The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is part of the renaissance currently taking place in Newcastle’s artisan community. Founded in 2008, The Olive Tree Market is the Leading Contemporary Handmade Art & Design Market in Newcastle and has provided a launching platform for hundreds of creative and innovative small businesses.

The Olive Tree Market is constantly growing and evolving with talented makers and designers 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 independent live music! See you under the Olive Tree.

 


New @ The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Christmas Market- This Saturday December 15th

Shop Local, Handmade and Creative this Christmas

Join us this Saturday for The Olive Tree Christmas Market featuring over 170 beautiful creative stalls- see some great suggestions from us below! We really encourage you to shop local, and handmade, this holiday season. When you support ethically created Christmas gifts, you know that you will be contributing to the local economy, making a stand against mass produced goods, and giving unique gifts on Christmas day- straight from the hands of our creative community to your loved ones.

Saturday is our final Olive Tree for 2018, so come and celebrate with us! Think a community celebration of creativity, an fantastic live music line-up, and once the shopping, and sampling are done, visitors can bring along a picnic rug, and join friends and family, for a delicious brunch from our local street food purveyors.

Kate Sale Jewellery- for the lovers of jewellery design

Kate Sale Jewellery makes beautiful vibrant wearable art from semi precious materials, like recycled sterling silver and copper, combined with vitreous and cold enamel. Think bright, eye catching jewellery that will make your summer outfit would POP! For lovers of contemporary jewellery design this is one not to miss!

Shiztastic- for the lovers of fashion

Hair scarves are so hot right now- and for good reason! If you have a girlfriend, or family member that loves all things kitsch, colourful and bright – then Shiztastic’s textile prints are focused on exactly that. Designer/Maker Katy Dee is drawn to botanical elements, op shop gold, playful things and above all, patterns and colour. Sound fun, her scarves are perfect for summer! Pick one up The Olive Tree Market and add a playful pop to your special persons summer outfit!

Nowhere to Hide- for the lovers of leather travel goods

There is nothing more special than a handmade accessory that you just absolutely love! Nowhere To Hide hand cut, sew, and finish, their leather bags so that each one is totally unique. Made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship from their studio, this creative duo have a vision to design and create future vintage pieces that become part of your treasured personal collection – now and in the future.

Clay Canoe- for the design lovers

For the people in your life who love coffee, ceramics, and great Australian design, look no further than Olive Tree favourites Clay Canoe. Pick up one of their super popular wrap cups, perfect for summer mornings, drinking coffee on the deck, in the sunshine.

Julie Marie- for the lovers of illustration and art

Inspired by the colourful coral, and shapes of the Great Barrier Reef, nature’s blooms in artist Julie Marie’s imagination- and her pieces are oh, so pretty! Julie is a Danish artist who comes to us from her home in the Blue Mountains. Practising art her whole life, Julie recently discovered alcohol ink, and fell in love with the depth of the colours, and the uncontrollable nature of the medium. Beautiful gifts for art lovers and those who love who see beauty in the many forms of nature.

Board Balm- for the lovers of the ocean

Summer is here, and we have just the thing for the surf lovers in your life! Board Balm is all natural surfboard wax, made by the clever duo that is Urban Hum. Feel good about the wax that you use, not only is it good for your body, but its kind on the ocean. No petrochemicals, no nasties, just ethical biodegradable goodness.  

Bippy Jean- for lovers of mens fashion made locally

If the men in your life love well tailored shirts, in the most unique of fabric designs, made by hand in Newcastle the maker Jessica Legerwood, of Bippy Jean, is the person to visit on December 15th. Ever shirt is lovingly created in her local studio. Forget mass produced, imported men’s fashion, this summer and support Australia’s ethically made slow fashion- the planet will love you for it!

