July 7, 2018

A curated gathering of designers, makers and gourmet artisan foodies, The Olive Tree Market is a much-loved monthly event in Newcastle, bringing a wide range of talented people together to showcase high quality artisanal goods in a vibrant community-based setting.

And this month the market will “Pop-Up” with a seasonal Winter Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery! Pop-in to the Pop-up and meet the talented local creative community, learn the stories behind the makers carefully created, innovative, handmade pieces, sample gourmet artisan produce and street food, and be inspired by the buzz of people who love what they do!


Enjoy great music from some of the best emerging talents all daylong, relax with family and friends, and discover the current exhibitions at the award-winning regional gallery.


There is also the opportunity to take part in a resin artwork workshop with artist Reba Dafter of Pretty Burd. There will be some truly amazing makers in store for market-goers to browse amongst.


Here’s some of our favourites:Anna Bowie Ceramics - Anna has had a lifelong passion for making and appreciating beautiful things. Embroidery and textiles have inspired he intricate and repetitive patterns she uses in her ceramic vessels since she was a child.


Anna is passionate about creating and says "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."


Take home your own unique ceramic vessel on July 14th. Monkey and The Bear - Who loves macrame? If beautiful wall hangings and intricate plant hangers are your passion, then make sure you visit the beautiful stall of Maitland local Mia Gillet of Monkey and the Bear.Studio Kaka – We love the acrylic and watercolour painting of gorgeous botanicals and quirky animals that talented artist Vickie of Studio Kaka creates.


Typically you would find Vickie out in Sydney'sparks and streets, sketchbook in hand and painting from her tiny box of coloured paints, so seeing her work in Maitland is a real treat! Newcastle Spinners and Weavers - Just in time for Winter the creative community of the Newcastle Spinners and Weavers will spin wool, mohair, silk alpaca and a great variety of other fibres, and will showcase knitted, felted and woven goods created with natural ecodyes.


Live Entertainment - The Winter Pop Up Olive Tree will feature a carefully curated line-up showcasing incredible performers, songwriters,and up and coming, local musicians. This time it’s Sunday Morning Sidewalk, Vince Redgrove, Martin Rotolo and Huckleberry.


It’s the perfect way to get your dose of the best live music outdoors under the beautiful gallery trees while enjoying a coffee or brunch.The Haloumi Hut – Satisfy the hunger that shopping creates with some delicious Greek food from the Haloumi Hut. Don't miss creators Stel and Candice, who serve amazing Vegetarian and Vegan Greek inspired goodness.


Think yummy pastries, dolmades, hummus andtzatziki, Greek doughnuts and halouminati fries. But be early!


The Olive Tree Market Maitland Pop-Up will run from 9am until 2pm on Saturday, July 14th at Maitland Regional Art Gallery – don’t miss it! ■



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