Newcastle's premiere art and design market returns to Civic Park | 1 May
Where: Civic Park
When: 1 May | 9am-2pm
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If you are yet to discover Newcastle’s leading art, design, and creative market then you are in for a treat - or if you are a long-time Olive Tree lover you will know what we mean! The Olive Tree Market is the pioneer of creative market events in Newcastle and has been the most popular monthly market on Newcastle’s calendar for over a decade.
Newcastle locals and tourists travel to experience the buzz and community spirit of Olive Tree’s thriving creative community. Olive Tree is all about creating a vibrant, welcoming community space that promotes meaningful connections between market visitors and the talented Olive Tree creative community.
Founded by Justine Gaudry in 2008, the market was created with a strong ethos and commitment to fostering and championing Newcastle’s creative community and providing a supportive platform for emerging and established creatives, and innovative small businesses, to showcase their work in an exciting and creative community setting.
Justine has always been dedicated to the principles of supporting and buying local and fostering the importance of the wider community choosing to become ethical conscious consumers.
Olive Tree's May 1st market is the week before Mother’s Day, making it the perfect opportunity to choose beautifully crafted and unique gifts for your mum, all whilst supporting local and handmade. We look forward to bringing you a beautifully curated line-up of debut artists & designers alongside many of your market favourites. Plus, there will be some special children's activities on the day alongside our fantastic live music line-up!
If you’re a lover of unique floral design, debut stallholder Sophie Kruik of the Floral Collective will have stunning bouquets created from hand-picked flowers, foliage, wildflowers, and grasses in gorgeous wild textures and stunning palettes at The Olive Tree Market on May 1st.
Much of Sophie’s inspiration is gathered from the cottage gardens of Europe, and wildflowers and grasses that she forages on the roadside. She loves that these flowers have a certain gentleness to their design, favouring a quiet romantic tone.
Sophie always hopes to capture these qualities in her arrangements, allowing the florals to showcase their natural beauty and form. We anticipate that Sophie’s beautiful bouquets will be a hit, so make sure that you come early so you don't miss out! Sophie is joining the Olive Tree creative community for her first time on May 1st so make sure to welcome her on the day.
Nikita Rolleston of The Salty Crown will be a 'must see' on market day. Discover the artisans’ beautiful hats, which are designed and handcrafted in the makers studio on Australia’s South Coast. Each hat is carefully handcrafted including the finer details. From the shaping of the hats, every detail of the sweatband, the trimmings, and everything else in between, creating unique characteristics within each design. Nikita makes hats for men, women, and the kids!
If you want to make mum breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, why not make it extra special and create a unique Olive Tree curated breakfast. Choose a one-off hand-crafted mug by Myf Garven, make your mama's cuppa with hand-blended tea from Jemide or amazing coffee from Sprocket Coffee Roasters.
Select a sweet treat from Choux Patisserie, let your mum know how much she means to you on a handmade card by Bec Conlon of Littlehoothoot, each card features the makers original watercolour artworks, and display it all on a lovingly hand-illustrated breakfast tray by Maddi Adams of Madams Handmade.
If your mum is a lover of indoor plants then don't miss Growing Creations by Rushi, we look forward to welcoming lovely Rushi back to Olive Tree, and Alana Dourvos will feature her unique jewellery handcrafted with gems, fossils, and natural materials.
Newcastle Libraries and The Olive Tree Market are excited to let you know that we will be bringing Wayapa Storytime to our May 1st market. Kids and their families are invited to attend storytime sessions with Sarah Corrigan of Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective.
Children will be introduced to Wayapa Wuurrk, Aboriginal-based earth and mindfulness, story meditation with physical movements to promote sustainability, connection, and community. Sessions will be held between 10am to 12pm, so make sure to bring the kids along for this special cultural experience.
We look forward to seeing you on May 1st. 9am-2pm. Civic Park, Newcastle. Follow Olive Tree on Social media for all upcoming event updates and maker sneak peeks in the lead-up to market day.