Trevor Dickinson- for the lovers of Newcastle

You might not know his face, but if you are a Newcastle local art lover you have probably seen the amazing artwork of Trevor Dickinson in prime locations around Newcastle. After relocating here from England in 2002, it took Trevor 7 years to pick up a pencil and being his quirky, iconic and nostalgic series of Newcastle artworks. He will be bringing his collection of prints, tea towels, cards and magnets to Olive Tree on Saturday, and we can’t wait to see his latest work!

Christmas for kids doesn’t have to mean shopping malls!!

So many cute Christmas present ideas for the little ones this Saturday at The Olive Tree Christmas Market! Some ideas include: beautiful illustrations by Nicole Berlach Illustrations, sweet rompers by Mop and Dolly, hand painted bells by Beep Bells, cool kids hand screen printed t-shirts by Well Spotted Brand, flash cards by Betty Friday, hand made soft toys by Milly Molly Mandy, party dresses by The House of Fox, rainbow fabric pencil cases by Serendipity Textiles, kids swimwear by Happie Co, scrunchies by Maeve and Grace. See you soon market friends!

Pick-up your Christmas Hamper Supplies

Don’t forget to pick up delicious food for your Christmas hamper! Olive Tree will feature over 20 gourmet artisan producers. Including coffee from Sprocket and Silverskin Coffee Roasters, cold brew from Serious Deliria, Puddings from Pudding Lane, olive, oils and dukkah from Arolyn Grove, Christmas cakes from The Pudding Lady and Hunter Heritage Gourmet Foods, pickles from Station Street Pickerly, gluten free treats from, jams from One Mile to Heaven and chilli sauce from Granny Mels and lots more!

Music and Performers

There will be a fantastic line-up of musicians including Brown Bear and Hooves, The Dew Cats, Byren Songwell, Mimosa Duo, India and the Journey to the East, Earthen Rhythms African Drumming, as well as roving street performers. For detailed line-up contact The Olive Tree Market, or follow us on social media for more information, and performance schedules, in the lead-up to the market!

Parking- Olive Tree Suggestions

Don’t forget that there is FREE Parking at the Newcastle City Council Car Park- 92 King Street, Newcastle. There are other great options including flat rate parking at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street, for $6.50 http://bit.ly/2DQ8B12 and Harbour Park Car Park has flat rate $5: http://bit.ly/2nqGIq5 There is also parking at Market Town and in surrounding streets. But parking at the above suggestions makes it easy! Better still walk, ride or take public transport and keep our city green!

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Don’t miss The Olive Tree Christmas Market Creative Line-up

December 1st. 9am-3pm. Celebrate 10 Years of Olive Tree

Live Music, Street Performance. Free Kids Art Workshop and more!

Join us on Saturday December 1st for the biggest market date on the Newcastle calander- The Olive Tree Christmas Market. Think a community celebration of creativity, featuring over 180 stalls,  free Christmas Craft activities for kids, roving street performers, an exciting live music line-up, and once the shopping, and sampling are done, visitors can bring along a picnic rug, and join friends and family, for a delicious brunch from our local street food purveyors.

The Christmas Olive Tree Market presents visitors access to an amazing variety of  beautifully crafted contemporary products all in an exciting market setting. There are so many reasons to shop local – visitors can discover unique gift ideas, and be assured that they can pick-up, small batch, ethically created handmade goods. Each purchase means you are supporting local artists and championing creative talent. There is the added bonus of finding a Christmas gifts that you know will be unique or Christmas day, that you will be contributing to the local economy, and making a stand against mass produced goods.

We are beyond excited to have some super talented artists, designers and makers joining, many who only attend the Christmas market dates, so you don’t want to miss out!

Meet local artist Prudence De Marchi, Having been a painter on and off for the past 10 years, balancing her practice with her career as a teacher – AND being a new Mum – Prudence has come full circle and dived full on into her first passion of painting. The artist works mostly in acrylics on canvas, and her work is complimented beautifully by hand made Tasmanian Oak frames built by her husband. If there is someone in your life, who loves vibrant contemporary art featuring florals and abstract shapes, then this is the stall to visit for Christmas ideas!

