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

Nana Sakata Art/July 9th The Olive Tree Market

Nana Sakata is a illustrator who likes to create imaginary creatures and the landscapes they inhabit. She explores the natural world with her little creatures as they interact with the real and the imagined. Nana’s work is about allowing for an escape into another reality, where shadows come alive, bunnies appear like magic and her little creatures march off, looking for adventure and excitement. The illustrations are both representations of Nana’s own stories and also an open invitation for the viewer to begin a story of their own. The often looks to when innocence and unruliness went hand in hand, when emotions were not expected to be filtered. We can’t wait to have this beautiful work at The Olive Tree Market on July 9th. Don’t forget our July market will be held on the second Saturday of the month for July only.

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We know how much foodies love coming and sampling the gourmet artisan food at Olive Tree! We have so many delicious local producers each month, for you to fill your basket with, so spread the word and come to Olive Tree on June 4th. Stock up on local goodness and support real food created by real makers!

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We are excited to announce that Woven Walls will be holding a Macrame Workshop at The Makery: Workshops at The Olive Tree Market on June 4th.

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. And you get to take home your own large macramé wall hanging!

COST: $110.00. All materials provided, no experience necessary.
WHEN: Saturday June 4th 10am – 1pm
WHERE: The Olive Tree Market, Civic Park, Newcastle

The Makery Workshops are supported by Newcastle Now BIA

Woven Walls Macrame Workshop

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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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