The Hunter Arts Network, better known as HAN, is a non-profit incorporated membership of artisans from the Hunter. 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.
HAN now works via a committee and sub committees to continually strive to improve activities of HAN and to ensure the shape and structure of HAN is relevant. HAN was incorporated in December 2005 and launched in February 2006 at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
HAN strives to facilitate the opportunities for promotion of member’s & their work through Art Bazaar, social media, our newsletter, blog and artist page on this website.
Mayfield and Industrial Drive McDonald’s Community Grant
Volunteer Grants 2015
2015 Hunter Local Business Awards Finalist
2015 Stockland Community Grant Winner
2014 QantasLink Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism FINALIST
Art Bazaar (insurance included)
Advocate on behalf of members
Professional development nights
Promote communication and collaboration between all art groups in the Hunter
Maintain organisational strength and relevance
Ensure traditional and contemporary media are represented\
Take a Moment to Find a Creative at Art Bazaar.
Art Bazaar has been held every year since 2002 & since 2012 the Hunter’s premier artisan & design marketplace, Art Bazaar, has been held three times every year at three locations by Hunter Arts Network (HAN) which is a non-profit membership of artisans from the Hunter region.
Art Bazaar has developed a presence on the art and cultural event calendar of the Hunter and NSW.
HAN strives to promote professionalism and maintain the high standard of art works on offer at Art Bazaar, and encourage emerging Artists to take the opportunity to present their talent
Hunter Arts Network
Over the last 22 years Art Bazaar 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. It has successfully displaying the many individuals, groups, organisations and businesses.
The Market also represents an excellent opportunity for practitioners and organisations to develop professional networks which support the development of new work, broader audiences and marketing opportunities – all of which align directly with the objectives of HAN.