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

 Creative Community Sneak Peaks on June 1st!

We love our winter dates of The Olive Tree market in Civic Park! Especially when we are sharing the space with the fabulous Spiegeltent! It’s fantastic seeing the entire cultural heart of the city filled with creative community!

You’re invited to join us to discover our curated marketplace of makers, designers, artists and street food alchemists! Here are a small sprinkling of our talented creatives featuring on June 1st

We would love it if you could share our facebook invite with your market gang for all market and event updates here and make sure to follow along on facebook and instagram.

Nicole Berlach Illustration

June is the time when many of Australia’s wild flowers begin to bloom. How beautiful are these prints featuring artist Nicole Berlach, which feature a collection of our stunning wild flowers. They have us dreaming of road trips to the outback, and discovering parts of our amazingly unique country and rare wildflowers.

Nicole’s prints feature the botanical names of each flower, as well as their Indigenous uses, many of the flowers and edible and have medicinal applications.  Discover the artists work on June 1st, including prints, textile home wares and cards featuring the artists watercolours and illustrations.

Hello August

Say hello to Emily Hodges of  Hello August! How fantastic are the colours and the design of these polymer clay and brass earrings. Emily previously created textile home wares label The Home Collective, and has now branched out to launch her new range of contemporary jewellery.

Hello August’s designs predominately feature a sweet pastel palette that we know is going to be super popular with our jewellery loving audience at at The Olive Tree Market! Make sure to come early to pick up your own unique pair and welcome Emily to Newcastle.

Leilluca Ceramics

How beautiful are the glazes in these vessels by the artisan Jacquie Garcia of Leiluca Ceramics. Jacquie has been receiving lots of attention of late for her beautiful home wares and we understand why! She has recently featured in an exhibition at new local Newcastle art gallery Between The Lines and as part of the Play With Mud ceramics event at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Jacquie will be bringing lots of special one off pieces to choose from at the upcoming Olive Tree including platters, vases, planters and keep cups.

Ok so we know these treats look almost too pretty to eat, but trust us, they taste as good as they look and you really need to try them! Nic Poelaert is the talented creator of Choux Patisserie. Every one of his amazing eclairs is made by hand, filled with delicious creamy custards and sweetened with seasonal fruits. They are literally perfection!

Try them for your self next Saturday, pick up a coffee and make a morning tea picnic with friends- we provide the rugs and live music!

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Join Us On June 1st For Our Winter Olive Tree Market!

Start planning! Its two weeks until our first Winter market! It will be an amazing weekend in the cultural heart of Newcastle. Not only will The Olive Tree Market be popping up in Civic Park, but we will share our beautiful location on the day with the amazing Spiegeltent. We think its the perfect opportunity to explore our creative community at Olive Tree, meet friends and family for brunch while taking in fantastic live music, then visit Newcastle Art Gallery, and finish the day with a one of the amazing shows featuring in the Spiegeltent.

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TOMORROW~Shop local and handmade this Mother’s Day

Celebrate Creative Community and Explore the Gallery

One more sleep! Are you coming tomorrow to our Autumn Seasonal date of The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery? We would love to see you! Invite family, friends and visitors to the Hunter. Make sure to bring the kids, the gallery have fantastic FREE kids activities from 10am-12pm, you explore the market, then feast on street food for brunch under the gallery trees. Maitland Regional Art Gallery is located at 230 High St, Maitland, and there is plenty of parking adjacent to the gallery. Here a more few sneak peaks of our clever makers who will feature in tomorrows line-up.

Growing Creations by Rushi

We love the green micro worlds that maker Rushi of Growing Creations by Rushi creates. If you’re looking for unique ways of bringing more plant life into a special corner of your home, then this is the stall to visit tomorrow at our Autumn Seasonal date of The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

The Nomads Dog

Sweet bow ties for the pooches created by Kate of The Nomads Dog. We think these Autumn tones created by Kate from are especially cute. Pick up puppy accessories for your fur family member and dress them in style for Autumn.


Oscar and Matilda

Who loves a bit of leopard? 🐆We know this is a super popular print this Autumn, so make sure that you come early to choose a pair of your own stunning statement earrings from maker Zoe tomorrow! We think any mum would be very happy to receive a pair of these fantastic dangles for Mothers Day!

Mop and Dolly

How sweet is this little blanket jacket created by maker Leesa Mop and Dolly💕 Pick up your own small persons jacket, just in time for the changing Autumn weather, on Saturday.

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Olive Tree Pop’s Up at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

This Saturday May 11th~ 9am-2pm

Have you been to the amazing Maitland Regional Art Gallery? If not, then it’s your chance to this Saturday! Olive Tree will pop-up with the first of our four Seasonal market dates at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2019. Join us for a day of creative community. Think great art, design, and street food stalls and live music under the gallery trees. It’s also the perfect opportunity to pick up beautifully created gifts for your mama-its the day before Mother’s Day.

Here are a few of the great handmade pieces that you will be able to choose from on Saturday from our talented creatives. We will post more during the week so stay tuned!

