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 Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and the launching pad for over 150 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

TRADE THE MARK/ We have been crushing hard at The Olive Tree Market over the ceramics and textiles of designer Christina McLean, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is borne out of a deep love of nature and a devotion to hand-crafted practice. As a kid, Chris was drawn to the patterns she found in the natural world, inspired by the mercurial scales of fish, concentric shapes in skeletons and voluptuous botanical forms. After completing a visual arts degree, she applied this love of organic patterning to her creative expression founding Chowk ceramics, which she ran for 10 years, specialising in unique ceramic ranges and mark making in clay.

After further post graduate studies in Design, Chris turned her mark making to textiles. In 2009 she began working under the banner CMTD (Christina Mclean Textile Design), where she produced some of the most innovative work in fashion. She became one of Australia’s leading textile designers, consulting with top fashion designers including Sass & Bide, Willow, Bianca Spender, Romance Was Born and Ginger & Smart.

Her latest incarnation, TRADE the MARK, sees Chris combining her great love of hand-made technique with textiles, ceramics and leather. Her bespoke one-off works are inspired by organic textures, elemental imagination and hand-sourced treasures from her earthly travels. Using natural materials in clay, linen and natural hides, her patterns are hand dyed and painted, and her ceramics hand thrown. Eschewing the modern trend of mass-production, Chris is committed to the slow,  tradition of hand craftsmanship, which inspires a love in the beauty of individual objects. In reminding us of our innate connection to nature, Chris’ work is a timeless celebration of life itself and we can’t wait to have her at Olive Tree on June 3rd.

 

 

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It’s only a few days until Olive Tree pops up with our Autumn Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG). We are super excited to feature lots of great new stalls including textile home wares from Bay Trader Co, ceramic vessels from Ashley Fiona, wooden jewellery by Klusterbee which features the artists photographs, fashion by Inside Jo B, hand screen printed bags and prints from Talara Blackwood, illustrations by Anna Buxton Soldal and delicious pastries from Choux Patisserie.

Stop in for a delicious brunch in the beautiful ground of the gallery and sample delicious foods including Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Thai and Turkish cuisines. Bring the kids along for artists workshops which are part of MRAG’s fantastic kids programming, chill out to live music including Loui Abell, Shanteya & Jo and Jason Lowe.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery is situated at 230 High Street Maitland. The Autumn Seasonal Market runs from 9am-2pm.

 

 

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Discover new work by a collective of talented Olive Tree artists, including the amazingly talented ceramicist Ellie Hannon, at the upcoming Seasonal Autumn Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Limited stall positions are available, so shoot Olive Tree through an application, but be quick!  enquire@theolivetreemarket.com.au

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Is only two days until our next Olive Tree! We can’t wait to see you! We had to share this gorgeous image of artist Nicole Berlach’s botanical journal featuring her sweet illustrations. Meet the maker this Saturday April 1st alongside a line-up of artist, creatives, makers and foodies. Are you coming? Bring your friends and spend the day in the beautiful ground of Civic Park.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW!
The Olive Tree Market | Autumn Seasonal Market
Maitland Regional Art Gallery | April 29th | 9am-2pm
The Olive Tree Market​ invites creative makers, artists, designers and gourmet foodies- dedicated to creating beautiful, innovative, original work- to join our Autumn Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery​ on April 29th! Complete your application but be quick! Jump over to our Apply page for information on how to apply.

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THE OLIVE TREE MARKET| FEBRUARY 4TH| CIVIC PARK

FREE YOGA CLASS THIS SATURDAY+ CAT FROM TWO FEET YOGA

We are super excited to kick off 2017 at The Olive Tree Market by bringing you a Special FREE YOGA CLASS with Cat Mead from Two Feet Yoga. Join Cat for a yoga class at 9.15am and start you market day off right in the beautiful grounds of Civic Park! You’ll move through an alignment-based flow and finish off with a stretchy release. Connect your body, mind and breath with us this Saturday and set yourself up for a great day.

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