The Story

Launched in 2008 The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle’s Leading Contemporary Art & Design Market featuring over 150 stalls each month.

The Olive Tree Market was born from the desire of the three organisers to create an art & design market that provided Newcastle’s contemporary artists and designers with an arena to showcase their work in a vibrant, culturally diverse, atmosphere. A place where artists could interact with their contemporaries, and the wider public, sell their work without large overheads and come together as a creative community.

Since its inception, The Olive Tree Market has gained the reputation of being one of Newcastle’s unmissable events, wowing people with the high quality of work on offer and exciting festival atmosphere. Olive Tree provides visitors to the market with the unique opportunity to meet local artisans, view high quality work, and collect, source, and commission one-off works.

The market’s eclectic mix of stalls includes: photography, illustration, fashion, ceramics, home wares, jewellery, printmaking, sustainable design, textile arts, wood and metal work, painting and handmade children’s clothing and toys.

There is also dedicated gourmet artisan produce area and delicious food from around the world.

The Olive Tree Market is a major community event, a meeting place, and each market features a program of live music showcasing talented local musicians.

The Olive Tree Market is held on the first Saturday of the month, and the first and third Saturdays of November and December, in Civic Park, Newcastle.

The Olive Tree Market launched a successful new partnership with Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) in 2015.  Olive Tree holds four seasonal dates at Maitland Regional Art Gallery each year.  Including a Christmas Twilight Market each November.





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