Art Bazaar Lake Macquarie RESCHEDULED DATE

AB Lake Mac 2015 Facebook The rescheduled date for Hunter Arts Network’s (HAN) fourth annual Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar is Sunday 31 May 2015 & I will be having a stall. HAN was forced to postpone Art Bazaar due to poor weather. Art Bazaar will be returning to the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (LMCAG) from 10am – 3pm. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, this award winning gallery with expansive grounds including Sculpture Park, mosaic pathway & Awaba House Restaurant Café is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Hunter Arts Network is thrilled to announce we have received a 2015 Stockland Community Grant!!! Thanks to Stockland Glendale we have received $500 which will go towards promoting our next Art Bazaar at LMCAG on 31 May! See all the winners here: A 2014 Finalist in the Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism, Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter’s premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful our creative community is. HAN is a non-profit membership of artisans from the Hunter who carefully hand pick stallholders to ensure that shoppers have an array of local, handmade, unique, original & quality products, making Art Bazaar an affordable opportunity for both the public & the creative people of Newcastle and the Hunter. Enjoy meeting the artists and designers who have carefully created for the reputable event providing access beyond the boundaries of the gallery. Art Bazaar is free entry. There’s also demonstrations, entertainment, food & drinks, and a quick stroll to LMCAG for children’s art activities and exhibitions including Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970-2012 touring from the National Gallery of Australia and a (in)visible: the First Peoples and War showing until 10 May and 24 May respectively. CALL FOR STALLHOLDERS: – Stallholders must be HAN members. Membership is $55 for individuals, $80 for groups of 3 or less, and $100 for groups & organisations of more than 3. – The $60 stall fee includes public liability insurance – Click here to apply: – Applications close 1 April 2015


Art Exhibition at Denman in October

My current solo exhibition is being held right now for the entire month of October at Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, 21c Ogilvie St, Denman! Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm; Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. If you’re travelling on the Golden Highway in these school holidays this is a great place to visit for breakfast, lunch, coffee or cake!

Here’s the photos:

Spring Art Bazaar

Only two weeks until I’ll be exhibiting my artworks at Spring Art Bazaar! We’ll be at Civic Centre Green, Civic Ave, Singleton on Sunday 8 September from 10am – 3pm. There’ll be a huge variety of art, craft & design to browse & buy with Hunter Arts Network artisans showcasing their work. Plus ATM, food, coffee & heaps of parking available.

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Icing decoration on birthday cake

Here’s how we decorated the icing on our daughter’s birthday cake – Jackson Pollock/The Block style!


We invented a new concept for icing decoration for our daughter’s birthday cake. We drilled two holes in the top of a funnel & tied a piece of string to each hole. Then rolled up a piece of baking paper & placed in the centre of the funnel. You can then pour jelly crystals or sugar coloured with food colouring through the funnel & let it swing like a pendulum to achieve the random design inspired by Jackson Pollock & recently seen on The Block

New idea for icing decorating
New idea for icing decorating

Hunter Arts Network – new profile

Here’s my new profile on the Hunter Arts Network website! I am now a committee member as well 🙂

Embarrassed Watermelon by Margo Humphries
Embarrassed Watermelon by Margo Humphries

About the Hunter Arts Network

The Hunter Arts Network, better known as HAN, is the peak professional body for the Visual Arts, Craft & Design sectors in the Hunter region.

To represent, promote and develop visual arts, crafts and design with an emphasis on professional practitioners. Our key objectives are:

  • Advocate on behalf of members
  • Promote communication and collaboration between visual arts, crafts and design groups in the Hunter
  • Promote members’ work to established and emerging markets
  • Provide professional development, occupational opportunities and educational services to members
  • Maintain organisational strength and relevance
  • Ensure traditional and contemporary media are represented

Rising from the idea that Newcastle and the Hunter are FULL of creative people producing high quality art, craft and design-based work, Newcastle City Council spent some years facilitating the establishment of HAN to give representation to these people. NCC’s Cultural Development Champion, Stacey Anderson, worked with the community of practitioners to shape the structure and objectives of HAN.

The annual cost for membership is:

  • $50 for an individual
  • $80 for a gallery, business or community organisation