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 a hundred and 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

Weaving is so popular at the moment! If you haven’t seen the beautiful work of Raine Williams of The Unusual Pear then you have to visit this talented maker at The Olive Tree Market on September 5th. Raine also sells weaving kits including looms, needles, gorgeous hand dyed Australian wool yarns plus plenty of bundles of wool roving to weave some magic with.

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Spring is coming! We can’t wait for the warmer weather and to celebrate the change of season. Make sure to visit the stunning stall of Two Wild Hands on September 5th and meet floral artist Kate Bryce who creates organic, natural exclusively from Australian grown seasonal flowers in her arrangements. Spring_OTM_Flowers

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We are super excited to announce that The Olive Tree market will launch a program of FREE WORKSHOPS with Olive Tree Artists & Designers at the October 3rd date of The Olive Tree Market.  The first workshop will be held with artist Miranda Earle of Miranda Earle Fashion and Fabric and there will be limited spaces available. Stay tuned for more details and information on how to book a space. We will release more information next week! This program of workshops is made possible by a grant from Newcastle City Council’s Make Your Place Grant Program.

Artist Miranda Earle has been developing a unique fabric printing technique, using a combination of hand carved blocks and stencils, over the past 17 years.  7 years ago she began running workshops teaching the technique to others.

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WOW! What exciting news! The Olive Tree Market Stallholder Melanie Muddle of Houtenplank has announced that she was the winner of the Australian Home Beautiful Magazine Australia Design Unearthed competition for 2014. Congratulations Melanie! What an amazing journey this talented maker has been on since launching her brand at The Olive Tree Market in 2014!

As part of her prize, Melanie was able to work on a cool collaboration with the team at Home Beautiful and the mooiPLANK (or beautiful board) was crafted! It’s the first Home Beautiful Creative Collection product made available for purchase and with only 300 of these limited edition PLANKS available, you’d better get in quick. Jump across to to secure your mooiPLANK today.

Melanie wants to thank to the Home Beautiful team for believing in the potential of HoutenPlank and for supporting a local designer. This award is epic, providing opportunities that ‘one girl in her garage’ only dreamed of!

See the beautiful designs of Houtenplank at The Olive Tree Market on September 5th in Civic Park.

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Apply for The Olive Tree Market Christmas Markets Now!

Unbelievably our next market is on September 5th! The year had just flown. It’s also time for any great artists and designers who may like to apply for our Christmas Markets to get in contact! The Olive Tree Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday’s of November and December and these markets are our busiest of the year. So if your interested in holding a stall don’t leave it any longer! We would love to hear from you. Bear & Bee_Banner_small

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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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