An exciting collective of of over 80 artists, designers and street food stalls will pop-up at Maitland Regional Art Gallery for the highly anticipated yearly Olive Tree Christmas Twilight Market. We are excited to welcome the communities of Maitland and the Hunter Valley for a fun evening, and community celebration, of creativity Our final Olive Tree Market date at Maitland for 2019 will feature a Christmas theme, and give visitors access to a wide range 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 imported goods.
The 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. It’s also the perfect opportunity to explore the gallery by night which opens late until 8pm.
Some sneak peaks include:
Henry and Tunks
How stunning are the colours of these ceramic pieces created by Lyndel Henry of Henry and Tunks! Take home divine planters, vessels and bud vases, in the most gorgeous glazes, and with the smoothest finishes we have felt! Did we mention that we are in love with the soft palette and sherbert colours used in these pieces! Discover Lyndel’s ceramic homewares, alongside so many inspiring creations at our Christmas Twilight Pop-up at Maitland.
The Bleeding Hearts Club
The girls behind The Bleedings Hearts Club always come up with the goods- their gorgeous earrings always have the best colour combinations and designs. Take home a special pair to kick of the summer season or to give as a stocking filler for a contemporary jewellery lover on Christmas day!
These beautiful cards are the kind of gift that keeps on giving. We think they make perfect little artworks to frame for any friend who is a lover of botanical illustration. Or pick up a Studio Kaka print for your walls- both will be available at this Saturdays market as well as maker Vickie Lui’s home wares which feature her gorgeous botanical prints.
White Space Crafts
Little worlds in the big world. White Space Crafts help us see the beauty in the small things. Find gifts for everyone at the annual Christmas Twilight Maitland Regional Art Gallery. We think the best thing about Christmas is the community (and are sure you all agree). Come and feel the best of the Maitland community this Saturday,
Maker Maddi Adams has just released her biggest hand illustrated serving board. Just think how much food you could fit on this extra large beauty. This has to be our favourite board so far. Discover designer Maddi’s beautiful grazing boards and picnic tables, perfect for Christmas picnics, this Saturday.
Nicole Berlach Illustration
We love everything about artist Nicole Berlach’s new range of illustrations, which have been printed onto gorgeous linen tea towels, as well as being available in a range of prints. This gorgeous print of Australian Wildflowers can be found alongside a beautiful prints of Australian bees, and our favourite, cheeky black cockatoos. Meet the artist on Saturday and learn the story behind this talented creative!
The Nomads Dog
We know the question on all our minds is “what is the pooch going to get for Christmas this year?The Nomads Dog has you sorted and most excitingly they have launched a special Christmas range! Find them on Saturday at Olive Tree!
Street Food and Treats to feast on!!
Meet friends for afternoon tea or an early dinner and sample delicious fare, from street food stalls, and gourmet providores. Including Bao Buns from The Bao Brothers, Turkish gozleme from Master Gozleme, Thai from Schillykickk, delicious pastries and treats from Covered in Crumbs, eclairs from Choux Patisserie, lemonade from Hello Lemonade, Gluten Free Donuts from GF Donuts, and coffee from Sprocket Coffee Roasters to name a few!
Covered In Crumbs
The Bao Brothers
Take Home Gourmet Produce for your Christmas Table
Take home delicious supplies for your Christmas hamper from our gourmet food producers. Expect puddings from Pudding Lane, jams and chutneys from One Mile to Heaven, olis, vinegars, and olives from Arolyn Grove, amazing gin from The Farmers Wife Distillery and honey from Urban Hum to name a few!