Field Trip – Tickets Giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th April 2012

Field Trip!  A new creative conference from The Jacky Winter Group and Australian INfront.  Amazing website illustration / design by Beci Orpin.

So I am a little behind with this news but I thought I’d save it ’til after Kids Week, in some vague attempt at editorial discipline…

Now we all know about The Jacky Winter Group, Melbourne-based illustration agency extraordinaire, founded and managed by expert Melbourne creative entrepreneur Jeremy Wortsman.  Mr Wortsman is endlessly dreaming up genius new creative business ideas – here’s another to add to the list!

Field Trip is a creative conference like no other.  Featuring ten revered Australian creatives from various disciplines including Beci OrpinJeremy Ley and Tin&Ed, Field Trip is a unique event in which the talented peeps listed here will perform a live ‘act’ which explores the creative process from start to finish.  This means no powerpoint presentations, no yawn worthy slide shows… instead, creatives briefs will be dissected and new work created in real time in front of a live audience!  Amaze.

We thought this was such a genius idea, we decided to ask Jeremy a few questions about the concept –

JW, you are already a very busy man – what inspired you to start Field Trip?

Like everything else with Jacky Winter, it was a natural progression. We run one of the most artist-friendly agencies in the world, and as part of that we pay for all promo out of our pocket. Over the holidays I was thinking how we could raise more funds to print our annual field guide, and a conference had always been in the back of my mind, but I never could figure out what to do in terms of a genuinely new event that would fit into the current landscape of talks/conferences/events, and then it all sort of came together.

Logistically, we had to raise capital to fund the event, and through our growing relationship with Australian INfront, it all just clicked. We had the content and the talent, and they had the audience and platform and sponsor relationships. A match made in heaven really. At the end of the day, getting our Artist’s work in front of eyeballs is our primary goal as an agency, so Field Trip is really just another way to do that in a truly engaging and innovative way (we hope!)

How does Field Trip differ from other creative conferences?

While it is a day-long event, we are considering our speakers performers rather than presenters. The main point of difference here is that instead of seeing the inspirations (before) and the finished products (after), the audience will get to see more of what goes in the sausage, so to speak, in terms of the process. We are trying to bring the studio onto the stage, and through a clever use of A/V and live video feeds, capture the creative process as it happens to give attendees a more hands-on, or raw, glimpse at the workflow of some of Australia’s finest commercial artists.

Will it be annual ?

Right now, the plan is to first see how we go doing an event in Melbourne and then following up in Sydney later on in the year. If we haven’t all had nervous breakdowns by then, you can definitely expect us to come back for more. We’re really suckers for punishment.

A couple of the talented creatives participating in Field Trip.  Top – Beci Orpin, bottom – Jeremy Ley.

The inaugural Field Trip will take place Friday, April 20 at ACMI in Melbourne, with another scheduled in Sydney in November.  If you’re into snooping at other people’s creative process, you should totally go. I am ;)

With under two weeks until the Melbourne event, tickets are selling like hotcakes – they’re $99.00 for regular admission, and can be purchased here.

ALTERNATIVELY if you would like the opportunity to WIN 2 x tickets to the Melbourne event, you can take your chances by leaving a comment on today’s post!

*UPDATE – this giveaway is now closed and the winner has been drawn at random, congratulations to Jackie (comment #82)! Thanks everyone for your great comments and to Jeremy and Field Trip for the giveaway!!

Please leave your comment before 10.00pm Melbourne time – one winner will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow!

Thankyou Jeremy W and Field Trip for this sweet giveaway!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 9th April 2012


  • Libby VanderPloeg 5 years ago

    Great Poster design. I hope to win a couple tix to the event!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    My daughter is a design student. I am so sending her to this event. What a great idea.

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    I would love to attend … amazingness all in one place.

  • Jackie coates 5 years ago

    Let’s take a field trip!!!

  • Prudence 5 years ago

    ohhhh yes please!

  • Chris 5 years ago

    Sounds like an amazing day out! A field trip, what fun!

  • Emma 5 years ago

    What an awesome line up of artists! Great concept :)

  • Alex 5 years ago

    Loving Beci’s illustration for this. Would also love to go!

  • Carolyn 5 years ago

    The Design Files?! The Jacky Winter Group?! Field Trip?! One word…. SWOON!!!!

  • Liz c 5 years ago

    Yes please! Sounds fantastic

  • Jane 5 years ago

    I couldnt think of anything nicer! yes please….

  • Jess 5 years ago

    This sounds brilliant! Would love to see the creative process in real time.

  • Mike 5 years ago

    Should I be needing gumboots for this excursion..:?

  • Casey 5 years ago

    Couldn’t think of a better excuse for not studying for mid semesters!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    Oh my, yes, would love to win these. Will probably buy a ticket if I don’t win too! :)

  • Sarah auld 5 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Rebecca ng 5 years ago

    This sounds really exciting, love to see the illustrators in action…especially Beci, I’m a big fan!

