May 12 2023.views 200
If you are looking for a venue to relax and unwind on a weekend, the Bonsai exhibition will be the ideal location. The Sri Lanka Bonsai Association is a non-profit organisation promoting the art of Bonsai as a hobby in Sri Lanka and has held a number of successful exhibitions in the past. Due to the Covid pandemic exhibitions were not held for the past 3 years. The Association’s annual exhibition “REFLECTIONS 2023 - Living Images” will be open on May 13th and 14th from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Women’s International Club, 16 Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7. Demonstrations will be held at 4.00 p.m. on both days.
The ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturised but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. There are different styles of Bonsai trees which define what the finished Bonsai looks like, but in general, the idea is that it is miniaturised and that there are no obvious indications that the Bonsai’s creator has shaped it. While a Bonsai tree just looks like a small tree, it really is a type of art, and the creator who cares for these trees is no different to a painter or a sculptor. The beautiful trees they create are the culmination of extensive time and effort. A visit to the exhibition will be a feast for the eyes and one can see the many beautiful Bonsai created by the members.
Some of the Bonsai are over 20 years old, cared for by the older members and others are relatively new, created by the newer members. Go and enjoy the beauty of nature in the form of Bonsai