan Robinson, presents a warm-hearted look at this American bonsai pioneer and his unique works or art. We are also introducing you to several BCI club members, a feature we will continue on the new BCI website that will be launched soon. In Judging Bonsai, part three, Kath and Malcolm Hughes complete a series or articles shedding light on the process of judging and provide helpful suggestions to help improve the quality of trees when exhibited.
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BCI celebrates its 50th anniversary and our members’ best trees and stones. This selection of 50 viewing stones and 50 bonsai trees from all over the world, marks the golden anniversary of a bonsai organization with an international focus. We hope to inspire and stimulate bonsai and stone enthusiasts everywhere by sharing and acknowledging the treasures in the BCI world and to promote international friendships.
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Organized by BCI and the Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government and sponsored by Guandong Society of Landscape Architects, Guangzhou Bonsai Association, China Region of Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) and the Guangdong Provincial View Stone Association, the 2015 International Convention & Asia Pacific Bonsai Conference will be held in Guangzhou from September 18 to September 21, 2015 at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the Guangdong Science Hall. We sincerely look forward to your participation.
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One of the great advantages of being involved with Bonsai Clubs International (BCI) is the opportunity to share information and to learn from a truly global community of people interested in this ancient art form of bonsai and its associated art forms.Read More