The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Started in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Art & Design Market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over a hundred and twenty creative minds!’

The Olive Tree Market is constantly growing and evolving with talented creatives joining the market each month. Discover our emerging artists section, take home amazing gourmet artisan produce and sit back and take in the sounds of talented local musicians! See you under the Olive Tree.

New @ The Olive Tree Market

Important News from The Olive Tree Market!
Don’t forget the Launch of our Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gellery is this Saturday May 23rd. We are running this market four times in 2015! The Olive Tree Market’s Main Location is CIVIC PARK- Newcastle. We hold our monthly market in Civic Park. Our next market at Civic Park is June 6th- the Long Weekend. Come along this Saturday to Maitland and enjoy a great day at Olive Tree and Maitland Regional Art Gallery. 9am-3pm. 230 High Street Maitland.
See you soon!

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OTCallOutArtists-MRAG2015We are super excited to announce a new partnership between The Olive Tree Art & Design Market and Maitland Regional Art Gallery.  Olive Tree will be holding a series of markets at the gallery in 2015!

It’s a really exciting opportunity for The Olive Tree Market. We have wanted to take the market to other locations for some time but finding the right location and partner was extremely important. The Olive Tree market  has a very strong reputation as a high quality handmade art & design market and MRAG is known as an award winning innovate cultural facility so it presented the perfect opportunity for us to take the event to a new location and audience.

The Olive Tree Market at MRAG will differ from the market in Newcastle so we hope that visitors from across the region will visit the event at MRAG and enjoy a day exploring the market and the gallery. It will be strongly curated  market with a different stallholder line-up at each date. Stalls for these events are still available and talented contemporary emerging and established contemporary artists and designers and gourmet artisan food producers are encouraged to apply by visiting

Visitors can wander amongst vibrant eclectic stalls, meet the artists and discover work straight from the hands of the makers all while relaxing to the sounds of talented local musicians and sampling great food. There will be a series of artist run workshops and of course visitors can spend the day exploring the Art Gallery.

MRAG is a multi-award winning cultural facility and an excellent destination for those looking for entertaining and creative activities for the whole family, so bring along your picnic rug and make a day of it!

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"Due to strong rain today @[135064506568579:274:The Olive Tree Market] has unfortunately been cancelled for our Easter Saturday Market. There are a few stallholders who will set up in alternative locations. Who have food stalls who have made perishable goods who will loose large amounts of money in lost stock if they can't be sold today. I will post these throughout the morning if as I receive information. See you all next month! So sorry we don't get to see you today and that our makers who create work for you all month don't get to trade:( See you on May 2nd."

Unfortunately we have had to cancel The Olive Tree Market today due to heavy rain. We hate to do this for our stallholders and for all of  you who support our makers every month. There are a few stallholders who will set up in alternative locations- who make perishable goods- and who will loose large amounts of money in lost stock if they can’t be sold today. Like Warrick The Sourdough Baker who will have his amazing hot cross buns and goodies at The Hunter St Mall in the centre of Newcastle just for today! Sugar Jones will also have a pop up shop with her hot cross bun macaroons, Easter biscuits, tarts and giant meringues at her home in 35 Swan St Hamilton. There may be other pop- up shops so check our facebook page throughout the day. I will post these throughout the morning as I receive information. See you all next month! So sorry we don’t get to see you today and that our makers who create work for you all month don’t get to trade:( See you on May 2nd.

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Did you know we have a fantastic section of Gourmet Artisan Food Producers at The Olive Tree Market? Well we do! Stop in at our new location of Civic Park, Newcastle, and forage amongst a great range of food stalls with delicious products make in some of Newcastle best artisan kitchens. Next market is Easter Saturday April 4th and there will be some super delicious goodies on offer.

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Want to take part in a fantastic Weaving Workshop at The Olive Tree Market on April 4th!? Make your very own contemporary hand woven wall hanging using sustainable hand dyed and hand spun yarns with the Rainie of the The Unusual Pear.

In this workshop you will learn various weaving techniques, the different types of weaving equipment, warping the loom, and finishing your weave. The workshop will have a limited number of spaces meaning there will be time to have one on one assistance with your piece, as you need it.

Where & When:
The Olive Tree Markets – April 4th 10am – 1pm

Level: Beginners – no prior knowledge needed for this class

What you get: The Unusual Pear weaving loom in the colour of your choice, tapestry needle, sustainable hand dyed and hand spun yarn (enough yarn to complete your first piece + extra to take
home), beginners weaving guide, 3 hour intensive workshop, T2 tea and treats

Cost: $85

These workshops are available for everyone! Come on your own and make some new friends or get a group together for a fun day of craft you can enjoy together.
To secure a spot, book online through Etsy:
Any questions contact Rainie:
E: // P: 0431-386-990 //


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We would love to hear from established and emerging artists, designers and musicians who would like to join our community. Head over to our online application form to apply now! We look forward to hearing from some super talented people! Thanks, Olive Tree.


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