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.


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The Olive Tree Market is happy to announce that Olive Tree will move to Civic Park and the Cultural Precinct of Newcastle in February 2015.

After six amazing years at The Junction Public School, The Olive Tree Market was informed some months ago that The Junction Public School had received NSW State Government funding to rebuild classrooms in 2015 that were demolished in the 1989 earthquake. The Principal of The Junction Public School and The Department of Education Asset Management confirmed that the school grounds would be inaccessible for non-school activities in 2015. The opportunity to tender for Civic Park came at the perfect time.

While its sad to be leaving our original home I am extremely excited about this new chapter for The Olive Tree Market. It means that we will be able to grow and develop the market in innovate new ways.

Situating the market in the heart of the cultural precinct will also provided exciting opportunities to work with the surrounding Cultural Institutions including The Newcastle Art Gallery.

I’m extremely proud of the journey we have had since launching The Olive Tree Market in 2008. When I started the market with my then partners, the wonderful Bec Thomson and Ally Buchanan, we had a dream of providing a monthly platform for local artists and designers who had few opportunities at that stage apart from a small number of local galleries and retail outlets. The Olive Tree Market is now recognized as one of the best contemporary handmade market in Australia, supports over 120 local artists and designers each month and has received national media coverage.

The Olive Tree Market will continue operating at The Junction Public School until the end of 2014.

There will be a series of markets in the lead-up to Christmas- November 1st + 15th the December 6th Christmas Market and the final market for 2014, which will be held on December 20th.

We look forward to 2015 and an exciting new chapter for The Olive Tree Market, but until then, its business as usual at our current location.

See you under the Olive Tree at our next market on November 1st.

(This lovely image is by Jasmine Dowling)

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Well its getting to that crazy time of year and we are looking for talented artists & designers to join our community in the lead-up to Christmas. So why not apply online now! We would love to hear from you. So hop to it!

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We are looking forward to having Homeworks at the upcoming The Olive Tree Market this September 6th. Andrija Chapman is the creator of  Homeworks and tells us, “I have to admit I am retro obsessed! I spend a lot of time scouring the world hunting out fabrics both old and new to turn into beautiful homewares.

Andrija’s current range features fabulous 1960’s Hawaiian barkcloth designs with bold palm trees and lush monstera leaves all turned into cushions and lamps that really add punch to your décor. The shades are paired with vintage bases that Andrija  collects from all over the globe, as well as more modern wood options.

Make sure to visit Homeworks at The Olive Tree Market on September 6th. Andrija will have her stall under the big covered area. See you then!

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It’s exciting to see The Olive Tree Market’s artists grow both as designers and makers. Lots of changes seem to be happening in the careers of many of our creators at the moment. This week long time Olive Tree stallholder Julia Flannagan of Frejj had her work accepted to be stocked at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney! It’s always great to see Sydney following trends in Newcastle! Well done Julia. Oh, and come and visit her at The Olive Tree Market on September 6th!Julia_MCA

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This September at The Olive Tree Market don’t miss beautiful earthy platters and homewares by Canoe Ceramics. Created by couple Wyan McAlister and Kyle Roddenby, the makers behind Honeybeegoods, this beautiful work has been incredibly popular since debuting at our July market.

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We are very happy to announce that HoutenPlank is debuting at The Olive Tree Market on July 5th. The maker Melanie Muddle is the brains behind this gorgeous brand.

Melanie say, “HoutenPlank is the Dutch for ‘wooden board’ and brings together the things that I am passionate about; family, my heritage, food and desire to create beautiful, functional home wares. Designed with function in mind, my range of Planks not only showcases the beauty of food, but provides a practical kitchen tool that ultimately brings people together.”

We asked Melanie how she came to begin on the road to creating HoutenPlank. “It’s funny how during the toughest times, some of the greatest ideas are birthed. This is true for me. A few years ago I left behind my corporate job (which I loved) to focus on raising a family. Surprising, the new mother gig was much harder than I could have ever anticipated. It was in the thick fog of fatigue following the arrival of my second baby that the idea of HoutenPlank was birthed.”

If the images of some of the range are anything to go by Olive Tree thinks that HoutenPlank is going to be a massive success. Make sure to visit Melanie and HoutenPlank at The Olive Tree Market on July 5th.

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