How to promote and share Wa: Exhibition on Facebook and Instagram

With modern technology, social media like Facebook and Instagram is far better for free “promotions” of art exhibitions like ours when we have very tight budget. Here is just a few steps of those of us who is not familiar with the ways we can help to promote our annual ikebana exhibition.

On Facebook

Though many would say that Facebook is not as popular as in the past; it is still a good platform to let the world know about our exhibition. And the best thing about it is the easy “sharing” feature of its platform- you can almost share anything you see on Facebook.

1. You need a Facebook account.

2. Log into your Facebook account, then head to the Wa:Exhibition Facebook Page, or by clicking the link below:

The post about the exhibition should appear. While you are on the page, please go ahead and “Like” the Page. Then you will be able to receive updates from us.

2. Find the post, if you not already there. Click on the “Share” button to share it.

There are 3 different ways Facebook let you share the post:

A. “Share Now”

Select this and it will share it on your timeline as is. Easy. Click and done.

B. “Write Post”

Add a line or two telling your friends that you will be part of the it too and invite them to come. Tell them it is not just any random post your came across. It is a very meaningful and culturally educational as well as relaxing exhibition that you want to share with you friends whom you care so much πŸ™‚

C. “Send as Message”

For those of you who are pro- Facebook users! Facebook has its own one-to-one “Message” service. You can personally invite the special ones on your friends list by sending them this post one by one- much like send email.

The most popular choice would be to share with option A or B.

3. She By “Write Post”

To make the post more accessible, we kindly ask set this particular post’s privacy setting to “Public”. It will not affect your account, all your other posts will still remain private if that’s your normal setting; only for this particular one. So, make sure you can see this “world” icon- it means the “world” can see it. If you are not comfortable to with this setting, you can still keep the privacy setting as “Friends” or your choice. We understand everyone might have a different preference to what can be shown at their public page.

Also, let them know we are running workshops on 7 Oct for anyone who wants to try ikebana. All tools and materials included for only $35 when book online. This is very low cost consider most ikebana workshop usually cost more than $50.

When finished press done.

4. Press done!

Thank Your for sharing and promoting our exhibition!


1. For instagram users, you can use the following for txt for your post when posting your own work. If not you can download posters from us. For those of you who are not familiar with the “#” “hashtags” system, please keep those “keywords” with the “#” in front of them. Hashtags will help others on Instagram to find your post when they search with the particular keyword. However, if your account is set to private, then all posts are set to private and the hashtags would not be much useful. You can use the graphics below as well when promoting. I have a few different promotions you can choose from. The first one is shorter. The next one focus on the workshops and the last one focus on the Workshop for Men only!

You can download and use the SQUARE graphics below of your choice to do the promotions. Or just use your own photos!

Ikebana Exhibition by 3 schools, Ikenobo, Ichiyo & Sogetsu in Melbourne, Australia. Ikebana workshops by Sogetsu teachers & advanced students. Abbotsford Convent, 6 & 7 October 2018.

Book tickets for the workshops:

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Tickets are selling fast. One session fully booked already!

#ikebanaexperience in #melbourne !! 50min #ikebanaworkshop for anyone who wants to experience #ikebana conducted by @shoso_shimbo and students.

7 October- 8 sessions to choose from

Breakfast Parlour, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Each workshop is 50 min. $35 if booked online. $50 at door. All materials provided. No experience required.

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Calling attention of all men who is insterested in Smaurai training! Do you know that ikebana is part of a Samurai’s practice to reach a state of peaceful concentration and mindfulness before going into battle?

Shoso Shimbo and his senior students will conduct Ikebana workshops this October.

The first session (9am) is only for men.

7 October 2018 9:00 AM

Breakfast Parlour, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Each workshop is 50 min. $35 if booked online. $50 at door. All materials provided. No experience required.

6 other sessions during the day available open to everyone. For more info:

#ikebana #ikebanaclass #sogetsu #ikebanaworkshop #melbourneart #melbourneikebana #melbourneworkshops #workshopmelbourne #melbourneevents #abbotsfordconvent #θ‰ζœˆζ΅ #いけばγͺ #sogetsu #sogetsuikebana #sogetsumelbourne #ikebanaformen #japaneseartmelbourne #ikebanaexperience #japaneseartworkshop #abbotsfordworkshop #ikebanamelbourne #wa_workshops

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