Robert Steven – Indonesia
Name: Robert Steven ( 江职宏 )
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Availability: By appointment
Willingness to Travel: Yes.
Programs Offered: Workshops, Demonstrations, Lectures, Judging and Critique
Languages Spoken: English and Chinese
Best way to Contact: By emails : markamtr [at] cbn [dot] net.id or robertbonsai [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Started doing and collecting Bonsai in 1979. Have permanent exhibit centre with over 500 Bonsai collection in wide variety of species.
- Have won more than 200 competition awards nationally as well as international e.g.:
- Entry Award of 2000 JAL World Bonsai Contest
- Entry Award of 2000 Ben Oki International Design Award
- Runner-up winner of 2001 Ben Oki International Design Award
- Grand Winner of 2001 Certre Award International
- Runner-up winner of 2002 Ben Oki International Design Award
- Runner-up winner of 2002 Certre Award Competition
- Entry Award of JAL World Bonsai Contest 2002
- Runner-up of World Bonsai Contest 2003
- Bronze Award of 2006 BCI Convention in China
- Grand Winner of 2007 Certre Award International
- The Most Original Design Award 2007 of KoB
- Ex-Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation (ABFF).
- Education Department Head of ABFF.
- Ambassador to Bonsai Clubs International (BCI).
- BCI Board of Director’s member (2002-now) & Public Relation Committee Head.
- International Bonsai judge doing domestic and international Bonsai judging
- Coordinator of “ABFF Award - Ismail Saleh Trophy”, an international Bonsai Photo Contest.
- Keen promoter of Chinese Penjing, Expressionistic & Surrealistic Bonsai styles.
- One of the initiators and key-speakers of Indonesian Bonsai Art Discussion Forum.
- Active in writing Bonsai and Penjing articles for newspapers & magazines and columnist for the Readers Forum in BCI’s Bonsai & Stone Appreciation magazine.
- Expert Editor of Green Hobby magazine.
- Editor of Knowledge of Bonsai Forums (http://knowledgeofbonsai.org).
- Editor of The Art of Bonsai Project (http://artofbonsai.org).
- Intensively travelling around the world conducting Bonsai and Penjing teaching, lectures, demos, workshops and judging including on national TV program.
- First book “Vision of My Soul” was published in April 2005 in luxury limited edition had been one of the best seller Bonsai books sold out within 6 months. The second edition is just reprinted.
- Second book "Mission of Transformation" has published and available at www.stonelantern.com