  • celina gaweda 5 years ago

    This sounds like fun! me like…

  • Christina 5 years ago

    brilliant idea! – fingers crossed

  • Pippa 5 years ago

    Count me in please!

  • Tinka 5 years ago

    sounds so gooood! i’d love to go!

  • lucy 5 years ago

    Sounds fantastic – love it!

  • Gael Joyceb 5 years ago

    What an amazing concept, would love to participate

  • Fran 5 years ago

    Love to go!

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Absolutely loving the concept of a dynamic and engaging artist demonstration space and forum for inspiring new ideas and processes! I would give up my Easter eggs and hot cross bun with real butter to be a part of this ‘Field Trip’!

  • Steph 5 years ago

    Would love to go!

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    Ooooo! I’d skip uni for this one.

  • Amanda Falson 5 years ago

    What a fabulous idea! I would truly love to go and I think Beci Orpin would be my highlight!

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    I would love to win a ticket for my partner, who would love to go!

  • jasmine 5 years ago

    Just my luck! I am coming to melbourne for the weekend on that day, looks like I might have more than the finders/keepers to look forward to! (ps thanks Lucy for posting on public holidays x)

  • Andrew 5 years ago


  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Love the poster! It’s going straight to one of my Pinterest boards!

  • Lori 5 years ago

    Please pick me!!!

  • jenny hall 5 years ago

    sounds very inspiring, i would just LOVE to go on a field trip…

  • Rachel 5 years ago

    And I posted at 09.49 – I think your clock hasn’t moved off daylight saving! x

  • gill owens 5 years ago

    All those creative juices in one place! Count me in.

  • Kass Hall 5 years ago

    Wow! What a brilliant concept! I would love to go to this! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Jo 5 years ago

    What a fantastic concept! I would love to be there!

  • Kristyn 5 years ago

    OMG I would just love to go to this. Us country folks need a “live” fix every now and then!

  • Annie Abbott 5 years ago

    My fingers are crossed.

  • Stephanie 5 years ago

    oh wow! I would love to go to this

  • Bree Hankinson 5 years ago

    oh yes please!

  • Carla 5 years ago

    Sounds great, I would love to go to this.

  • {tinniegirl} 5 years ago

    I’ve been thinking about going along to this event. How exciting to see someone bringing innovation to the conference format. And an opportunity to peak into anyone’s creative process is always awesome. Would love to win a ticket.

  • Hailey Mc 5 years ago

    As an avid attendee of agIdeas (Design Conference), I would love to mix it up a bit with a conference like this. It sounds unique and truly inspiring! Count me in.

  • Gemma 5 years ago

    Ahhh just what i need – slightly lost and in need of some delicious creative banter and productivity.

  • annie 5 years ago

    Great prize. Yes please!

  • Kirsty 5 years ago

    I would be super stoked to check out field trip. Yes please!!!!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Would love to be at Field Trip. Such a great concept:)

  • Amy Taylor 5 years ago

    What a fantastic idea! You gotta love talented creatives that are willing to share : ) Big thanks! X

  • Amelia Tishler 5 years ago

    Sounds awesome – yes please!

  • Elizabeth 5 years ago

    Such a great idea! I’d love to go x

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Would love to go

  • Lee Scott 5 years ago

    Please pick me! I am an “advanced age” graphic design student and would love the opportunity to attend this event! Thanks :)

  • lauren Wyllie 5 years ago

    Great initiative, I would definitely be interested in seeing this one!

  • Spencer 5 years ago

    Great bunch of talent presenting! Would love to win a ticket! :D Cheers

  • Justine 5 years ago


  • Angie 5 years ago

    Sounds fantastic, I’d love to go!

  • eat my shorts 5 years ago

    This sounds fan-fricking-tastic! Man, I’d love to win tix, and even if I don’t I might just have to make a special trip to Sydney for the November one!

  • kat chadwick 5 years ago

    Oh yes, I would LOVE to go!! xx

  • Jason 5 years ago

    Would love to go!

  • onefinelady 5 years ago

    Ooh, I’d love to add some colour to my life by participating in this event. Thank you for the generous giveaway goodness.

  • Ella 5 years ago

    What a clever idea! I want in!

  • Helena 5 years ago

    Such a great idea for a conference! Can’t wait to check it out, I love to see how other people tackle the creative process.

  • Cassie 5 years ago

    A great way to get an injection of creativity! And local designers too!

  • shafina 5 years ago

    would love to win for my sweet cousin :)

  • Annie 5 years ago

    What an amazing opportunity!! Would love to see this!! Yippeee!

  • Annabel 5 years ago

    Would love an inspirational trip for a day.

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    I would love to see Beci Orpin’s creative process – this sounds amazing!

  • Emily Nelson 5 years ago

    I would love to do this!!! I can’t afford to go to it from Brisbane, but if I could win a ticket I could definitely do it!

  • Alyce 5 years ago

    What an amazing experience!

