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

Oh Deer Boutique will be making an appearance at The Olive Tree Market this Saturday June 7th. Come and have a look see at this great little brand that has been making a big splash at Olive Tree.

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Natalie Ness is a costumier, jewellery designer and illustrator, specializing in costume finishing techniques such as intricate beading and embroidery work. Natalie has been hand stitching for over 20 years, has a diploma in Theatre Costume and previously worked extensively in theatre, film and events. A self confessed lover of all things vintage, Natalie’s jewellery features old world methods of production, rare antique images and materials sourced from around the world. She has been making jewellery since 2003 and now operates full time on her jewellery label, Natalie Ness, out of her workshop in Sydney’s Marrickville.

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Studio Melt_Wanderlust 2_FlipThe new season range from Wanderlust Clothing has arrived and will be available at The Olive Tree Market this Saturday May 3rd. Effortlessly wearable simple cut kimono sleeve tunic dresses, boxy tops, and stretchy waist a-line skirts are Wanderlusts signature styles, punctuated by a “hello there” mix of colour, stripes, geometrics and florals.

Designer Trish Stenzel says, “If I am asked to describe my label Wanderlust Clothing, bold, brave and adventurous would pop straight into my mind. I gravitate to choosing bright, bold and often quirky prints for my women’s clothing collection. It’s a riot of pattern and print design because life really is too short to wear boring clothes”

The range includes a collection of two tone tunic tops and dresses that feature a range of striking print panels on the front and are made with a contrasting stretch knit back panel for wearing ease, comfort and exceptional fit.

Perfect for layering, and dressing up or down, the collection does not follow trends but is specifically designed to transcend seasons. Each carefully designed piece is aimed at becoming a well-loved staple in your wardrobe and your travels for years to come.

To find out more about the collection and the designer visit the website: www.wanderlustclothing.com

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News

We are looking for three creative people to join our team!

Does this sound like you?

• Casual position available to work at The Olive Tree Market each market day.

• Event Experience Necessary

• Ability to assist managing the logistics and technical aspects of an event

• Event Styling Skills

• Self Motivated

• Strong Communication Skills

• Able to work under pressure

• Problem Solving Abilities

• Managing Cash Flow

• Understanding of WHS & Risk Management

• First Aid Certificate desirable but not essential.

• Experience with Social Media & Photography a plus!

• Must be reliable

• Hours 6:30am-4:30pm Ist Saturday of the Month & more often over November & December. Hours available on each Friday prior to the market- helping set up the event.

• Apply to the selection criteria above & forward CV to: enquire@theolivetreemarket.com.au

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Little Wing BagsSteph Rattos of Little Wing Bags made her first furry bag 12 years ago while still in high school.  After receiving many compliments, Steph began making and selling more bags, simply by wearing her creations while she was out and about. Multiple fabric buying trips to Lincraft ended with a part-time job offer and Steph being surrounded by fabrics for over 3 years. 

Steph made her fur bags on and off over the years, changing the style and design every now and then, but didn’t have the confidence to apply for markets.

Two years ago, Steph’s husband woke her in the middle of the night- he doesn’t remember this- and recounted a dream he had where Steph was selling her gorgeous bags at markets. This refreshed her dream and Steph finally took the step to become a market regular.

Steph shares her stall at The Olive Tree Market with her husband, Darren who is an incredible artist- stay tuned for a feature on Darren very soon! Market days have become a major focus, and once the couple have put their gorgeous two year old daughter to bed, they spend most of their nights sewing, creating, drawing and talking about new ideas for their stall.

Little Wing Bags are made from the finest luxury faux furs and gorgeous handpicked lining fabrics- many of which Steph collected in her years working at Lincraft-and hand sews each one making every bag an individual piece of art.

The wearer is guaranteed to receive compliments and double-takes, these bags certainly are one of a kind and completely unique.

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If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to add to your cool new bike, or old one for that matter, then you should check out Beep Bicycle Bells! Each bell is handpainted by the maker Jana Lindstrom in her little studio in the centre of Newcastle. There is a multitude of designs and colours to choose from including cute cloud patters, spots and rocket ships. Equally as desirable for adults and kids alike!

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