Kate Sale Jewellery makes beautiful vibrant wearable art from semi precious materials, like recycled sterling silver and copper, combined with vitreous and cold enamel. Think bright, eye catching jewellery that will make your summer outfit would POP! For lovers of contemporary jewellery design this is one not to miss!

Burbia features typograhic  designs, featuring Australian cities, landmarks and Australiana. Think prints and textile home wares, like this gorgeous linen tea towel, celebrating our blooming Australian Native Flora! Available in Navy and Eucalyptus, this would make the perfect little gift for overseas friends and family this festive season

 

Beep Bells are back! Get read to accessorise your bike this Summer with Newcastle’s very own handpainted bicycle bells! Pick one up for yourself, or grab one for the kids for Christmas. There is a bell for every person, and makers Jana’s designs, always make us smile!

Inspired by the colourful coral, and shapes of the Great Barrier Reef, natures blooms in artist Julie Marie’s imagination- and her pieces are oh, so pretty! Julie is a Danish artist who comes to us from her home in the Blue Mountains. Practising art her whole life, Julie recently discovered alcohol ink, and fell in love with the depth of the colours, and the uncontrollable nature of the medium. Beautiful gifts for art lovers and those who love who see beauty in the many forms of nature.

Introducing the delightfully bright, quirky and totally fun jewellery collections from Blue Beetle Co. Handmade from polymer clay, with love for your lobes, right here in Newcastle!  Maker Chole has built quite a following for her jewellery designs, and we are lucky enough to have her making her Olive Tree debut at our Christmas Market. Perfect gifts for loves of unique jewellery, with a quirky sense of humour,  but Chloe is only attending as a one off, so don’t miss out!

How cute is this Aussie one-piece pink Cockatoo swimsuit fromHappie Co! It has us dreaming of beach days with our little babes! Designed, printed & made in Australia using recycled materials, Happie Co swimwear will hold its shape and colour all summer. All of their bright, fun prints are hand drawn by local designer Incessant Textiles, and are then printed onto lycra that is made from recycled materials such as carpets, clothing and fishing nets. Not only are their swimmers adorable, but they also provide UPF 50+ sun protection – so your little ones can have fun in the sun, while still being safe! 

et Louise M Studio– beautiful ceramics designed and created by hand by ceramicist Louise Martiensen. This talented maker is influenced by principles of Scandinavian design: functional, simple, minimalist forms, and clean lines, pared with a light and muted colour palate. Leah loves creating pieces that are unique and well made to enhance everyday life. Discover the makers work for yourself at Olive Tree.

Maya Queenan is the incredible Sydney based textile artist behind beautiful homewares brand Maya Muse Textiles. After living and working in London as a textile designer, Maya returned home with fresh eyes. The light, foliage, expansive landscapes of Australia, and a desire for creative freedom, inspired her to establish her own brand. Maya’s collections are made the old fashioned way; screen printed by hand, using mixed inks & beautiful 100% linen. These traditional techniques & natural fibers work perfectly to complement modern, Australian inspired prints in a delicious palette that we think any homewares lover will adore.

 

The Men folk in your life will love you if you gift them something special from The Mister Brand. This natural, vintage-style mens grooming company is a favourite amongst the fellas. We can’t recommend their range of handcrafted, quality products highly enough. Think beard balms, natural shaving soaps, moustache + tattoo wax and classic combs. There is something for both the bearded and shaved gentlemen in your life!

Beau Pilgrim is an international award-winning photographer specialising in photography and film in, on, and around water. With summer just around the corner, why not fill those empty walls in your home with the incredible photography work, or pick one up as a Christmas gift for a photography lover in your life! Beau’s eye-catching prints from Australia, and around the globe, are captivating, we especially love his amazing drone and underwater shots.

