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
HAVE YURT – WILL TRAVEL
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: http://timelesstextiles.com.au/page19825/shop.aspx?productID=24026
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.
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Songshine Choir
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Breast Cancer Choir
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 – http://www.martienvanzuilen.com/the-yurt-project.html)
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
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
Barb & Graeme Menday
Creative Collection Jo Herbert
Hunter Silver Art
Janet De Vries & Anne Marie Mills
John & Lesley Hamilton
Kathleen Starrett & Eloise Sarginson
Margaret McBride & Brian Cox
Max & Bronwyn Grieve
Newcastle Spinners and Weavers
Newcastle Studio Potters
Porcelain Art Association
Regional Beading Group
Response Training – Disability Group
Satsuki & May
The Arts Emporium c/- Julie Anne Ure