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 second date of The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) will take place with a Winter Market this Saturday July 25th.

The first Olive Tree at MRAG was really warmly received by locals and visitors to the Maitland, who came to enjoy not only the fantastic stalls on display, but the added attraction of being able to explore such an amazing regional gallery.

The Olive Tree Market at MRAG will be a a curated mix of artists & designers from The Olive Tree Market including paintings by well know artist Bridie Watt and Natalie Sherring, designer copper lamps from Metro Lamp Co, vibrant felt accessories and home wares- ranging from felt ball garlands and coasters to floral felt illustrations- by Naomi Caney of Nomi Makes, stylish modern knitting & embroidery kits for knitters and stitchers- with hand dyed yarn by the artist Jo Campbell of Clementine and Thread, hand stamped silver spoons with inspirational quotes and silver jewellery cast from living succulents by House of Bec, contemporary ceramics from Clay Canoe, and floral sculptures by Indigenous florist Amy Tracey of Flannel Billy.

Don’t miss a great lineup of gourmet artisan foods from some of the regions best artisan kitchens including: delicious handmade artisan muesli by The Muesli Man, delicious chocolates handmade in the Hunter Valley by Cocoa Nib, olive oils and olives grown in the Hunter Valley by Arolyn Grove, honey sourced from local hives from Urban Hum, green tea blooming balls and hand blended special teas by Tanya Wood of Mitea, and stunning artisan breads and cakes made in Maitland by Blackbird Artisan Bakery.

Stop in for brunch and enjoy food from around the word including Vietnamese, Turkish, Spanish and Vegetarian cuisine.

There will be a great lineup of music on the day including: contemporary folk duo Shanteya & Jo, Jack Dawson on slide guitar and up and coming artists Nathan Hawes who has recently been successful on The Voice and has a strong local following.

Visitors to The Olive Tree Market at MRAG on July 25th can discover talented artists & designers, enjoy great food, participate in artist run workshops, take in the sounds of local musicians and spend the day exploring MRAG.

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We are super excited to have Publisher Textiles coming to The Olive Tree Market this Saturday July 11th. This well known Australian company has a long history of creating amazing wallpaper and fabric, and this July will launch their new range of dresses, tops and skirts. See this fun, eclectic collection, hand made in Sydney, this Saturday at Olive Tree. There will also be a collection of home wares in great prints.

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Don’t forget that Olive Tree will be held on the 2nd Saturday for the month of July only.

Come along on July 11th to Civic Park and discover fantastic contemporary handmade goods from Newcastle’s Leading Artists and Designers.

There are some fabulous new stalls this month including: handmade shoes from bischoffgroenevelt Shoemakers, vibrant polymer jewellery by Ena & Albert, ceramic home wares by Studio Enti, designer knitwear by Jude and illustrations by Beau Wylie Illustration and stunning blooms by Desert Born Flowers to name a few!

We would also like to ask for your help! Olive Tree is nominated for the best market in the Best Handmade Market section of the Australian Markets and fairs Awards. They close in the next few days and we would love it if you could vote for us! Here is the link! It’s easy. Just click on this link:

And don’t forget that Olive Tree is also holding our Second Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on July 25th.

Thanks and see you on July 11th!David Hampton_Banner-SML


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See you on July 11th in Civic Park, Newcastle.



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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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