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

It’s our Spring market this Saturday, it’s also the day before Father’s Day, so why not stop in and pick up something unique for you papa! If your dad loves great cold brew coffee he can’t go past Serious Deleria, if grooming is his thing then it’s the guys at the Mister Brand you should visit, if he is a young dad, or young at heart, visit Jemidee for cool men’s fashion, for great teas Billy Goat Brew are the go, if your dad is a candle man then visit Luka Candles and if he is a lover of illustration then Nicole Berlach’s botanical illustrations are essential! There are lots of other great gift ideas so make sure to visit on the day.

And it’s the beginning of Spring! That means lots of beautiful new season fashion and a whole new collection of beautiful new stalls!! And of course music and food all day long. See you on September 2nd!

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The Olive Tree Market is excited to bring a fantastic workshop to our Spring Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on September 23rd.

The Workshop:

Forage, Flower and Fold Natural Dyeing Workshop + Inside Jo B

Super talented textile artist, and slow fashion designer, Jo Broederlow of Inside Jo. B Textile Studio will hold a beautiful workshop- Forage, Flower and Fold Natural Dyeing Workshop.

In this inspiring two hour workshop participants will learn the basics of Natural Dyeing and how to Bundle Eco Dye and create beautiful texiles with plants. Discover how to use flowers, native fauna from your neighbourhood, healing herbs and food scraps from your kitchen to Naturally Dye fabric.

All the raw materials and a Pure Silk Scarf 45 x 160cm will be provided for you to decorate, and create, your own work featuring natural colours, patterns and designs.

Feel free to bring your own local foraged materials to mark the scarf.

If time allows participants will also be able to Eco Dye your own t-shirt or a singlet from home.(Natural fabrics only which need to be pre-washed).


Sat, September 23, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Maitland Regional Art Gallery

230 High Street Mailand



To Book:

Be Quick as there are limited places!

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Calling all makers and designers! Applications for our The Olive Tree Market dates from September – December are now open! If you’re a designer or artist with independent and innovative designs, gourmet foodie, street food truck or producer of high quality products of a hand made nature we want to hear from you!

Jump over to our apply page which will let you know all the information you need to send through to send through your application.

We look forward to receiving some exciting applications and to seeing new faces alongside our fantastic stallholder community.


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Meet Madi Astolfi of Unpicking! Join her in a special Workshop at Olive Tree on July 8th! And make sure to stop by her stall.

We are super excited that textile artist Madi Astolfi of Unpicking is coming to Olive Tree on July 8th. Not only will she have a stall at our Winter Market but she will be running an Embroidery Workshop too! We have been following Madi’s beautiful floral and cacti contemporary embroidery on Instagram for some time but this will be the first time Madi has showcased her stunning work at Olive Tree.

Madi is from the small Central Coast town of and at the ripe old age of 19 she is doing amazing things!  Madi discovered her passion for hand embroidery soon after completing her HSC in 2015 and hasn’t been able to put it down since. She now attends university full-time in Sydney and continues to embroider various cacti and other quirky plants inspired by the space she works and lives in. In late 2016 Madi began a series of downloadable PDF patterns made available through her Etsy shop ( alongside her embroidered wall hangings and DIY embroidery kits.


If you love Madi’s work as much as we do and would like to learn from an incredible maker then Madi on July 8th in her special Sunflower Wreath Embroidery Workshop. If you are interested in all things embroidery and textile then make sure to jump online and book your spot. All the information about the workshop is here:

About: In this 3 hour class, you will learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques, get to know a bit more about fabrics and thread as well as hoop finishing and design tips! This class is designed for beginners in mind, however, the experienced stitcher is welcome to come along. There is a limited number of spots available, so please grab your ticket as soon as possible and come on down to Olive Tree Market on Saturday the 8th of July!

Design you’ll be stitching: 

What you’ll get: 

  • A finished embroidery piece to take home (as well as your threads + needle)
  • Loads of useful information to help kickstart your next embroidery at home
  • Hands-on learning with the help of the pattern booklet to show you step by step photos

*Spots limited to 8 people*

When: July 8, Saturday

Cost: $100 inclusive of all materials.

Time: 10am-1pm


In the “Unpicking” stall

Olive Tree Market

Civic Park, King St

Newcastle NSW 2300

Book you spot now! Link Here:  Unpicking Workshop July 8th

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It’s The Olive Tree Market tomorrow, June 3rd, and as a once off we are in both ends of Civic Park as the Spegeltent is in the centre of the park- it’s showing the fantastic Velvet which has performance after the market at 5pm and 8pm. So don’t miss any of our fantastic new stalls, and your favourites, and make sure to visit the whole market! Stallholder Nicole Berlach illustrated this cute map to show you how Olive Tree will be on both sides of the fountain! Plus if you are driving into the Newcastle park all day at the Harbour Park Car Park, 11 Argyle Street Newcastle, and catch our FREE Rickshaw to Civic Park. There will be a loop for customers between 9am-3pm. If this car park fills up then you can park at Wilson’s Car Park on King Street. Newcastle Now, Lynch’s Hub and The Olive Tree market are providing the rickshaw to make your day easy!

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TRADE THE MARK/ We have been crushing hard at The Olive Tree Market over the ceramics and textiles of designer Christina McLean, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is borne out of a deep love of nature and a devotion to hand-crafted practice. As a kid, Chris was drawn to the patterns she found in the natural world, inspired by the mercurial scales of fish, concentric shapes in skeletons and voluptuous botanical forms. After completing a visual arts degree, she applied this love of organic patterning to her creative expression founding Chowk ceramics, which she ran for 10 years, specialising in unique ceramic ranges and mark making in clay.

After further post graduate studies in Design, Chris turned her mark making to textiles. In 2009 she began working under the banner CMTD (Christina Mclean Textile Design), where she produced some of the most innovative work in fashion. She became one of Australia’s leading textile designers, consulting with top fashion designers including Sass & Bide, Willow, Bianca Spender, Romance Was Born and Ginger & Smart.

Her latest incarnation, TRADE the MARK, sees Chris combining her great love of hand-made technique with textiles, ceramics and leather. Her bespoke one-off works are inspired by organic textures, elemental imagination and hand-sourced treasures from her earthly travels. Using natural materials in clay, linen and natural hides, her patterns are hand dyed and painted, and her ceramics hand thrown. Eschewing the modern trend of mass-production, Chris is committed to the slow,  tradition of hand craftsmanship, which inspires a love in the beauty of individual objects. In reminding us of our innate connection to nature, Chris’ work is a timeless celebration of life itself and we can’t wait to have her at Olive Tree on June 3rd.



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