There will be a reason to head out into the winter weather this Saturday for the seasonal Olive Tree Market at Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
The winter market will offer a bustling collective of contemporary artists and designers selling their unique, hand-made crafts from 9am-2pm.
The event will also include street food purveyors, amazing live independent musicians and bands, and the kids can take part in free art and craft workshops inside the gallery from 10am-12pm.
Here are just some of the makers who will appear at the market:
Vickie Liu is inspired by Australian botanicals, animals and landscapes, and her original paintings are created using acrylics or watercolours. She loves painting using both mediums, and playing with their contrasting characteristics; the bold colours of acrylics and soft nature of watercolours.
The forms and glazes in artisan Lisa Sanasi's ceramics are inspired by the land, water and skies of the Bouddi National Park near her home studio in Killcare. Her beautiful range of home wares and jewellery feature earthy textures and forms.
Mop and Dolly
A popular Mop and Dolly product is this baby carrier for kids to carry their own little babies in. They've been a hit with little boys and girls. Each carrier is created ethically in maker Leesa Sitou's home studio and is made to last. Leesa also makes gorgeous blanket jackets, which are created from the vintage blankets in every colour of the rainbow.