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 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

We had a beautiful market last month!! ‘Nick&Liesl’ played throughout the day and local strings trio ‘Sorella’ played for the first time and were really fantastic! We had some lovely new stalls, which always gives the market a great buzz, and shows that Newcastle’s Handmade Community just keeps on growing!! August’s market will have some first time stallholders that I’m very excited about! Including Indigenous Painter Tom Croft’s vibrant illustrations and paintings, Elkhorne creates gorgeous screen printed homewares and clothing and The Hare & The Tortoise make funky children’s softies, geisha dolls and other cute things! Stay tuned for more information in the weeks leading up to 6th August and check out our new The Olive Tree Market BLOG http://theolivetreemarket.blogspot.com/ we have also changed our Facebook Page to https://www.facebook.com/theolivetreemarket so LIKE our page!! The cute little owl is by Blossom & Cat and is made from recycled blankets and found objects!!

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Saturday is approaching very quickly! We have some lovely new stall holders this Saturday- come down and meet them! Newcastle screen printer and fashion designer Miranda Earle is back after taking a break to have her second child. She will be selling lovely work including printed velvet neck warmers and gorgeous skirts. Pick Me Up Peach Keen have fantastic fifties inspired pinafore aprons, Hannah Bananna Designs make vibrant children’s clothing and Queen of Sheba Middle Eastern Aromatics and Beauty will create a little bit of Africa at The Olive Tree Market. We will also have a delicious new Vietnamese food stall Vietnamese Courtyard and  beautiful cupcakes from the Sweet Boutique. Oh!! The gorgeous ‘Ice Skating Princess’ above was created by the fabulous Di Jones from ‘sketch & jones’!

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Next weekend will be a fantastic day at the Olive Tree!! We are lucky to have indie/folk duo ‘Nick & Liesl‘ coming to play for the whole market! This is at the end of their Australia tour and will be their only gig in Newcastle before leaving for their European Tour!! So come along and listen to their beautiful sounds. ‘Nick & Liesl‘ have just released their second album ‘Feather’ which has a lot of play on Triple J and ABC Radio and has had great reviews. ‘A grown up Angus & Julia Stone… A more melodic Waifs‘ (Drum Media). ‘Real gems.. beautiful vocals and earthy lyrics‘ (THEDWARF.COM)

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We had a beautiful winter day today at The Olive Tree Market!! We were lucky enough to have African Drumming group Earthen Rhythms and the percussion beats of Samba frog playing throughout the day! We also had Torin King on Harp and Tim on Possible on guitar. We are always open to musicians visiting The Olive Tree Market so if you would like to play next market  just drop us an email! ABC 1233 Radio also visited us today with Mark & Jane from The Do Riders to finish off ABC’s Saturday Morning Radio Program.

The Olive Tree Market had lots of beautiful winter goods available today! Hand Spun Winter Wraps from Val Watt, funky winter skirts from Miss Fancypants who uses vintage Japanese Kimono Fabrics combined with lovely wollen fabric and quirky winter tea pot covers in the animal shapes by Barbara Seargant. Which this space to hear what’s happening at our next market on July 2nd!

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Scrounge Art Brooches

Scrounge Art Brooches

Hey all, come along on Saturday May 7th to Olive Tree and buy your mum something unique for mothers day! Don’t panic and buy something unoriginal because there a lots of lovely things to choose from this week!! We have some great new stallholders including Indigenous Artists Gambirra from Mamajee Studio and local painter Julie Baigent who has just had a sell out show with her quirky paintings of well known Newcastle icons. Also, for the first time we will be having the ‘Olive Tree Makers Bag Giveaway’. Spend $20 at any art & design stall and go into the draw to win a bag full of products from our fantastic stallholders. There will be lots happening on the day with local musicians playing some great sounds as well as delicious food. African Drumming Group Earthen Rhythms will play at 11am. We will also have a new food stall selling Paella so drop in for brunch!

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There will will lots happening this Saturday at The Olive Tree Market!! Music this Saturday will include Do Re Mi Children’s Choir, Perry Fuller on Didge, Torin King on Celtic Harp and Jack Dawson on Slide Guitar. The focus this month is Wearable Art and there are lots of funky things to choose from! Di Bower has some ironic brooches of little ‘Fifties Housewives’, Zoe from Oscar and Matilda has beautiful resin artworks and Ciao Meow makes brooches from bottle tops! Of course there is lots more to see but you’ll have to come along!! We look forward to seeing you under the olive tree!

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