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

Olive Tree Pops Up on July 14th at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

This Saturday Olive Tree pops-up with our Winter Seasonal Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery We invite the community of Maitland, and visitors to the region, to join us at this amazing regional gallery, to experience our talented local creative community.

Learn the stories behind the makers carefully created, innovative, handmade pieces, sample gourmet artisan produce and street food, and be inspired by the buzz of people who love what the do!  

A few of our creatives sneak peaks you’ll find this Saturday:

The Salty Crown
If you are a lover of hats then you have to visit The Salty Crown! All of their hats are hand designed and hand crafted and made to be unisex and from bio-degradable and renewable 100% Australian wool felt. Eco-friendly whilst fashionable. 100% in our books!


Lisa Sanasi Ceramics

We love the soft blush colour- and the organic shape of her Pebble Drop Earrings created by Lisa Sanasi Ceramics. Each piece is made by hand in the artists studio, and we know she will be popular this Saturday at Maitland.


Covered in Crumbs

Why not treat yourself to one of these delicious desserts by the talented bakers at Covered in Crumbs. Almost too good to eat, but we’ll risk it!

ICO Studio

ICO Studio is the pseudonym for artist Beck Dixon’s creative pursuits. Beck creates bespoke handmade- one of a kind objects and artworks- that really make a statement. Handcrafted in her home studio, in the coastal town of Terrigal, each piece has it’s own identity and character. Beck has exhibited throughout her career as an artist & educator and is sure to be a hit on Saturday!

Mop and Dolly

Leesa Sitouu of Mop and Dolly does cute so well! We know her up-cycled winter blanket jackets for the little ones will be hit. Each one is unique, with hues to match any colour palette.


Desert Sunday Collective
Winning over local audiences with their amazing ferns, potted succulents and cacti. Creators Andrew and Amanda have an infectious enthusiasm for these green lives. They recently have had major success with a hugely popular pop-up events in Newcastle and The Hunter. Make sure to come early on Saturday, as this duo was super popular at the Spring Seasonal Market.



Our Winter Pop Up Olive Tree will feature our carefully curated line-up showcasing incredible performers, songwriters, and up and coming local musicians. This time it’s Sunday Morning Sidewalk, Vince Redgrove, Martin Rotolo and Huckleberry. It’s the perfect way to get your dose of the best live music outdoors under the beautiful gallery trees while enjoying a coffee or brunch.


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The Lost Collective debuts at Olive Tree.

We are really excited to introduce debut stallholder Brett Patman- the photographer behind Lost Collective to Newcastle this Saturday at Olive Tree! The Lost Collective is a photographic project borne out of Brett’s  fascination with abandoned buildings and disused industrial architecture. He documents rarely-seen locations that once played a major role in their community; from power stations to hospitals, including Tin City in the Stockton sand dunes, and the project has photographed sites across Australia and Japan. The artists work has been featured in well known publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, Yen, Smith Journal and Collective Hub among other publications.

Lost Collective also works to locate former workers and locals, in order to piece together the forgotten history of these once grand locations and tell their story to new generations. So if you have an amazing location, or story workers story you know of, make sure to let Brett know. This is one amazing artists not to miss!

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The Olive Tree Market runs creative workshop every seasonal Pop-up Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. This time Reba Dafter, of Pretty Burd, will run a ‘Create a Resin Art Work Workshop’ . A visual asrtist from the Central Coast NSW, Reba studied Fine Art at the University of Western Ontario, and is a teacher, mother, and lover of all things PRETTY! Reba started Pretty Bürd in 2013 which has expanded to facilitate workshops Australia wide since 2016. Here’s what you can expect at the workshop on July 14th. We look forward to sharing the wonderful experience of working with this medium and assisting you in creating your very own artwork!

You will be guided through the process in a hands-on workshop and create your very own resin artwork. You will be provided with a 50cm round (or hexagon) panel and dyes, pigments and pearlescent powders needed to create artworks with resin. Reba will be demonstrating how to work with the resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs. Your finished artwork will require a drying period of 24 hours so will need to be collected from the venue after this time.

