Featured Artists and Makers

Natasha Lenaghan

Natasha is a local glass bead artist with her studio located at The Creator Incubator (15A/Clyde Street, Hamilton North).  Natasha’s foray into creating glass beads began in 2007 with a beginner class at Chockadoo glass studio in Sydney.  Following a move to Ireland, Natasha undertook classes with Ruzica Ruane (Cadenza Glass, Dun Laoghaire).  The processContinue reading “Natasha Lenaghan”

MUSICIAN – Rob Conway

We’re excited to welcome a few local musicians to the Hunter Valley Art Fair, including Rob Conway. Rob Conway plays gigs around Newcastle, Maitland, Cessnock and Sydney.  He has recorded over 500 original songs in a variety of studios including Nashville and Clarksdale USA, Sydney, Newcastle and Mallabula. As well as playing originals, Rob playsContinue reading “MUSICIAN – Rob Conway”

Bare Roots Co.

Handmade nick-nacks by young, local artists! I’m Alicia Carroll, a current uni student and aspiring artist local to the Pokolbin region. Inspired by the Australian bush and my home garden, I create individual, handmade resin pieces to be worn by many. My friend, Bianca Clinch helps fill the handmade experience with her macrame and artContinue reading “Bare Roots Co.”

Wendy Woo Craft

I have been a papercrafter for many years and have created a unique range of useful stationery items that make a perfect gift at an affordable price. These items include note blocks, mini notes, bookmarks, shopping lists, fridge magnets and gift cards. I enjoy working with different papers, dies, photos, shells and natural fibres toContinue reading “Wendy Woo Craft”

Funky Food Van

Wholesome delicious soul food, specialising in vegetarian and vegan eats. Our menu consists of breakfast bagels served w/avo and cream cheese and short stack pancakes w/strawberries, maple syrup and cream. For lunch you will be treated with haloumi burgers, burritos, sliders and our best seller the haloumi salad bowl! Our scrumptious vegan corn fritter burgerContinue reading “Funky Food Van”

Art Mania Studio

Founded in 2008 by Fee Madigan, Art Mania Studio (AMS) is now a forerunner in the region. Firstly, the core value behind AMS is not just running art classes, it’s creating a community hub. That is to say, establishing support networks, and helping people’s wellbeing, including Fee’s & all the staff that work here! OurContinue reading “Art Mania Studio”

Leadlight by Linda

Linda has been working with glass and making leadlight windows, panels and sun catchers for 20 years using both techniques of leading and copper foiling.  The colours and textures of glass continue to amaze and keep Linda captivated. When designing, she loves to use the texture and design in the glass to give movement and realityContinue reading “Leadlight by Linda”

Jo Shand

Jo Shand is a Newcastle artist with ties to Sydney’s inner west. Her practice explores our immediate environment of landscape, everyday events, car culture and animals and their visual occurrences that we can often overlook. She invites us to take a moment to observe what we rarely see in our eternal hurry to achieve. JoContinue reading “Jo Shand”

Sandra Shaw

‘Handprinted’ as the name suggests is a range of screenprinted tunics by textile artist Sandra Shaw. “I work from a small studio in Newcastle creating a variety of handprinted fabrics that find their way around the world. My involvement with textiles and printing has evolved over many years of making, and participating in many craftContinue reading “Sandra Shaw”

Giselle Penn

Giselle Penn is based in Newcastle and is a Fibre Textile Artist who also enjoys producing functional pieces that adorn the body and home. Her handmade felt ranges from large throws and scarves for all seasons through to cushions, satchel bags and small vessels. Giselle also makes Lampwork Glass Beads and incorporates them with semi-preciousContinue reading “Giselle Penn”

Eugenia Dunlevie

Eugenia’s artistic styles are accomplished and varied as she draws her inspiration from travelling around Australia and overseas. Eugenia has a very successful artistic career and has been awarded numerous prizes and awards. Eugenia likes to challenge herself everyday to do something different. FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

Abstracts by Taylor

Abstracts by Taylor is a new creative undertaking by Maitland local, Paul Taylor. Paul learned to paint at an early age, but has recently rekindled his love of the arts and has found a passion in abstracts. He loves bright colours and experimental blending, which produces pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind. FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM

Rachael Manning Art

Rachael Manning merged her passion for design and her love for animals into a career creating Rachael Manning Art to showcase the beautiful animals she meets in her travels. With a lifelong passion for animals, Rachael’s design aesthetic has always centred around them. As a nature lover, Rachael takes great comfort and inspiration whenever sheContinue reading “Rachael Manning Art”

Anna Elena Art

Anna is a Hunter based artist, utilising many mediums including pen, copic markers, acrylic paint, pencil and watercolour. Her art style has been described as ‘Fantastic’ illustration with a heavy influence from the Gothic style of art and architecture. Anna says her work is also influenced by religious concepts, the human emotion, fantasy, and anatomy.Continue reading “Anna Elena Art”

Amanda O’Bryan

A multi-disciplinary creative, designer, artist, founder of Creative Queen Bees and author of ‘Daily Acts Of Creativity’. Amanda draws from 20+ years as a practising creative and business owner. Known for her high-end imaginative ideas and artistry, she collaborates with business and brands with a speciality in illustration, works on commissioned personal art pieces and exhibitsContinue reading “Amanda O’Bryan”

lily+ted designs

Leah from lily+ted designs takes great pride in creating art that enriches the lives of its owners. Creating handmade resin and mixed media art, jewellery and homewares. “I am a fluid artist inspired by colour, experimentation, environment and a passion for creativity. I produce a diverse range of wall art, homewares and jewellery and love toContinue reading “lily+ted designs”

Kimberly Swan

Kimberly Swan is an emerging artist of the Hunter Valley and was born in Liverpool, Sydney in 1985. At the age of six she and her family moved to the Port Stephens peninsula to small town Bobs Farm where she remained up until her late twenties. Kimberly developed a fondness for the natural environment andContinue reading “Kimberly Swan”

Art by Suellyn

Suellyn Connolly is a mixed media artist based in the beautiful Hunter Valley. With a graphic design career spanning over 20 years, her focus has now shifted to follow her passion in the visual arts space. As a mixed media artist, Suellyn enjoys the eclectic use of materials, mediums and processes in her work. “I’veContinue reading “Art by Suellyn”

Art By Kim Lundy

Kim Lundy is a is a painter who enjoys exploring, learning, working with and combining many mediums. Kim was born in Paris, France to parents that were at the time exploring Europe. She moved to Australia as a baby. While growing up her family moved around a lot, living in Browns Plains and Jimboomba inContinue reading “Art By Kim Lundy”

We are proud to feature talented artists, makers and creatives from across the Hunter Region. Here are all the featured artists and makers from the OCTOBER LONG WEEKEND 2020 event.

Stay tuned for our upcoming June and October long weekend events in 2021.

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