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The Olive Tree Market
March 2013 Newsletter
Market this Saturday March 2nd 9am-3pm
Rain, Hail or Shine
The Olive Tree Market is back for 2013 and will hold it's first market for the year on Saturday March 2nd after the February Market was canceled due to dangerous wind conditions. This was the first market we have canceled in 41/2 years, and it was a difficult decision, but we would rather our visitors and stallholders are safe. March's market will feature new work from Olive Tree stallholders who traditionally take a break over summer to find inspiration for the coming year and to create new work. I know that there is a lot of anticipation amongst our artists & designers about Saturdays market so come along and support them!
Two of our stallholders have had an exciting week! Christine Rutherford of Monkey & Bee has just won a national video competition created by the website Forming Circles! The competition brief was for new stallholders to create a video of their first ever market experience. Well Christine won the competition and $2000. Congratulations! Here is the link to watch the video:

Trish Stenzel, of fashion label Wanderlust Clothing, is featured this week on the makers website Madeit. Trish is having amazing success at the moment with her label and its always great to see Olive Tree Stallholders on the national stage. Have a read here:

There will be a special new feature on March 2nd! Anita Jones is one of The Olive Tree markets most popular stalls. She is the creator of the delicious macaroons that you will find at Olive Tree if you are lucky! They always sell out by mid morning without fail. On March 2nd Anita will debut her new venture: a restored 1950s caravan that will moonlight as a high tea setting where visitors to Olive Tree can sit and enjoy taking in the market while savoring Ms Jones wonderful macaroons in a multitude of flavours!

We are excited at Olive Tree about a new shared stall starting this Saturday- Thea Fortmann Design & Hayden Youlley Design. Jewellery designer Thea draws her inspiration from the 'poetry, harmony and harshness of the Australian environment. She creates with the intention of questioning our connection to our surroundings, often reflecting on our sensual responses and instincts within nature. Have a look at Thea's beautiful work here:

Thea will be sharing her space with Hayden Youlley Design. Hayden creates unique ceramic pieces and homewares and believes in the importance of creating both environmentally and socially sustainable design and hand crafts in limited batch production to achieve quality, integrity and the aesthetic he desires.

There will be over 100 stalls at Saturdays market including:

Pouch Handmade, who create gorgeous artworks and cards for children in animal shapes, which are all made individually using recycled and re-purposed fabrics and papers. Each handmade fabric collage is a one-off and completely unique.
Handmaiden Vintage has many new paper creations including beautiful vintage inspired paper bunting in gorgeous prints.
Bumble Beeswax Candles who hand-make 100% Australian Beeswax Candles which not only look beautiful but are great for the environment as they are a totally natural product.

And don't forget the delicious handmade gourmet food stalls which are located in a cute little nook behind the school canteen. Stop by and have brunch or lunch from our beautiful food stalls and take in the environment of one of Newcastle's most popular events!
We hope to see you at Saturdays market!
Justine & The Olive Tree Market Stallholders

Justine Gaudry
The Olive Tree Market 

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