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The Olive Tree Winter Market

We wanted to make sure you knew that this Saturday The Olive Tree Market is at both ends of Civic Park! We would hate you to miss out! We have made a little map so you know where to find everything on June 1st.

There will be art, design, coffee and treats in the Western end of Civic Park- closest to Auckland St- as well as in the Darby St end of the park. Join us for a day full of creative, good food, live music and fun! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Every month we strive to bring you the very best locally created work, which has been ethically produced by our talented collective of over 130 contemporary artists, designers, and street food purveyors, alongside live music and free activities. Providing a platform to support Newcastle's creative community, and the wider Australian handmade community, over the last decade has been the huge driving force, and ethos behind our event. The other is creating a free community focused event that welcomes all members of our community- that includes you! Seeing Civic Park come alive on Olive Tree Market day, puts a smile on our collective Olive Tree families faces! So thank-you for joining us and being a part of our story✨ We wanted to remind you that The Olive Tree Market will share Civic Park on June 1st with the amazing The Spiegeltent. So make sure to visit our stalls at both ends of Civic Park. We think it's the perfect opportunity to spend a day in the heart of Newcastle for a day full of cultural activities! Explore Olive Tree, meet your market gang for lunch in front of live music, visit Newcastle Art Gallery and finish the day with a show in The Spiegeltent. A few of our hot stallholder picks on June 1st include:

Stephanie Elizabeth Artwork Have you discovered the vibrant animal watercolours painted by artist Stephanie Elizabeth Artwork at The Olive Tree Market? Stephanie's paintings predominantly focus on endangered and threatened species, and are often inspired by her time living on the great barrier reef Stephanie aims to spread awareness and love for the incredible creatures she depicts and to spark discussion about how vital it is that we fight to preserve our natural world 🌏 Hello August Say hello to Emily Hodges of Hello August. How fantastic are the colours and the design of these polymer clay and brass earrings💕Hello August's contemporary jewellery designs predominately feature a sweet pastel palette, that is currently all the rage, and we know is going to be super popular on June 1st. Make sure to come early to pick up your own unique pair of unique dangles and welcome Emily to Newcastle.

A little Gypsy in My Soul Maria Vantsos, otherwise known as A Little Gypsy In My Soul, creates bold, rich, fine art photography which celebrates the raw essence and aesthetic beauty of colour and culture from around the world 🌏 Maria's work is deeply personal, and reflects her journey through places she is strongly connection to- Greece, Morocco, and India and regular features. Maria will be showcasing her latest collection of canvas prints and wooden tiles on June 1st. Dogswood Botanical Jarrod and Gordon are partners in art and life and the creators of Dogswood Botanical. Think timeless, textured, lightweight, range of handmade pots, and planters, which feature their gorgeous farm grown planter. These are not your ordinary planter and much time and craft goes into creating Dogswood Botanicals unique designs. Meet the boys and talk all things design, floral art and plants on June 1st🌱🌵🌿


If you love cool Australia home wares, and are a fan of featuring illustration and typography in your home, then you will love the prints and home wares created by artist Greg Miller of Burbia. we are big fans of Greg's tea towels, which also make great affordable art works stretched on canvas or even framed. Like this one featuring our strange and wonderful Australian animals. Burbia's range also make great gifts to send to overseas to show a little of our quirky humour and to showcase Australian design. And don't Greg's prints featuring Newcastle's suburbs!

Henry & Tunks

Our artists and makers are constantly experimenting and creating new work to feature at The Olive Tree Market. We are in awe of the recent tones in the ceramic home wares that artisan Lyndal, of Henry and Tunks, has been creating with her clever use of glazes. If you are lover of beautiful, locally made ceramic design, then make sure to visit Henry & Tunks and discover the makers range of plates, mugs, keep cups, and planters, on June 1st.

Urban Hum Did you know that the wonderful honey from artisan beekeepers Urban Hum is produced and collected from bee hives placed in suburbs throughout Newcastle? This means that each jar is created ethically, in small batch production, and has a single hive origin. If you are a honey lover you are in luck! You get to taste honey one hive at a time, one suburb at a time, it’s amazing how different each batch taste! We are huge fans and can guarantee once you try unprocessed 100% raw honey you won't look back. Meet Kelly and Anna at our upcoming Olive Tree and learn the story of this inspiring small business. You can also book in to learn the art of backyard beekeeping at one of Urban Hums Workshops🐝

Stop in for morning tea. Then feast on street food!

Winter mornings are the perfect time for to meet friends for a delicious morning tea at Olive Tree. If you have a sweet tooth, then The Olive Tree Market is the place to be on June 1st! Think cakes and cookies from Fif La Femme, the prettiest of pastries by Covered in Crumbs, bagels to die for by Brooklyn Boy Bagels, gluten free donuts from GF Donuts, amazing gluten free cakes and slices by Soul Foods, vegan muffins by The Muffin Mob. And yes! Choux Patisserie is back- they sure were missed last month! If coffee is your jam then we have you covered too☕👌Our amazing Newcastle based roasters and producers create delicious brews on market day! Pick up hot coffee from Sprocket Roasters and Silverskin Coffee, and if cold brew is your drink of choice, then stop in and visit Serious Deliria.

Live Music- six feature acts of live independant music.

Did you know that every market day The Olive Tree Market feature six amazing sets of live independent music. On June 1st discover musicians including Lachlan Edwards, The Dew Cats and Crazy Old Maurice. Full line-up will be published on the week of the market. So stay tuned!

Driving to the Olive Tree Market on June 1st? Read on for hot tips! There is parking in Newcastle! If you are driving to The Olive Tree Market there is flat rate parking at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street, for $6.50 or HarbourPark Car Park has flat rate $5. There is also FREE Parking at the Newcastle City Council Mall Car Park- 92 king St. Or better still walk, ride, jump on the tram, or take public transport, and keep our city green!

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