WHERE: Maitland Regional Art Gallery. 230 High St, Maitland.
COST: Various Prices Depending on Art Work Created. See link below
Appropriate for All skill levels. Beginners welcomed! Please note: We do not recommend this workshop to pregnant women as chemicals in the form of resins are used.

Clothes you’re prepared to get paint on!


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APPLY NOW! Calling all makers, designers, artists, and food and drink purveyors! Winter Olive Tree Market Applications are now open for the July 7th date of Olive Tree at Civic Park as well as our Winter Seasonal Olive Tree at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on July 14th 🍂 We can’t wait to see your work!

If you haven’t been to Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) you have to! The award winning regional gallery has an amazing program of exhibitions and public programming- the gallery is currently featuring HUNTER RED-Razzamatazz .The Hunter Red suite of exhibitions represents a collaborative vision shared by Hunter-based galleries: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery and The Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space. HUNTER RED: Razzamatazz features theatrically vibrant, collected artworks from our region. Coinciding exhibitions at MRAG include: Wendy Sharp| secrets, Jen Denzin and Mandy Robinson | All that Glitters and Luminous Maitland.

The Olive Tree Market is held seasonally, in the beautiful grounds of Maitland Regional Art Gallery, which is located at 230 High Street Maitland. Take a quick 30 min drive from Newcastle and 2 hrs direct on the M1 from Sydney and spend the day discovering the market, gallery and the historic city of Maitland.



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It’s Olive Tree this Saturday June 2nd! Are you coming?

Saturday is looking might fine with a line-up full of some amazing new stalls. Think lovingly hand-crafted children’s clothing from Archiebee, inspired by vintage fashions, classic lines and the need to let children play, learn and discover, designer cushions in beautiful textiles from Willow and Mill, cards, prints and hand painted tees, featuring the makers feel good humour from Fox and Beau and fashion from Evyie.

Can we just say that we can’t wait to try the cannoli from newbies Sasa Sicilian Street Food, and that our taste buds are already tingling for Vietnamese street food from the team at Screemin’ Veemis- these clever cookies have taken their inspiration straight from the streets of Saigon, adding a pinch of coriander here and a dash of pickled vegetables there.


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Forage, Flower and Fold Natural Dye Workshop + Inside Jo.B
Presented by The Olive Tree Market in Partnership + The Lock-up

We are excited to announce the first Olive Tree Workshop at Newcastle’s amazing contemporary art space The Lock-up.

The Forage, Flower and Fold Natural Dye Workshop, will be facilitated by Olive Tree regular, fashion designer and textile artist, Joanne Broederlow. Jo is the creator of Inside Jo.B, a textile design studio and small slow fashion label based on the Central Coast. (Read more about Jo and her ethical fashion label and natural dyeing here in a beautiful article about the artist on The Plant Hunter

In this playfully inspiring, two and half hour workshop, participants will learn natural dyeing basics, and how to create with Bundle Eco Dye, made from plants and food, and other natural materials. You will also use flowers, food, weeds, and leaves, to create patterns on raw cotton, with a basic techniques simple enough to do at home and with children.

All the raw materials, and a Pure Silk Scarf 42 x 160cm (Eco dyed scarves RRP $70), will be provided to decorate in all natural colours, as well as unbleached cotton for hammering flower patterns and digital notes with online support. (Vegans can request a cotton scarf instead of silk). Participants are welcome to bring your own local foraged materials, from your garden and neighbourhood to mark the silk and cotton fabrics. We will also Eco Dye your own t-shirt/singlet or pillow slip from home.(Natural fabrics only and pre-washed). More silk scarves will be available to purchase if preferred.

WHEN: 11 am-1.30 pm Sunday 24th June 2018

The Lock-Up
90 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300


Numbers are limited so booked today for intimate exclusive workshop on how to set up this practise at home.


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