Olive Tree invites you to meet 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 at our Spring Seasonal Market!
Enjoy great music from some of the best emerging talents all day long, bring the kids for free art workshops with the gallery art tutors, relax with family and friends with brunch under the trees, and discover the current exhibitions at the award winning regional gallery.
If you’re coming from Newcastle, or surrounding areas of Maitland, for the Spring Market why not catch the train? It’s good for the planet, and it’s only a 30 minute relaxing trip from Newcastle.
Here are a few sneak peaks of the stallholders joining us on September 21st.
We absolutely love the gorgeous ceramics that talented ceramicist Lisa Sanasi creates. And we adore the natural colour combinations of the glazes in her current pieces- sea green and earthy rust tones. Discover more of Lisa’s work at the upcoming Spring Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
White Space Crafts
Who loves succulents?! If you’re a plant lover like we are, but don’t really know what to do with them, apart from the standard pot, then Wendy from White Space Crafts has you covered. Wendy makes the cutest succulent worlds in her unique one of a kind terrarium. Each one really is a work of art and will bring Spring into your home. Meet the maker at Maitland Regional Art Gallery and take home your own succulent garden
Our stall holders bring new designs to The Olive Tree Market to get your feedback, about what you do and don’t love. It’s such a great opportunity for our makers, and often helps our artisans refine their work, and decide on a final design, Meet Mikmat designs new Freckle Earrings. Maker, Trish brought a number of incarnations of this deign to Olive Tree- different colour and patterns combinations- until she was happy. We think the final design is super cute. Pick up your own new season earrings, in great colour palettes on September 21st and bring your wardrobe to life for Spring.
Stephanie Elizabeth Art Work
Artist Stephanie Elizabeth creates the most beautiful animal watercolour paintings, which predominantly focus on endangered and threatened species.The artists work is not only incredibly detailed, but shows the joy Stephanie obviously feels about the animals she depicts. Many of Stephanie’s works are inspired by the time she spent living on the great barrier reef. The maker says she aims for her artwork to be fun and affordable, while spreading awareness about the need to preserve our amazing natural world. Take home prints, cards and home wares featuring Stephanie’s original artworks on September 21st.
Henry and Tunks
It’s spring time, and this means fresh colours and new designs from ceramicist Lyndel Henry-the talented maker behind Henry and Tunks. Think divine planters, vessels and bud vases, in the most gorgeous glazes, and with the smoothest finishes we have felt! Did we mention that we are in love with the soft palette and sherbert colours used in these pieces! Discover Lyndel’s ceramic home wares, alongside so many inspiring creations at our Spring Pop-up at Maitland.
Can’t Skate Manufacturing
If you’re a lover of earthy leather goods, then make sure to meet contemporary leather designer, and Maitland local, Adam Elliot of Cant Skate Manufacturing. Adam creates beautiful handcrafted pieces including belts, wallets, and hip leather beer holders, and axe covers, as well as taking orders for unique custom leather goods, which he makes in his Maitland studio. Meet the maker and take home a beautifully made leather accessory on September 21st.
Meet friends for brunch and sample delicious fare, from street food stalls, and gourmet providores. Including Turkish gozleme from Master Gozleme, dumplings from Nans Dumplings, delicious pastries and treats from Covered in Crumbs, award winning chocolate from Myrtle and Pepper Chocolate, eclairs from Choux Patisserie, the most delicious local honey from Urban Hum and coffee from Sprocket Coffee Roasters
Live Music on September 8th.
Our Spring Pop Up Olive Tree will feature our carefully curated line-up showcasing incredible performers, songwriters, and up and coming local musicians. 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. Full music line-up released on The Olive Tree Market Website, and Social media. Stay tuned for the release on September 15th!