The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market

Civic Park
Saturday, 05 May 2018

Discover. Explore. Listen.
Create + Free Indigenous Workshops
May 5th. 9am-3pm. Civic Park

The Olive Tree Market will be taking place in the gorgeous Civic Park in Newcastle on May 5th! As the leading Contemporary Art and Design Market in the Region, join us to discover talented makers, designers and producers of gourmet artisan food, take part if free Indigenous Dance workshops, enjoy food from some of the finest foodies in the region, and with Mother’s Day just around the corner Olive Tree is the perfect place to find something unique, handmade for your Mum and loved ones.

Olive Tree will showcase an exciting collective of 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.

Here are a few sneak peaks of the stallholders joining us on May 5th:

Stephanie Yap Abidin
We are excited to be welcoming yet another incredibly talented emerging young artist to the market, Steff Yap Abidin. Steff is a self-taught artist who uses lines and shapes to create motion and to tell a story. Early influences from the Asian calligraphy aesthetic are evident in her brushwork and an admiration of tattoo aesthetic is also reflected in more intricate pieces. In addition to her art pieces, under the brand SAINTX STUDIO Steff will have a series of tote bags with her art screen printed on it. Make sure you find Steff to see all of her unique work!

Desert Sunday Collective
Desert Sunday Collective have been a winning over Newcastle audiences with their amazing ferns, potted succulents, cacti and Andrew and Amanda’s infectious enthusiasm for these green lives. They had massive success at their recent pop-up at The Edwards and we are beyond excited to have them for the first time at Olive Tree.

Hell Wench
With Mother’s Day coming up very soon Hell Wench is the perfect place to find those special self care products to make Mum feel special. Handmade cold pressed oil-soaps, body scrubs with Himalayan and natural rock salts and all infused with a variety of essential oil blends and botanicals. Hell Wench also has a range of gorgeous hand thrown ceramics.

Off The Rayles
Off The Rayes specialises in home made curry spice packs where all the hard work has been done for you to create the perfect flavoured curry. With family favourites like “Butter Me Up” and “Darl Dahl” this is an easy, scrumptious way to enjoy authentic curry and reap the health benefits of using fresh ingredients and preservative free spices. The perfect gift for someone who loves to cook or is looking to be inspired!

Danica Moorcroft
Emerging designer Danica Moorcroft has a massive success at her first Olive Tree and we are excited to have her back again on May 5th. Danica is inspired by nature and her pieces combine the intricate textures of coral, with simple, classic shapes. Her current practice focuses on big statement pieces, including earrings and necklaces, in silver. Danica currently works from the Gaffa Gallery, a multi leveled Creative Precinct located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD next to Town Hall Station. Danica says she is inspired by working surrounded by a collective of talented jewellers and artists. Her first market at olive Tree was a huge success, make sure you find her at the next!

Pappa Bagel
Market favourites Papa Bagel will be returning with their delicious range of freshly baked Sweet and Savoury Bagels. Their bagels are boiled and baked to a golden crisp daily and they only use the finest hand picked fresh produce. Enjoy the perfect Saturday breakfast or lunch with Papa’s House Beetroot Cured Smoked Salmon Bagel or Rodriguez Spanish Chorizo Scramble Eggs & Crispy Potato Rosti. They also do a delicious Blueberry Mascarpone Bagel for those sweet ones! Browse the full menu on the day and taste what everyone is talking about!

Live Music on May 5th
This month we will feature yet another fantastic line-up of finest up and coming local musicians. Brown Bear and Hooves will be kicking off in the morning with their sweet folk tunes, harmonies and foot stomping songs. We have a very special performance from Joel Leggett and his three-piece band featuring saxophone, guitar, vocals and bass. Leggett has recently released a brand new Single ‘Simple Touch’! Also on the bill is recent Winner of the local Tip Jar competition Paris Grace, local guitarist and singer Loui Abell, songwriter extraordinaire Lachlan X. Morris (also with a recently released single ‘Every time It Rains’), and carrying us through the afternoon the wonderful Megan Core. Our carefully curated line-up showcases incredible performers, songwriters and is the perfect way to get your dose of the best live music in Newcastle.

Free Indigenous Dance Workshop + Speaking in Colour
Do you love creative workshops? The Olive Tree Market is presenting a series of exciting free workshops featuring local indigenous artists and culture creators. On May 5th kids are invited to take part in two sessions of Indigenous Dance Workshops, presented in collaboration with ‘Speaking In Colour’, and sponsored by a Newcastle City Councils Make Your Place Community Grant.

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.

It’s going to be an exciting year at Olive Tree leading up to our 10th anniversary celebrations in October!
May 5th. June 2nd. July 7th. August 4th. Sept 1st. October 6th. November 3rd. November 17th. December 1st. December 15th.

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