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

From A Seed uses reclaimed and sustainable timber, with a variety of other complimentary materials such as acrylic, metal and glass, to create Unique Handmade Timber Products. Each item is lovingly and skillfully handcrafted by Andrew Daniels in Port Stephens, Australia. Andrew’s main inspiration comes from nature, selecting aspects of interest from the world around and encapsulating them into his artworks by use of colour, texture and form. Each piece is lovingly turned, machined or sculpted to the highest standards. Visit the maker at the The Olive Tree Market​ this Saturday May 7th. 9am-3pm. Civic Park.


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The Autumn Olive Tree at Maitland Regional Art Gallery is this Saturday April 23rd!

It will be a day full of colour! Beautiful stalls, workshops, gourmet food and live music. Plus great exhibitions in the gallery and live installations.

There will be a fantastic collection of stalls. Including: ceramics and painting by artist Ellie Hannon, handcrafted embroidery kits from Clementine & Thread, stunning floral arrangements by Two Wild Hands, women’s fashion with Japanese fabrics by The Niki Tree, men’s silvern jewellery by Männer Jewellery, hand woven woollen throws by INKA Design, contemporary photography with images of the world by Little Gypsy In My Soul, chocolates created with beautiful native Australian ingredients and the finest Fairtrade chocolate by Myrtle & Pepper, locally sourced honey by Urban Hum and delicious treats from Blackbird Artisan Bakery.


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When Freyja of Apiwraps was reading Colonial Poetry for her Literature degree she discovered that our Aussie drovers used oilskin to wrap their food. This inspired a making frenzy and Apiwraps were born.

Beeswax kitchen wrap is versatile and easy to use, keeping cheese, sandwiches and fresh food fresh for longer because they breathe. Washable with soap and water they last for around a year with everyday use. They also look gorgeous in bright organic cotton prints and packaged in eco-friendly handmade paper envelopes and they’re handmade here in the Hunter.

Visit Apiwraps at the Olive Tree Autumn Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on April 23rd. 9am-2pm.





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Macramé Workshop + Woven Walls 

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To coincide with The Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery we are excited to announce that Woven walls will be holding a Macrame Workshop at the gallery on the day!

Interested?! In this workshop you will learn all of the traditional macramé knotting techniques. In a fun & friendly environment you will get the chance to practice each knot with individual guidance, then you will create your own macramé masterpiece. By the end of the workshop we guarantee you will become a macramé master, plus you get to take home your own large macramé wall hanging.

COST: $110.00. All materials provided, no experience necessary.
WHEN: Saturday 23rd April 10am – 1pm
WHERE: Maitland Regional Art Gallery – 230 High Street, Maitland, NSW 2320

TICKETS: Macramé workshop + Woven walls at Olive Tree at Maitland Regional Art Gallery



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We are excited to have illustrator and artist Carmen Hui at Olive Tree on April 2nd. Although entirely self-taught, Carmen has been drawing since the day she could hold a pencil. Her drawings are soft and delicate and is very much inspired by animals and all things botanical. Carmen’s work has been featured in Peppermint Magazine, the Inner West Courier, etsy and many more, she had her first solo exhibition in 2014 and has also participated in a range of group exhibitions. On top of her busy schedule, she conducts regular private drawing workshops within her home studio as well as in partnership with Work-Shop in Sydney.

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The Makery: Workshops at Olive Tree will hold our first event for 2016 on April 2nd at Civic Park.

We are excited to host a Crochet Workshop with artist Maggie Hensel Brown. The workshop is for people of all skill levels. You will have access to original crochet jewellery designs for beginners, intermediate and advanced crocheters by Maggie Hensel-Brown and will produce your own unique piece of wearable art. All materials provided.

Maggie Hensel-Brown is an artist and designer working in Newcastle. She takes everyday objects and turns them into something extraordinary using simple techniques and materials. She specialises in lacemaking techniques from around the world and gives them a contemporary Australian twist in her artwork and jewellery.

The Workshop will run from 10am-1:30pm.
There are limited places so be quick!
The Cost: $85
Interested: Book your ticket on Event Brite:

Or contact The Olive Tree Market directly at:
The Makery is held at The Olive Tree Market in Civic Park, King Street, Newcastle.

The Makery is supported by the Newcastle Now BIA Sponsorship Fund.

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