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

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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Meet Madi Astolfi of Unpicking! Join her in a special Workshop at Olive Tree on July 8th! And make sure to stop by her stall.

We are super excited that textile artist Madi Astolfi of Unpicking is coming to Olive Tree on July 8th. Not only will she have a stall at our Winter Market but she will be running an Embroidery Workshop too! We have been following Madi’s beautiful floral and cacti contemporary embroidery on Instagram for some time but this will be the first time Madi has showcased her stunning work at Olive Tree.

Madi is from the small Central Coast town of and at the ripe old age of 19 she is doing amazing things!  Madi discovered her passion for hand embroidery soon after completing her HSC in 2015 and hasn’t been able to put it down since. She now attends university full-time in Sydney and continues to embroider various cacti and other quirky plants inspired by the space she works and lives in. In late 2016 Madi began a series of downloadable PDF patterns made available through her Etsy shop ( alongside her embroidered wall hangings and DIY embroidery kits.


If you love Madi’s work as much as we do and would like to learn from an incredible maker then Madi on July 8th in her special Sunflower Wreath Embroidery Workshop. If you are interested in all things embroidery and textile then make sure to jump online and book your spot. All the information about the workshop is here:

About: In this 3 hour class, you will learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques, get to know a bit more about fabrics and thread as well as hoop finishing and design tips! This class is designed for beginners in mind, however, the experienced stitcher is welcome to come along. There is a limited number of spots available, so please grab your ticket as soon as possible and come on down to Olive Tree Market on Saturday the 8th of July!

Design you’ll be stitching: 

What you’ll get: 

  • A finished embroidery piece to take home (as well as your threads + needle)
  • Loads of useful information to help kickstart your next embroidery at home
  • Hands-on learning with the help of the pattern booklet to show you step by step photos

*Spots limited to 8 people*

When: July 8, Saturday

Cost: $100 inclusive of all materials.

Time: 10am-1pm


In the “Unpicking” stall

Olive Tree Market

Civic Park, King St

Newcastle NSW 2300

Book you spot now! Link Here:  Unpicking Workshop July 8th

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