Olive Tree Market returns to Maitland art gallery

CREATIVE: Maitland Regional Art Gallery cultural director Brigette Uren and The Olive Tree Market founder Justine Gaudry.
CREATIVE: Maitland Regional Art Gallery cultural director Brigette Uren and The Olive Tree Market founder Justine Gaudry.

The Olive Tree Market is returning for the first market of the year at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on Saturday, April 29.

Market founder Justine Gaudrey is calling on local artists, creators and makers to get involved with the autumn market.

Ms Gaudrey said they brought the markets to Maitland in 2015 to showcase the work of talented people in the area.

However she said it had been a bit more difficult to get stallholders than she had hoped.

She said while it might be a daunting idea for people to test their work, she had seen stallholders reap many benefits.

Ms Gaudrey said it was a chance for makers to reach a a new audience, showcase alongside and build relationships with other talented people and obviously the financial incentive of selling products.

About 25 stallholder positions are open for the April market.

The only criteria to hold a stall is the products have to be hand-made.

Ms Gaudrey said they were looking for home wares, textiles, fashion, photography, men’s products, skincare, accessories, gourmet food and a local florist.

She said people were welcome to call and ask questions about holding a stall.

“We’re always open to help, encourage and support people who are starting out,” she said.

To inquire call Justine on 0439649058, email enquire@theolivetreemarket.com.au or visit www.theolivetreemarket.com.au