Art Bazaar Lambton Park Sunday 20 November 2015

Art Bazaar is being held at Lambton Park for the first time on Sunday 29 November from 9am to 3pm. I will have my bright & colourful paintings for sale in my stall & there’ll be an incredible line up of stalls with more treasures for Christmas shopping!

http://artbazaar.com.au/uncategorized/art-bazaar-lambton-park-2015-stallholders

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Lambton Park is located on the Corner of Howe & Morehead Sts, Lambton, so Art Bazaar will be surrounded by beautiful parklands & great scenery. Lambton is a densely populated residential area located around some of Newcastle’s main roads making it a convenient suburb for transport.

Art Bazaar, a 2015 Hunter Local Business Awards Finalist, 2015 Stockland Community Grants Winner & 2014 QantasLink Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism Finalist, 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 & is within easy walking distance from many cafes, clubs & pubs including Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton Bowling Club, Coffee Infusion & more. Art Bazaar will also have plenty of food & drinks available including Bellarossini coffees & drinks, Oz Thai Cuisine, Ice Creamery on Wheels, Sprocket Roasters & Antojitos Street Food.

Hunter Arts Network is proud to support Shop Small which is committed to supporting the thousands of small businesses that are the heartbeat of our great community. We’re encouraging you to shop at the small shops and businesses that make our neighbourhood a great neighbourhood, this November. This includes Hunter Arts Network’s Art Bazaar at Lambton Park, Cnr Howe & Morehead Sts, Lambton on Sunday 29 November 2015.

Shop Small is a movement dedicated to supporting the small business owners who do big things for customers and communities around Australia. You know the ones – the family businesses, the start-ups, the independents, the small businesses that give our neighbourhood its colour and its convenience.  It’s no secret that thriving local shops create thriving local communities, which in turn create local jobs.

Shop Small began as a one-day event in the United States five years ago is now a movement that has expanded across three continents.

This November, show the heart of our community some love.

Think big – Shop Small. Join the Shop Small movement.

To find out more, visit www.shopsmallaustralia.com

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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: http://www.stockland.com.au/assets/about-stockland/community-grants-winners-240415.pdf 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: http://artbazaar.com.au/call-for-stallholders/call-for-stallholders-lake-macquarie-art-bazaar-2015 – Applications close 1 April 2015

Art Bazaar Newcastle

Civic Park
King St, Newcastle
Saturday 6 December 2014
9am – 3pm
I will be exhibiting & selling my paintings at my stall
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtBazaarHunter

Civic Park, Newcastle will be bursting with family-friendly activities all day & night at Summer Art Bazaar on Saturday 6 December 2014 with live entertainment to 9pm.

Over 120 stalls with more than 300 local Hunter Arts Network artists selling their original handcrafted goods and Christmas gifts to 8pm.

This original home of Art Bazaar in the heart of Newcastle, adjacent to Newcastle Art Gallery & close to Darby Street, is where over 10,000 eager art fans come each year to purchase creative Christmas presents. This year Hunter Arts Network (HAN) will be sharing Civic Park with the City of Newcastle

Art Bazaar is a 2014 Finalist in the Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism & has become a highly anticipated event for both the public and the participating stallholders. It has stimulated the arts community and increased public awareness of the Hunter’s diverse artistic culture, successfully displaying the many individuals, groups, organisations and businesses. Applications are selected from HAN members and they carefully hand pick stallholders to ensure that shoppers have an array of local, handmade, unique, original & quality products. HAN does not accept mass produced or imported products, strives to promote professionalism, maintain the high standard of art works on offer at Art Bazaar, and encourage emerging Artists to take the opportunity to present their talent.

Art Bazaar is free entry & there are also demonstrations, a mobile ATM & food & refreshments.

Stage entertainment:
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Songshine Choir
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Breast Cancer Choir
Newcastle Youth Orchestra String Quartet and Harp
The Treehouse (3 piece Indie Band, James Edge)
Fish Fry (Band)
Bella Voce, accompanied by “Akimbo” String Quartet
Adam Miller and Holly Who
Sarah Proulx – Solo Harp

Activities & entertainment around Civic Park:
Pobblebonk the roving frog puppet
Art in The Park
Making Lantern Lights with Ken O’Regan
Bringing Blackbutt to Civic Park
Art in the Park
Yarn bombing including Starlight foundation who will assist crocheting a coral reef
Martien Vanzuilen’s felt yurt – http://www.martienvanzuilen.com/the-yurt-project.html)
Face painting for a gold coin donation to the “Wishing Trees”
Lord Mayor’s speech & turning on the lights on the Christmas tree at 8pm

Schools & groups are currently decorating Christmas wishing trees which will be on display at Summer Art Bazaar to raise funds for their charity

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Free tracks samples from Newcastle University Choir’s first CD

Here’s the link for free tracks samples from Newcastle University Choir’s CD. The Choir intends to launch the CD at their Santa Swings concert today at 2pm at the Great Hall. The cover artwork, “Newcastle-Vivid”, by Newcastle artist Margo Humphries, was specifically commissioned for this CD by owner Joan Bona.

