The next Hunter Arts Network’s Art Bazaar which was due to be held at Lambton Park on Sunday 29 August has been cancelled due to the latest Covid-19 health concerns and restrictions. This was a difficult decision which the committee has had to make for the second year in a row. Keeping the community safe and healthy is everyone’s priority at present and the committee is hoping conditions will improve and permit the Christmas Art Bazaar to go on in late November.
Art Bazaar fans are still able to support their favourite Hunter-based artisans by purchasing their work online on Hunter Arts Network’s recently launched Find a Creative website. Hunter Arts Network members have been catalogued online to enable search by modality. To purchase work in the meantime from Art Bazaar artisans online visit https://hunterartsnetwork.org/find-a-creative/
Members who had paid their stall fee for 29 August will have their payment credited to their account which can be applied to future Art Bazaars or membership. If any members would prefer to have the stall fee refunded please email firstname.lastname@example.org The Hunter Arts Network thanks you for your continued support and understanding and wish the best of health to everyone in this difficult time. The committee hopes to see everyone as soon as we are allowed. Take care and stay safe.
This painting is also the cover art for Newcastle University Choir’s “Encore” CD recorded at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, NSW, Australia on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th August 2013. The CD was launched at the Choir’s Christmas Concert on 15 December 2013.
The CD showcases the Choir’s sound, personality and flexibility. The repertoire has been chosen from choral works that have given pleasure to their audiences over the years, including movements from Messiah and other classical favourites, interesting Christmas music, and jazz with local jazz identity, pianist and composer Terence Koo. Track listing is also available here: http://www.newcastleuniversitychoir.com/
I was specifically commissioned for this CD by owner Joan Bona.
Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar has been postponed due to Covid-19, stay tuned for new dates. In the meantime shop online on Redbubble to have all of my prints, clothing and home decor to be delivered directly to you! http://kasarndesigns.redbubble.com/
Australia’s arts industry has been disrupted by Coronavirus this year, including the postponed Hunter Arts Network Art Bazaar which was to be held on 5 April. Hunter Arts Network is looking to reschedule Art Bazaar when the added personal pleasure of a genuine, quality “Art-Market” experience will be allowed and safe to do so.
In the meantime Hunter Arts Network values and supports their members’ superb art-making, commitment and passion and want to keep the Art Bazaar community alive. Hunter Arts Network is continuing to promote their members online as they want to help their local creative members stay afloat during the crisis. Art Bazaar online aims to sustain the link directly from the Maker to the Art Appreciator.
As the Hunter Region’s original authentically hand-made community Art market in this region, Art Bazaar has been providing this service to the community and the arts community for eighteen years! Showcasing the Artists and Artisans of our region, this event has been known to showcase up to 120 stallholders and attract between 5,000 and 10,000 creative shoppers from across the region. To continue their tradition of a vibrant, well-attended community event, they are seeking your help to off-set the crisis and creatively survive through online portals which will not only help sustain their local artists, but keep “The Arts” alive and appreciated in this region.
Hunter Arts Network’s members are creative people who range from starting out, hobbyists, micro-businesses, are (or want to be) self-employed, or already running a creative business. Make a difference with your purchases which support local businesses, artists and community groups. From the support of the wider community, shoppers can still pursue their own creative interests while investing in the local culture, professional artists and quality artworks of this region. This in turn creates a “virtuous circle” by value-adding to the local economy, local traders and services
Hunter Arts Network is supported by Member’s fees, the strength of a dedicated volunteer Committee and it’s ongoing reputation for local, quality, hand-made and original artworks.