Peter's talk was based around displaying bonsai be it for exhibitions or for home based viewing.Using his experience and pictures acquired while based in Japan, Peter highlighted the importance of all the elements that can be used- from tree to pot, stand, accent and scrolls.
It was interesting to learn that sometimes displays are created not to show off the tree but to highlight your ownership of a pot, a table or even a scroll!!
Another interesting point raised was to try and make the display relevant to your audience. Why use typical Japanese iconography when your viewer is from the UK and probably wont understand the subtlety of 'a frog representing summer' or 'a monkey, dressed as a monk while playing a drum' represents the festive period!!!!!!!'
All in all it was an interesting and informative talk that raised many valuable issues to be considered.