One of Olive Tree’s most unique and popular artists, Ellie Hannon, will be returning to Olive Tree on December 1st with her incredible clay jewellery collections. It is hard to sum up the work of Ellie in a few words – her artistic practice spans across the fields of drawing, painting and ceramics, in her truly distinctive and recognisable style. Over the past few years her artwork has evolved in many ways – from doing large scale murals and sell-out exhibitions to teaching workshops and ceramics classes. Pick up a piece of Ellie’s jewellery collection at Olive Tree on December 1st

Don’t forget to pick up delicious food for your Christmas hamper! Olive Tree will feature over 20 gourmet artisan producers. Including coffee from Sprocket and Silverskin Coffee Roasters, cold brew from Serious Deleria, kombucha from Pura Vida Organics, Puddings from Pudding Lane, Christmas Cakes from Baked Uprising, olive, oils and dukkah from Arolyn Grove, pickles from Station Street Pickerly, gluten free treats from, jams from One Mile to Heaven and chilli sauce from Granny Mels.

Music Line-up

There will be a fantastic line-up of musicians including Anna Milat, Duncan Woods, Brennan Fell and Georgie Rose, The High Andies and Baltic bar Mitzvah, as well as roving street performers and Free Christmas Craft Workshops for the kids. Following us on social media for more information, and performance schedules, in the lead-up to the market!

Planing your visit to Olive Tree!

Don’t forget that there is FREE Parking at the Newcastle City Council Car Park- 92 King Street, Newcastle. There are other great options including flat rate parking at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street, for $6.50 http://bit.ly/2DQ8B12 and Harbour Park Car Park has flat rate $5: http://bit.ly/2nqGIq5 There is also parking at Market Town and in surrounding streets. But parking at the above suggestions makes it easy! Better still walk, ride or take public transport and keep our city green!

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University of Newcastle Student Collective November 17th 

Olive Tree Market Emerging Stall Start Up Package Recipients

We are beyond excited to welcome a collective of students from The University of Newcastle as the recipients of the Olive Tree Market’s Emerging Artist Stall Start-up Package on November 17th at Olive TreeThe collective will include illustrator Rebecca O’Donoghue, graphic artist and designer Nik Gall, illustrator Sylvia Gidall, and designer Brayden Duignan. The students have recently taken part in the DESN3006 Researching the Design Profession course, which has been designed and deliver by, The Business Centre. Make sure you come and support them this Saturday alongside over 150 super talented artists, designers and makers who will showcase their works at the first of our Olive Tree Summer Market Series this Saturday.

Student  Rebecca O’Donoghue, whose work we feature below, says that she is a lover of handcrafted paper goods, flowers, and simple deign. Rebecca’s style is ever evolving, but the artist says her purpose remains the same: to inspire and equip others with beautiful designs, both for their everyday life, and to encourage the people around them.

Rebecca creates her work, from her ‘big messy desk’ in her little house by the sea, and thinks that design should be like sunshine, spreading warmth, and bringing out the beauty in everything around it.


 

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Don’t miss this Saturday’s Creative Line-up at Olive Tree!

Nov 17th. 9am-3pm. It’s going to be a glorious day!

We are beyond excited to have some super talented artists, designers and makers joining us this Saturday at the first of our Olive Tree Summer Market Series. Some are only coming to this Saturdays market, and you don’t want to miss out!

Meet illustrations Camilia and Chris of Eggpicnic, this talented duos work was recently chosen by the City of Sydney as part of their new Creative City Sydney program to change the cityscape. Their birds debuted on hoardings around Sydney, as well as a on a large scale installation at Sydney Olympic Park, to coincide with the arrival of the migratory shorebirds to Sydney.

Hair scarves are so hot right now-and for good reason! We just love these ones, handmade by Letter 11 Textiles. Inspired by all things kitsch, colourful and bright – these textile prints are focused on exactly that! Designer/Maker Katy Dee is drawn to botanical elements, op shop gold, playful things and above all, patterns and colour. If love the sound of these beautiful scarves then pick one up this Saturday at The Olive Tree Market and add a playful pop to your summer outfit! 

