Saturday 6 December 2014 10am – 9pm

Civic Park, Cnr King & Darby Sts, Newcastle

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 9pm.

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 in the Park
Art in the Park is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to create art in natural surroundings using the park & Summer Art Bazaar as inspiration. Experienced artists will be providing assistance with christmas decorations, drawings & printing christmas cards. This is a colourful & vibrant community event for the whole family. Art in the Park will be held from 11am – 5pm

Martien Van Zullen’s Australian National Yurt Project, will be at Summer ART BAZAAR on 6 December & Martien will also be running Jewelry Adorned workshops at Timeless Textiles, 90 Hunter St, Newcastle, on 2 & 3 December

In 1997, international felt artist Martien van Zuilen made a wish – to travel to Mongolia to learn first-hand about the origins of hand-made felt, the oldest textile known to humankind.

Back in Australia she founded the National Yurt Project: a community arts project aimed to build a full-scale Mongolian Yurt with the help of many feltmakers, including from the wider Newcastle region!

Since its completion the Yurt Project has traversed the vast and varied Australian continent and visited countless communities in every state.

The Yurt will be on display at the NEWCASTLE ART BAZAAR on December 6th.

Come and visit the Yurt at the ART BAZAAR.

Be inspired by this unique community arts project that started with the making of a simple wish!

Martien Van Zullen will also be running Jewelry Adorned workshops at Timeless Textiles on 2 & 3 December 2014.
Discover the possibilities of felting on a precious scale! Learn a variety of innovative techniques to make uniquely shaped jewelry items, including ingenious beads (Scrunch, Spike, Fangs, ColourCuts). Incorporate wire, or make hand-felted cords in minutes; then transform them into one-of-a-kind Pendants, Brooches, Necklaces and more, more, more…. Anything is possible! A hands-on workshop with lots of ‘play time’, and inspiration to boot! All levels of experience welcome. Book here:

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

Fish Fry

Bella Voce, accompanied by “Akimbo” String Quartet

The Adam Miller Band

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

Yarn bombing including Starlight foundation who will assist crocheting a coral reef

Martien Vanzuilen’s felt yurt –

Face painting for a gold coin donation to the “Wishing Trees”

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

1.            Response Training

2.            ConnectAbility

3.            John Hunter Hospital Children’s Ward

4.            Mayfield East Primary School

5.            Mayfield West Primary School

6.            St. Columban’s Primary School

7.            Waratah Primary School

8.            Waratah West Primary School

9.            Tighes Hill Primary School

10.          St John’s Lambton

11.          St Patricks Wallsend

12.          Wallsend South Public School

13.          Elermore Vale Public School

14.          Lambton Public School

15.          Hamilton North Public School



Allison Battye

Anna Baba

Anne Grenham

Barb & Graeme Menday

Bobbi Oliver

Bridie Watt

Brodie Bannerman

Caroline Hale

Chai-Chi Yu

Chris Tavener

Claire Locker-Potter

Cliff Hosking


Creative Collection Jo Herbert

Danielle  Rae

David Little

Deanne Newland

Debbie Hircock

Denis Anderson

Design Collective

Dianne Whipper

Donna McKinnis

Dorothy Compton

Eleanor Anson

Emily Wise

Eugenia Dunlevie

Fee Madigan

Fiona Anderson

Foletti Sisters

Fran Watchel

Gary Sheen

Giselle Penn

Gwynne Jones

Hunter Silver Art

Janelle Cookson

Janet De Vries & Anne Marie Mills

Jo Wiltshire

John & Lesley Hamilton

John Earle

John Kerklaan

John Lechner

Judy Cala

Judy Linder

Justin Montefiore

Justine Atkinson

Kate Belton

Kathleen Starrett & Eloise Sarginson

Kerri Smith

Kerry Melby

Kim Martin

Kim Young

Laura Wilson

Leah Fawthrop

Leanne Triggs

Libby Callaghan

Linda Thompson

Lindsey Goff

Lisa Birse

Lisa Wiseman

Lois Parish-Evans

Lyndal Campbell

Magic Starfish

Margaret McBride & Brian Cox

Margo Humphries

Marigold Pazar

Mark Jones

Max & Bronwyn Grieve

Michelle Cree

Michelle Schmitzer

Miranda Earle

Miranda Whittle

Mummars Treasures

Natalie Sherring


Newcastle Printmakers

Newcastle Spinners and Weavers

Newcastle Studio Potters

Nicola Hensel

Paola Smith

Pat Davidson

Porcelain Art Association

Rachel Bunney

Raylee Allen

Regional Beading Group

Response Training – Disability Group


Sally Matthews

Satsuki & May

Strutt Sisters

Sue Linton

Suzi Zglinicki

The Arts Emporium c/- Julie Anne Ure

Tim Ward

Timeless Textiles

Trevor Dickinson

Vanessa Turton

Vicki Shearman