http://www.newcastleuniversitychoir.com/sales_cd_encore_audio_samples/1.%20Zadok%20the%20Priest%20-%20sample.mp3

Summer Art Bazaar – Margo Humphries Art

Here’s some of my ready to hang artworks I’ll be selling at next Saturday’s Summer Art Bazaar. All of these are my original paintings. My stall will have the yellow canopy. See you at Civic Park, Newcastle on Saturday 7 December 2013 from 9am – 3pm. Click here for event details

Newcastle University Choir CD Launch

Newcastle University Choir’s CD intends to launch their first CD at the Christmas Concert on 15 December. I’m looking forward to seeing the cover art!! The CD will be available for purchase at the Christmas concert, on the Choir’s website & at other outlets

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.

http://www.newcastleuniversitychoir.com/

Newcastle University Choir CD Cover

I’m so thrilled that Newcastle University Choir approached me to commission a painting for the album cover of their first CD! The brief requested a bright, stylised image of Newcastle! Here’s some progress photos:

Summer Art Bazaar Newcastle

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Summer Art Bazaar is going to be huge next month & you’ll find me there in my own stall with my paintings! Mine will be the tent with the yellow canopy!
Saturday 7 December 2013
9am – 3pm
Civic Park, Newcastle
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtBazaarHunter for details
Summer Art Bazaar is in it’s 11th year this year & will also host Art in the Park & Marion’s Artree Meniere’s Fundraiser

Denman art exhibition finished with great results

Rainbow Grapes - Tartuca Espresso table

My exhibition at Tartuca Espresso, Denman, finished yesterday.

I sold this “Roots of the City” painting at the exhibition!

Roots of the City by Margo Humphries
Roots of the City by Margo Humphries

 

 

 

 

 

As a thank you for letting each artist hold their exhibition there each month, the cafe has each artist paint one of their tables each month. This is the painting I painted on my table. It is called “Rainbow Grapes” & is of a local Upper Hunter winery:

Rainbow Grapes - Tartuca Espresso table
Rainbow Grapes – Tartuca Espresso table

 

 

 

 

Here I am with the table at the cafe:
Table at cafe

Italian Tapas Night & Art Exhibition at Denman this month

Book now for the next Italian Tapas night at Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro, Denman on Saturday 12 October. This will be another extraordinary night filled with great food from another region of Italy, while viewing my solo art exhibition on display at Tartuca this month, & delightful music by Suspex! 21c Ogilvie St, Denman, Upper Hunter. Phone 6547 1030

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New Arts Zine – I am the Featured Artist for my Denman Exhibition

Eric & Robyn Werkhoven proudly launched their email ARTS ZINE on 1 October 2013. For the first monthly issue of STUDIO LA PRIMITIVE ARTS ZINE please email werkhovenr@bigpond.com

I appear in the first edition as the featured artist for my current exhibition at Denman!

Artists and writers are welcome to make submissions related to the Arts & subscribers are welcome to forward the Arts Zine on to other arts lovers Visit their website http://studiolaprimitive.com/

Social Life Magazine interview for Denman exhibition

Social/Life Magazine Newcastle interviewed me yesterday for my current exhibition at Chocolate Hills – Tartuca Espresso Bar Bistro !!
http://www.sociallifemagazine.com.au/#!margo-october-exhibition/c13wr

Is there a particular theme for your paintings displayed at the exhibition? and if so why?
A strong point for my first exhibition in the Upper Hunter is it’s diverse subject & style. The exhibition has a loose theme if any but this has helped in unifying the space in creating an unexpected and total environment in which to view the paintings, the exhibition & venue are in concert!

While not sticking to any one categorization – oscillating between surrealism, realism, abstract & expressionism, the works address topics that are genuinely specific to painting, such as light and composition, & colour which relies on precise calibration and subtle shifts in hue and tone to achieve its impact. I think this makes the exhibition unavoidably take up the space in a fabulous way and be in conversation with one another. I’m sure if they could talk I’d like to think my paintings could sing from the walls!

Where do you get your inspiration from?
Seeing other artistic or creative content is inspiring & leads me to paint more, whether it is a real subject or a vision that has flashed into my head. Nature also inspires me, as well as anything that can result in a happy, joyful or cheerful composition.

What kind of materials did you use to create the paintings?
I will use almost anything to achieve the desired finishes, including trimming paint brushes to pretty much only one bristle, skewers, sponges, toothbrushes, shaving brushes, & even eyebrow brushes! I have created a mixture of works on both canvas & paper. I’ve used watercolour & oil but mostly paint with acrylic. More recently I’ve found ink to be a great medium so stay tuned for the unveiling of these works!

Do you have a favourite object, view or theme you enjoy painting?
My work varies a lot from traditional to bringing forth experimental artistic approaches. I paint to my own taste & while not having one classification I draw more attention to the bright, colourful, vibrant, & mostly graphic elements. Topics vary from landscapes, nature, still lifes to abstract.

What do you love about art the most?
I enjoy the journey painting takes me on & the satisfaction when complete. What painting can be is about exploring, escaping, expanding & expressing. I’ve presented a generous body of work locally & having an ambition to produce so much more creativity can only broaden the audience & it’s a great feeling knowing that it is being appreciated.