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The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival
December 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
The Olive Tree Christmas Market Festival
Celebrating 10 Years of Newcastle’s Creative Community
Art. Design. Food. Live Music. Street Performers. Free Kids Workshop
December 1st. 9am-3pm. Civic Park.
Join us on Saturday December 1st for the biggest market of the Newcastle calender- The Olive Tree Christmas Market. Think a community celebration of creativity, featuring over 180 stalls, an exciting live music line-up, free Christmas Craft activities for kids, roving street performers, and once the shopping, and sampling are done, visitors can bring along a picnic rug, and join friends and family, for a delicious brunch from our local street food purveyors.
We are really excited to have some super talented artists, designers and makers joining us on December 1st, many who only attend the Christmas market dates. It will be a day of celebration, where we thank the local community for supporting us over the last 10 years, as well as standing back and celebrating the hundreds of artist, makers, designers and musicians who have been part of the Olive Tree Market community over the last decade.
The Christmas Olive Tree Market presents visitors with the opportunity to discover an amazing variety of beautifully crafted contemporary products, all in an exciting festival market setting. There are so many reasons to shop local – visitors can discover unique gift ideas, and be assured that they can pick-up, small batch, ethically created handmade goods. Each purchase means you are supporting local artists and championing creative talent.
There is the added bonus of finding a Christmas gifts that you know will be unique or Christmas day, that you will be contributing to the local economy, and making a stand against mass produced goods, all in the cultural heart of Newcastle. Visitors can let us know they are coming here. http://bit.ly/2Ts0uA0
The stallholder line-up will include featured artists and designers:
Prudence De Marchi
Meet local artist Prudence De Marchi. Having been a painter on and off for the past 10 years, balancing her practice with her career as a teacher – AND being a new Mum – Prudence has come full circle and dived full on into her first passion of painting. The artist works mostly iN acrylics on canvas, and her work is complemented beautifully by hand made Tasmanian Oak frames built by her husband. If there is someone in your life, who loves vibrant contemporary art featuring florals, and abstract shapes, then this is the stall to visit for Christmas ideas!
Kate Sale Jewellery
Kate Sale Jewellery makes beautiful vibrant wearable art from semi precious materials, like recycled sterling silver and copper, combined with vitreous and cold enamel. Think bright, eye catching jewellery that will make your summer outfit would POP! For lovers of contemporary jewellery design this is one not to miss!
Burbia features typographic designs, featuring Australian cities, landmarks and Australiana. Think prints and textile homewares, like this gorgeous linen tea towel, celebrating our blooming Australian Native Flora! Available in Navy and Eucalyptus, this would make the perfect little gift for overseas friends and family this festive season.
Beep Bells are back! Get read to accessorise your bike this Summer with Newcastle’s very own hand painted bicycle bells! Pick one up for yourself, or grab one for the kids for Christmas. There is a bell for every person, and makers Jana’s designs, always make us smile!
Inspired by the colourful coral, and shapes of the Great Barrier Reef, nature’s blooms in artist Julie Marie’s imagination- and her pieces are oh, so pretty! Julie is a Danish artist who comes to us from her home in the Blue Mountains. Practising art her whole life, Julie recently discovered alcohol ink, and fell in love with the depth of the colours, and the uncontrollable nature of the medium. Beautiful gifts for art lovers and those who love who see beauty in the many forms of nature.
Newcastle favourite illustrator, will delight you with his take on some of Newcastle’s favourite, and disappearing sites! meet the maker and take home one of his illustration- perfect gifts for Novocastrians living in exile- or visitors to the city!
Louise M Studio
Meet Louise M Studio– beautiful ceramics designed and created by hand by ceramicist Louise Martiensen. This talented maker is influenced by principles of Scandinavian design: functional, simple, minimalist forms, and clean lines, pared with a light and muted colour palette. Louise loves creating pieces that are unique, and well made to enhance everyday life. Discover the makers work for yourself at Olive Tree.
Maya Muse Textiles
Maya Queenan is the incredible textile artist, behind beautiful homewares brand Maya Muse Textiles. After living and working in London as a textile designer, Maya returned home with fresh eyes. The light, foliage, expansive landscapes of Australia, and a desire for creative freedom, inspired her to establish her own brand. Maya’s collections are made the old fashioned way; screen printed by hand, using mixed inks & beautiful 100% linen. These traditional techniques & natural fibers work perfectly to complement modern, Australian inspired prints in a delicious palette that we think any home wares lover will adore.
The Mister Brand
The Men folk in your life will love you if you gift them something special from The Mister Brand. This natural, vintage-style men’s grooming company is a favourite amongst the fellas. We can’t recommend their range of handcrafted, quality products highly enough. Think beard balms, natural shaving soaps, moustache + tattoo wax and classic combs. There is something for both the bearded and shaved gentlemen in your life!
Beau Pilgrim is an international award-winning photographer specialising in photography and film in, on, and around water. With summer just around the corner, why not fill those empty walls in your home with the incredible photography work, or pick one up as a Christmas gift for a photography lover in your life! Beau’s eye-catching prints from Australia, and around the globe, are captivating, we especially love his amazing drone and underwater shots.
One of Olive Tree’s most unique and popular artists, Ellie Hannon, will be returning to Olive Tree on December 1st, with her incredible clay jewellery collections. It is hard to sum up the work of Ellie in a few words – her artistic practice spans across the fields of drawing, painting and ceramics, in her truly distinctive and recognisable style. Over the past few years her artwork has evolved in many ways – from doing large scale murals and sell-out exhibitions to teaching workshops and ceramics classes. Pick up a piece of Ellie’s jewellery collection only at Olive Tree.
Pick-up your Christmas Hamper Supplies
Don’t forget to pick up delicious food for your Christmas hamper! Olive Tree will feature over 20 gourmet artisan producers. Including coffee from Sprocket and Silverskin Coffee Roasters, cold brew from Serious Deliria, kombucha from Pura Vida Organics, Puddings from Pudding Lane, Christmas Cakes from Baked Uprising, olive, oils and dukkah from Arolyn Grove, pickles from Station Street Pickerly, gluten free treats from, jams from One Mile to Heaven and chilli sauce from Granny Mels.
Music. Performers. Free Kids Workshops
There will be a fantastic line-up of musicians including Anna Milat, Duncan Woods, Brennan Fell and Georgie Rose, The High Andies and Baltic bar Mitzvah, as well as roving street performers, and Free Christmas Craft Workshops for the kids. For detailed line-up contact The Olive Tree Market, or following us on social media for more information, and performance schedules, in the lead-up to the market!
Planning your visit to Olive Tree!
Don’t forget that there is FREE Parking at the Newcastle City Council Car Park- 92 King Street, Newcastle. There are other great options including flat rate parking at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street, for $6.50 http://bit.ly/2DQ8B12 and Harbour Park Car Park has flat rate $5: http://bit.ly/2nqGIq5 There is also parking at Market Town and in surrounding streets. But parking at the above suggestions makes it easy! Better still walk, ride or take public transport and keep our city green!