Madams Handmade

We are in love with the beautiful serving boards created by clever Maddison Admas of Madams Handmade. Each board also features an wood burnt illustration by the maker. Maddi also makes great picnic tables -perfect for days with family and friends at the beach.

Rhiannon Wright Art

How gorgeous is this garden series of ceramic plates created by artist Rhiannon Wright. The maker says the sweet little flowers are actually weeds, “.. the truth is, they are mostly weeds from my paddocks, or from the edges of my vegie garden, where they are trying to creep in and take over.. I love the look on people’s faces when I finally tell them that, and they realise how much beauty can come from something as overlooked, and often burdensome, as the humble weed.” We love these pieces and the sentiment of looking for beauty in unexpected places.

Leiluca Ceramics

Every mama deserves a cuppa in bed on Mother’s Day and even better if its handcrafted and made with love! Jacquie Garcia of Leiluca Ceramics creates beautiful, functional ceramics. The majority of the artists work is made on the pottery wheel, using Australian stoneware clay and finished in glazes and colour palettes that are inspired by the natural environment. Her recent collection of ceramic keep cups, have been incredibly popular, not only are they stylish but they are beautiful to hold. Pick one up on Saturday alongside a range of home wares, including platters, bowls, teapots and hanging planters.

The Print Society

We are happy to announce that textile artist, and home wares designer, Karen Johnston of The Print Society will be showcasing her beautiful work at Maitland Regional Art Gallery for the first time this Saturday. Think cushions and wall hangings, in bold strong patterns, hand screen printed in earthy tones. The maker also creates stunning ceramics, including vases and vessels, with unique shapes and glazes. We are in love with Karen’s work and look forward to introducing her to our Maitland Olive Tree Market community on Saturday.


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SKUX AZ. Emerging Art Collective~This Saturday~ May 11

Olive Tree Autumn Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

We are really excited to welcome Indeah Clark and Tamahae Puha of Skux AZ, as the recipients of our monthly Emerging Artists Stall Start-up Package, this Saturday at our Autumn Seasonal Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Skux AZ is an Emerging Art Collective operating out of The Factory in Maitland.

This talented duo are multidisciplinary artists who specialise in a variety of creative practices including illustration, screen printing, printmaking, performance art, large scale murals, skateboard design, mixed media and events. WOW! Indeah and Tamahae are inspired by artists like Raymond Pettibon, Frida Kahlo, Robert Rauschenberg, BB Bastidas, John Baldessari, John Turier, Reg Mombassa, Michael Bell, Peter Kingston and many others. This Saturday Skux Az will be showcasing a range of high quality hand crafted artworks, prints, graphics, hand screened apparel and accessories. They will also be sharing their space with ceramicist Erin Reid of Satusuma Supply.

Indeah and Tamahae are also really focused on being a positive contributing creative force in Maitland. Indeah says “Skux Az offer affordable art and design service for graphics, whether it’d be for personal use, promotion, small business, corporate, advertising. We want to give an alternative to the high cost of commercial printing. We want to assist our fellow artists, musicians and creatives in our community by producing quality work for a reasonable cost. We hope to encourage people to support local and choose craftsmanship over poorly printed mass produced digital stickers on shirts.” Come and support these talented emerging creatives on Saturday!

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Shop Mother’s Day This Saturday

Hey! It’s the week before Mother’s Day, and Olive Tree is this Saturday, so we though we’d get you thinking! If you have only just remembered, don’t worry, we have you covered, and will post great gift ideas throughout this week.

We think, in our humble opinion, that The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place to pick up beautifully  unique finds for your mama. Your mum is special, so your gift to her on Mother’s Day should be too! Skip mass produced goods- our makers and designers have carefully created small batch, handmade pieces to ensure that you can give a gift with meaning this Mother’s Day. here are a few special ones to visit this Saturday.

Little Crow Designs

The beautiful colours, prints and textures of the home wares created by Georgie Avis of Littlecrow Design have us thinking about weekends, relaxing getaways and beautiful vistas. All of Little Crow’s designs are part of a small collection, are created in beautiful eco friendly materials, and are inspired by the rich earth of the Australian bush and hinterland regions. We think that any mum who loves surface design, and unique one of a kind home wares, would love a gift from this talented maker. Pick up thoughtfully made pieces, including cushions and wall hangings, from Georgie this Saturday.

Hell Wench

Hell Wench is the perfect little stall to find beautifully crafted ceramics and self care products. Maker Martha’s hand makes cold pressed oil-soaps and body scrubs, with Himalayan and natural rock salts, all of which are infused with a variety of essential oil blends and botanical. We love Hell Wench’s hand thrown ceramics, which are organic in form, and feature Australian native flora and fauna. Super cute to give mum a special cup of tea in bed with on Mother’s Day!

Julie Marie Designs

Blue Mountains based artist Julie Marie Dyrholm Hansen always finds inspiration when the seasons change 🍁 This beautiful alcohol ink painting is inspired by Autumn 🍁 Julie loves the golden earthy colours, the rain, and the crisp air that Autumn brings to the mountains, and we think you can feel the elemental energies in this beautiful piece. Meet the artist at the upcoming Olive Tree Market and discover the work of this talented creative.


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