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

A big ‘thank you’ from the Olive Tree creative community for your ongoing support in 2017! 

It’s been a big year for us at Olive Tree and we couldn’t have done it without you! We are so passionate about providing a platform for our local artists, makers, and musicians, and about creating a space where everyone feels welcome, can be inspired, and celebrate the amazing community we have in the Newcastle. So, thank-you for being part of our Olive Tree community!!

Final Market for 2017
Saturday’s market will feature over 150 stalls of art, design, and delicious gourmet food to fill your hamper with. The kids can meet our special guest, two very sweet Llama’s, and chill out with free kid’s yoga with Wild Child & Co. Come and take in the great sounds of the Newcastle Ukestra and relax under the shady trees in Civic Park.

! For all Olive Tree fans who want to get in early, to fill your basket with unique Christmas gifts, we kick off at 9am and we suggest you park at one of the nearby car parks to make your day easy!


Public Holiday
Ceramicist Carly Bateux is assured to be popular this Saturday with her gorgeous ceramic home wares in amazing glazes of pinks, blues, and greens. We love the makers planters, cups and multi-functional vessels- it would be very easy to start a collection!

Big and little kids will  love Emma Kidd!
You don’t have to be a kid to love the quirky work of illustrator Emma Kidd. Emma’s amazing hand painted magical creatures can be purchased as original collector’s art works- or you can pick up very cool printed kits- to assemble your own creature with moving parts. Perfect Christmas gifts for any child with a big imagination and love for creating.

Publisher textiles

Our friends at Publisher Textiles create the most amazing fashion, in fantastic hand screen printed textiles designs. Pick up some threads for the festive season and stand out from everyone else!

Juno and Ace

Juno and Ace have create resin jewellery in the perfect combinations of this seasons colours. We love their designs and think you will too!

Kiasmin Burrell

Emerging artist Kiasmin Burrell has been creating quite a buzz with her beautiful artworks. Make sure to get to Olive Tree early if you want to purchase one of Kiasmin’s original art works as they get snapped up very quickly.

Mop and Dolly

Leesa Sitouu of Mop and Dolly creates the cutest little outfits for the kids as well as handmade dolls and toys for those who love ethically created gifts for the kids.


The Mister Brand
The fellas in your life need the hand-crafted skin care of The Mister Brand Perfect for both the bearded gentleman and his shaving buddies!

Oshka Black
Lovers of strong contemporary jewellery design will appreciate Oshka Black earthy resin jewellery, in beautiful hues reminiscent of the ocean and sky.

T Totaler Tea
The team from T Totaler Tea are back this Saturday. Paul and Amber Sunderland have travelled to over 30 countries in the pursuit of the perfect cup of tea! They have a passion for creating Australian grown, and native botanical blends, and also make amazing sparkling sodas in glass flask. Perfect gifts for the foodies!

Mr Goaty Gelato

You have to experience the amazing flavours from the creators of Mr Goaty Gelato! It’s going to be a hot day on Saturday so come to the market early and treat yourself with a yummiest gelati. 

Baked Uprising

You may have tried the delicious breads and pastries from Baked Uprising, but they also make a fantastic line of preserves and savoury condiments perfect for the Christmas table.

Fill your Christmas Hamper
There will be, so many incredibly delicious gourmet food products so come and fill your hamper. There will be everything from oils, olives, dukkha, Christmas puddings, pickles, chutneys. We even have the Country Women’s Association coming to sell their super popular jams! You really can find the whole kit and caboodle for your foodie friends and relatives!


Live music is an integral part of showcasing the creative the line-up on Saturday is looking fantastic! Discover: Mimosa Duo, Georgie Fischer, Emmy Rose, Grace Turner & Jason Lowe, Jake Howden and the Ukestra.

PARKING- Avoid any hassle on the day with cheap flat rate parking!

If you’re driving to Civic Park- park all day at the Civic West Car Park, entrance on Gibson Street, for $6:50 or at Harbour Car Park, 11 Argyle Street, for a flat rate of $5 if you are driving from the Hanell Street side of town. Or better still, walk, ride, or take public transport and keep our city green!
We return in 2018 on February 3rd for another fantastic year! We take a break in January, so all our makers can enjoy time with their loved ones, and gain fresh inspiration for the new year!


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Join Our Stallholder Community This November and December!

 Civic Park, Newcastle. Nov 4th + 18th & Dec 2nd + 16th

Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Nov 25th Christmas Twilight Market.

Hey Makers!! It’s getting to the busy time of year when our creative community swells in anticipation of the summer weather, extra festivities at Olive Tree, and of course the mad dash to Christmas! If you are thinking that you would like to apply for any of our Summer Markets, then now is the time, as we only have limited availabilities for additional stallholders. We don’t want to miss out on fantastic new creatives joining our line-up, so jump over to our apply page, and get cracking with your application!

Don’t forget that we hold additonal dates in November and December, to cater for customer demand, and to make sure we bring a series of amazing individual market events to the community of Newcastle!

We also love to hear from musicans and performers, who would like to be part of what makes the atmosphere and vibe so special at Olive Tree.


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It’s our Spring Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery this Saturday, September 23rd, and it’s looking like a stunning day! Bring your friends, discover a great line-up of creatives, sample some delicious treats, relax to local music and discover the amazing gallery. If you haven’t been before you’re in for a treat. Maitland is a quick 30 minutes drive from Newcastle and 2 hours from Sydney. So why not make a day of it!

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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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