FieldTrip August 2013

While the live conference has long been a staple of most creative’s social and business annual consumption habits, we couldn’t help but feel that some of them were lacking in…fibre…

While it’s all well and good to hear from your favourite designers and the like in terms of their process, influences, and portfolio, we wanted to dig a little deeper. There were so many instances where we came away from the mind-bending work of a speaker and could only think ‘How the hell did they do that?’

Field Trip is going to tell you how. More than that though, it will show you. (It will also tap you gently on the shoulder, tell you you are pretty, and then maybe, if you are nice, give you free things)

A collaboration between the home-grown talent powerhouse, The Jacky Winter Group, and creative community Australian Infront, Field Trip will feature six multi-disciplinary creative professionals from The Jacky Winter Group, in a unique live format.

The bastard child of an outdoor music festival and a live cooking demonstration, each presenter will be performing a unique ‘act’ exclusive to Field Trip which will reveal the creative process from start to finish as a new work is created from the ground up, or an existing brief is laid out on the slab and dissected. Mistakes will be made, secrets revealed, and collaborations will be aplenty.

For 2013, in a Field Trip first, we will be closing the event with a panel discussion entitled ‘Mixed Business’ featuring a selection (if not all) of the presenters, moderated by your host, Jeremy Wortsman of The Jacky Winter Group, and will cover a wide variety of industry-specific and business issues facing creatives today.

Through video feeds from live cameras as well as source computers, the Audience will gain a direct insight into the tools, processes, and thoughts, of some of the most successful commercial artists working in Australia today.

Speakers :

Chris Nielsen

Probably one of the more convincing Ace Frehly lookalikes of this decade, Chris Nielsen will be bringing a touch of retro exotica to Field Trip, sharing his love of vintage design, Mexican wrestlers and Indian Gods. The master of weathered surfaces, Chris has created his distinctive illustrations for The NY Times, Penguin, ABC and Qantas just to name a few. With years of experience in advertising and editorial illustration, and with the ability to create the same work on and off the computer, Chris is sure to cook up something a little crazy for FT.

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Georgia Perry

With the perfect balance of design (mad)skills and handmade craft, Georgia Perry is going to give us an insight to her young but already impressive career. Working in all corners of the globe, she has come a long way from her bush homeland, and is an exceptional wearer of red lipstick. Not content to simply work from her studio wearing headphones like the rest of us, she has run workshops for Heaps Decent in Wilcannia and Megan Morton in Sydney, worked *in* a window for Sportsgirl and is single handedly making snail-mail sexy again. Lucky for us, Georgia’s very first book is being published this year, and guess what it’s about… You will just have to wait! Shot 2013-06-25 at 12.48.02 PMHeath KillenHeath’s design journey began when he was introduced to zine making and collage art while working at the Wilderness Society,  and he has been a non-stop freelance designing force since. His film and music posters evoke the glory days of cinema, when people smoked indoors and looked fabulous and weren’t simultaneously stuffing choc-top and popcorn into their face. In 2012 Heath took on the role of Editor of Desktop Magazine,  bringing to it a wealth of design knowledge and suite of good looking illustrations. When he’s not working like a mad-man, he’s being a really nice guy. True story.

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Tickets :

Tickets for our Sydney extravaganza are limited, so get in quick to be a part of history. Or something like that. Purchase tickets securely online using the links to the right. Seriously, this will sell out.

Tickets for our 2013 Sydney event are exclusively available online using the relevant links to the right. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Early Bird pricing finishes at 12:00 am AEST on Thursday the 1st of August 2013.

General: $99.00 AUD
Student: $75.00 AUD

Regular Prices

General: $125.00 AUD
Student: $99.00 AUD

Group booking discounts:

0-5 Tickets – No Discount
6 – 20 Tickets = 10% off total
21+ Tickets = 20% off total

0-5 Tickets – No Discount
6+ Tickets – 10% off total

Venue :

Field Trip will take place at the Monkey Baa Theatre, which is part of the new Darling Quarter precinct in the heart of the Sydney CBD. The Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre is Sydney’s newest cultural facility and corporate events venue.

Located adjacent to Darling Harbour in central Sydney, you can access it via Public Transport, by car, by bike or your trusty feet.

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