Beep Bells are back! get read to accessorise your bike this Summer with Newcastle’s very own handpainted bicycle bells! Pick one up for yourself, or grab one for the kids for Christmas. There is a bell for every person, and designer Jana’s designs always make us smile!

Meet Lulu + Smith– beautiful ceramics designed and created by hand by Leah ‘Lulu” Smith. This talented maker is influenced by principles of Scandinavian design: functional, simple, minimalist forms, and clean lines, pared with a light and muted colour palate. Leah loves creating pieces that are unique and well made to enhance everyday life. Discover the makers work for yourself at Olive Tree.

Glassblower and jewellery designer Sophia Emmett just loves to create Her project, Workshop 85 was born out of a love for creating wearable art pieces, and from a fascination of the relationship between texture and form. Sophia’s innovative approach to materials results in the most unique jewellery pieces – each one thoughtfully designed and carefully constructed by hand. You can see these beautiful pieces up close at only at this weekends market- Sophia will only be at the November 17th market date.

 

Stay tuned throughout the week for more updates on stalls featuring this weekend- including a collective of student from the University of Newcastle!

Planing your visit to Olive Tree!

Don’t forget that there is FREE Parking at the Newcastle City Council Car Park- 92 King Street, Newcastle. There are other great options including flat rate parking at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street, for $6.50 http://bit.ly/2DQ8B12 and Harbour Park Car Park has flat rate $5: http://bit.ly/2nqGIq5 There is also parking at Market Town and in surrounding streets. But parking at the above suggestions makes it easy! Better still walk, ride or take public transport and keep our city green!

 

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The Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

This Saturday November 10th- 3pm-8pm

An evening celebration featuring art, design, gourmet & street food purveyors, free kids workshops, street performers, live music and community dining, is coming to Maitland Regional Art Gallery this Saturday! Browse an exciting collective of of over 80 artists and designers at the highly anticipated yearly Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market.

There are so many reasons to shop local – visitors can discover unique gift ideas, and be assured that they can pick-up, small batch, ethically created handmade goods. Each purchase means you are supporting local artists and championing creative talent. There is the added bonus of finding a Christmas gifts that you know will be unique or Christmas day, that you will be contributing to the local economy, and making a stand against mass produced imported goods. Discover makers like ceramics from Studio Enti, illustration from Nicole Berlach,jewellery by The Bleeding Hearts Club and fashion by Alexis Eclectic.

The Christmas Twilight Market will include free Christmas Craft activities for kids from 4-6pm, roving street performers, an exciting live music line-up under the gallery trees, and once the shopping and sampling are done, visitors can bring along a picnic rug, and join friends and family, for an early dinner from street food purveyors.

“We are excited to welcome the communities of Maitland, and the Hunter Valley, for a fun evening, and community celebration, of creativity. It’s a great opportunity to spend the evening with friends at one of Maitland best cultural offerings. Not only can customers experience the market but they can visit the gallery by night which is a fantastic opportunity. Follow Olive Tree on social media for daily updates of makers who will feature at the Christmas Twilight Market.

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Feast on Foodie Goodness this Saturday November 3rd at Olive Tree

Did you know that The Olive Tree Market has an amazing foodie line-up every market? This Saturday expect to see 40 gourmet and street food stalls- it’s looking like a warm day and there will be plenty of refreshing options!  Including treats from award winning chef  Nic Poelaert of Choux Patisserie, amazing vegan muffins from The Muffin Mob, breakfast goodness from Superfood Revolution, refreshing Kombucha from Pura Vida Organics, divine cakes from Covered in Crumbs, bagels from Papas Bagel Bar, Thai fusion from Schillykickk, marshmallow treats from the Marshmallow Co, and winning gelato, from Mr Goaty Gelato, to name a few!! Come and treat yourself. Chill under the trees, and feast on foodie goodness with your market buddies.

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