& KARL THIER
The Austrian Society for Suiseki & Bonsai Art was founded by several bonsai
enthusiasts in September 2010. Their aim is the cultivation
of bonsai trees
up to a level when they are ready to be presented at exibitions and also
the care and preservation
at this level. It is also in the intention of the society to promote this
Asian art in its overall appearance. These include in particular the cultivation of Suiseki, the presentation
of scroll paintings as
well as the cultivation of Shitakusa and Kusamono. The aim is also to
present these different directions
as a harmonious overall concept in relevant
In 2011, at the first Austrian National Exhibition in Hallein, one of the trees of
the society came out as a winner, although it was the first public appearance of their
members. At this time we received great praise from
various experts for the
overall high quality of the bonsai trees of our club.
Already before the society was founded, some members organized a Suiseki and Bonsai exhibition for the Austrian-Chinese
Friendship Society, when they had their opening ceremony for their Chinese garden in Hirschstetten.
in 2011 an exhibition for the Austrian-Chinese Friendship Society was organised, but this time already as an official exhibition of the Austrian Society for Suiseki Bonsai Art. Especially the Chinese visitors were
amazed to find such high quality objects outside of China. For most of them it was almost
incredible to find persons who are interested in Suiseki outside of China.
meetings take place monthly. During wintertime they are held in a
clubhouse, where lectures take place and discussions and strategies are made for future
During the rest of the year, meetings, workshops and exhibitions are made.
long term target is to organise a periodic exhibition in Austria, which shall take place
also under participation
clubs of other countries. This applies for the Bonsai Art, as
well as for Suiseki, Shitakusa and Kusamono. As part of these
exhibitions we will also try to find new
ways of presentation.
Ing. Walter Schreiner, Chairman
Karl Thier, Vice
Bonsai Slovakia ®