For our May 2022 Popup Activation, we would like to introduce one of our exhibiting Artists &  creative retailers of which you can purchase her products during our event. 

Sam Blanks - May Popup

Sam Blanks


Sam is a Central Coast artist who has completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration with Honours at University of Newcastle. Sam favours carbon dust, coloured pencil, digital illustration, pen and ink, scratchboard, clayboard with acrylic inks, and cyanotype.

Sam’s passion is nature but her obsession is paleontology and she also enjoys entomology and botany. Sam’s work has been shown locally and regionally, including Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, Royal Easter Show, Royal Botanic Gardens and in exhibitions with local art societies and Wildlife and Botanical Artists, Inc.

She also sells her work at markets locally, the products available are original artworks, cyanotype artworks, cyanotype zipper pouches and bags, cards, gift tags, bookmarks, and wristlets.
Cyanotype is a photographic process that uses the sun for exposure. The strength of the blue is dependent on the strength of the UV light. As the process uses the sunlight to develop the image, each print is unique according to the time of day, and the weather. Real items (photograms) or full-size negatives are used to create their unique images. The sun can lighten the blue through out the day, but the blue will return over time in the dark. Cyanotypes on the pouches and bags are on 100% cotton calico and they are lined with poplin. Pouches use fleece interfacing to give them a soft feel and protect the contents inside.


People can buy some products on my online store that can be found on my website but due to the uniqueness to most of my products, not all products are listed.
A calendar can be found on my website, where they can find where I am each week to see my full range. My monthly markets are Valley Treasures Market at Niagara Park Shopping Centre (Second Saturday), Markets 2259 at Wyong Race Club (Second Sunday), and Long Jetty Markets (Last Saturday).


Sam can be found at the below social media platforms please head on over and support her with a follow and please come down during our event take a look at her artworks and you can pickup one of her products. 

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creativehardt - Popup, Woy Woy May 2022MAY 2022 POPUP

To see more information about our Popup Event and other workshops and tutors available please see the main calendar page at the link below.

MAY POP Calendar