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The Olive Tree Market

March 3, 2018 @ 1:38 pm



Discover. Explore. Listen. 

Create + Free Indigenous Workshops

March 3rd. 9am-3pm. Civic Park

The Olive Tree Market’s will bring Civic Park to life on March 3rd. Join us to celebrate Newcastle’s creative community; discover talented makers, designers and producers of gourmet artisan food. Meet a collective of exciting new makers alongside regular market favourites. Enjoy live music all day long, from some of the best emerging talents from Newcastle and afar, and relax with family, friends and visitors to Newcastle in the beautiful grounds of Civic Park.

It’s going to be an exciting year at Olive Tree leading up to our 10th anniversary celebrations in October!

Indigenous Basket Weaving Workshop + Speaking in Colour

Do you love creative workshops? The Olive Tree Market will hold a series of exciting free workshops featuring local indigenous artists and culture creators starting at our March 3rd Olive Tree. Take part in a basket weaving workshop, presented in collaboration with ‘Speaking In Colour’, and Newcastle City Councils Make Your Place Community Grant.

Here are a few sneak peaks of the stallholders joining us on March 3rd:

Anna Bowie ceramics

Anna has had a lifelong passion for making and appreciating beautiful things. The intricate and repetitive patterns she uses in her ceramic vessels have been inspired by embroidery and textiles from her early years. “I truly hope my pots will bring as much joy to people’s lives as they did for me while I had the pleasure of making them.” We can’t wait to see these treasures in the flesh!

Needle Vs Thread

Needle Vs Thread creates amazing vegan friendly bags! Maker Kirrily’s high quality creations are ergonomically pleasing, extremely well made, and have beautiful fabrics in a large range prints to to cater for all tastes. 

Beau Pilgrim Photography

We love to support artists at Olive Tree that are environmentally conscious and motivated. Beau’s inspiring photographs seek to educate and remind us of the incredible beauty and wonder, of our amazing planet, and why we should fight to protect it. You can meet the man behind the lens at the Olive Tree on March 3rd and support the good in this world. 

Injalak Arts

Injalak Arts is a non-profit Aboriginal-owned social enterprise and an outstanding example of a community organisation that is 100% Aboriginal owned and delivers positive social, economic and cultural outcomes for its members. There are around 200 active members – artists and weavers from Gunbalanya and surrounding outstations in the Northern Territory. Indigenous community art centres play an important role in the artistic and cultural life of traditional Aboriginal artists living in remote communities. Injala now has two of their Cultural workers based in Newcastle so we are lucky that Newcastle now has a direct link to these amazing artists! Did we mention we’re excited!

The Haloumi Hut

The Haloumi Hut was a massive success at our first market for 2018! We are always on the hunt for delicious foodies to join us at Olive Tree, and we love Greek Food, so we are were really excited to introduce The Haloumi Hut to our foodie followers at Olive Tree. Don’t miss creators Stel and Candice, who serve amazing Vegetarian and Vegan Greek-inspired goodness. Think yummy pastries, dolmades, hommus and tzatziki, Greek donuts and halouminati fries. But be early!

Hello Lemonade

Kerri Ann from Hello lemonade makes freshly squeezed lemonade, using lemons grown on the Central Coast, right in front of you to make sure every cup is super fresh and delicious! We love that this super cute stall looks after the environment, by using bio cups and paper straws, and leaves a minimal environmental footprint by not requiring any electricity to run the stall. Clever cookies!

Live Music on March 3rd

Live music is an integral part of showcasing the creative community to Newcastle. Check The Olive Tree Market social media close to the market date for the full music line-up.


If you’re driving to Civic Park- park all day at the Civic West Car Park for $6:50 OR if you’re coming from the north of Newcastle then Harbour Park Car Park is the easiest access and has a flat rate of $5.


March 3rd, April 7th. May 5th. June 2nd. July 7th. August 4th. Sept 1st. October 6th. November 3rd. November 17th. December 1st. December 15th.


March 3, 2018
1:38 pm
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