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

Sometimes markets get a little quiet at the beginning of the year but you’re missing out if you stay at home on the first Saturday of the month! We have some lovely new stallholders at Olive Tree with funky new products. One is ‘Blossom and Cat’ who sell vintage inspired sewing kits, to make cute little owls, or you can buy one that is already made if you are a little like me and have no relationship with needles and thread!! There will be more first time stallholders at our next market on April 2nd so come and take a peek and enjoy a day at our beautiful market…

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Unbelievably, we’re heading into the festive period already.

The Olive Tree Market is holding 2 Christmas twilight markets this year.  Last year, many of our customer’s asked about having an extra market closer to Christmas, so the market dates and times for December 2010 are:

Saturday 4th December  –  4 pm until 9 pm; and

Saturday 18th December – 4 pm until 9 pm.

The market is the perfect place to purchase unique, individual gifts and also pick up some extra’s for the silly season including your puddings from “Pudding Lane” or some lovely jams and chutneys from “Aunty Eva’s Jams” plus much more…

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‘Red Lantern Night Market’ will once again fill the ‘Hunter Street Mall’ and surrounding laneways with a bustling, music filled art & design market this Nov 20th, 27th and Dec 11th. Think night markets in Darwin and Asia, with the flavor of Carnivale, where visitors can enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of nighttime in the city.

‘Red Lantern Night Market’ will be even bigger than last years market. In addition to fantastic market stalls, there will be an exciting program of events, including: music, street performance, cultural acts and a larger variety of exotic food-stalls on offer.’

The initial market on the 20th of November will feature rickshaw rides, a body-painting exhibition, street performance, Earthen Rhythms African Drumming, ‘Efendi Jaenudin’ Indonesian Music Ensemble and a fire-twirling exhibition.

Additionally, ‘Livesites’ will collaborate with ‘Red Lantern Night Market and produce an evening of ‘Dancing in the Streets’, at the David Jones end of the mall’, to coincide with the initial market.

The markets on Nov 27th and Dec 11th will build on the first market and produce a program of events that will include: Rickshaw Rides, ‘Gamelan Novo Kasatria’ Orchestra & Shadow Puppet Performance, local Indie-band ‘birdsandbelles’, Central Coast duo ‘Nick & Liesl’, drumming & percussion group ‘Earthen Rhythms’ as well as fire twirling and street performance acts.

Market stalls at this years ‘Red Lantern Night Market’ will feature handmade art & design and fashion stalls, high quality fair-trade & imported goods and exotic food with strong selection of Asian food stalls. ‘Interested stallholders can forward their ‘Expression of Interest’ and images of their work to

To build the excitement leading up to ‘Red Lantern Night Market’ market organiser Justine Gaudry will write a blog about the event. The full program of events for ‘Red Lantern night Market’ will be posted in early November at

As part of it’s sponsorship “Newcastle City Council” will open the ‘King St Car Park’ on each of the market evenings and offering FREE PARKING. Visitors can walk from the car-park through to the mall undercover. This means if the it rains on market day patrons can visit the event totally undercover.

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Welcome to ‘The Olive Tree Market’ site! It has been a long time in the making but we are really happy to have a platform for our market and all the talented stallholders who make ‘Olive Tree’ what it is. In the coming months we will start adding to our blog,  its a new process for us, so hang in there and let us know if there is anything you would like to know about ‘The Olive Tree Market’.  Thanks for visiting our site and look out for what’s happening at the market in the coming months. December will have two ‘Twilight Markets’ which were really beautiful last year and a lovely way to spend a summer evening and a great place to buy unique gifts for Christmas. As always we are searching for talented stallholders! If you think you would like to apply to join the market send us your details and images of your work. Thats all for now! Thanks, Justine, Bec and Ally.

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