  • melanie 5 years ago

    Yes yes yes! Such a great idea – will be there for sure x

  • sasha 5 years ago

    Love to go on a field trip! yes please

  • alilovesdesign 5 years ago

    Would love to go and see all those design stars! Yes please!

  • Claire 5 years ago

    Great giveaway! Yay.

  • Jacinta Lippold 5 years ago


  • Allan Hong 5 years ago

    What a great and innovative event!

  • hugh adams 5 years ago

    Yes please pick me pick me

  • Delima Shanti 5 years ago

    I’m always out to learn more, this sounds like just the thing for me at the moment!

  • Danyella 5 years ago

    What a great opportunity for a weekend out in Melbourne- the creative capital of Aus!!

  • anawansink 5 years ago

    Hoping to get seriously motivated! thanks for sharing x

  • Jackie 5 years ago

    What an amazing idea. Love it!

  • Yasmin 5 years ago

    I’m an optimist, but I never win anything…PS. Such a great concept.

  • Tali 5 years ago

    oh! Yes please! me me me! :)

  • Elise Wilken 5 years ago

    <3 <3 <3

  • Bernie 5 years ago

    Watching creatives create, with an audience and time pressure, sounds like FUN ;)

  • Charlotte 5 years ago

    Fingers are crossed!

  • Anne-Claire 5 years ago

    Yes to all things creative!! Sounds like a genius idea. I’d love to check it out.

  • emma 5 years ago

    This would be amazing! x

  • Katie 5 years ago

    Sounds amazing!! I’d love to be a part of it.

  • imogen 5 years ago

    Sounds great! It would be great to actually see the artists at work.

  • Clea 5 years ago

    Me please!

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Would be an amazing addition to my friends birthday present! She is absolutely in love with Beci Orpin and all her work! Fingers crossed! x

  • Linh 5 years ago

    love to come!

  • Clementine 5 years ago

    Yes yes yes please!

  • Ariana 5 years ago

    So keen! Would be GF of the year if I won!

  • Erin Farrugia 5 years ago

    This would be the perfect birthday present for my best friend. Oh and I could tag along to I guess!!!

  • anna 5 years ago

    love a good field trip.

  • Joanna 5 years ago

    Oh please, please, please!

  • Cherie Maglis 5 years ago

    This would be So So amazing and timely. Would Love a creative injection!!!

  • Steph 5 years ago

    It would be great!

  • Theresa 5 years ago

    This day would be so inspirational!

  • Myf 5 years ago

    Am in desperate need of inspiration right now. Field Trip sounds ace!

  • sharon swyer 5 years ago

    I would LOVE a field trip!

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Fantastic idea! The conference seems to offer a more personal relationship between us, the audience, the artists, and their work, something others fail to do.

  • Carolyn 5 years ago

    I would like to see what this is all about!

  • Natalie 5 years ago

    would love to get a boost of inspiration as winter sets in! looks great.

  • Candy 5 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Alice 5 years ago

    I’m packing my bags and going on a Field Trip!

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Great concept!! Definately something my arty housemate would be interested in! Thanks for the info design files! :) x

  • Emily 5 years ago

    Field Trip sounds pretty darn cool. Was just talking about it last night :)

  • Angelique 5 years ago

    Genius idea. Will be there with bells on!

  • Thea 5 years ago

    Pick me pick me! I would love to go. It sounds like such an inspirational day!

  • JoanieO 5 years ago

    Sounds intriguing!

  • Sally 5 years ago

    What a great giveaway! Got to be in it to win it!

  • Sarah Halliday 5 years ago

    I’d love to go on this field trip! x

  • Nat power 5 years ago

    Would love to see these guys in action.

  • Erin 5 years ago

    Oo yes please! This would be a fantastic prize to win.

  • Gabriela 5 years ago

    Owwww! How cool! I want to be there!

  • Amy 5 years ago

    Great approach and amazing lineup of talent – I would LOVE to go!!

  • Natala 5 years ago

    Brilliant Idea. Yes please! Pretty please!

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    pick me pick me!

  • janis house 5 years ago

    Wow – totally amazing, what a fab event – hope to be there!

  • Rebecca Marshall 5 years ago

    Yes please! A field trip for me and a friend… sounds amazing!

  • Caitlin 5 years ago

    Fantastic! Love the name and the idea is really good, definitely a must see and be involved event! Thanks for letting us know!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Such a great idea!

  • Kathy Karamitros 5 years ago

    This is truly a gift to all creatives. Looking forward to being a sponge by learning heaps of valuable things by such great creatives :)

  • Laura 5 years ago

    yes please! amazing! x

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    This sounds great I have a son doing VCE studio art and illustrating is his thing I would love to win tickets and send him off to this day fingers crossed

  • Ainslie 5 years ago

    oooh I would love to go on the field trip. i’ve got my fingers and toes crossed!

  • Sienna Primrose 5 years ago


  • anthea 5 years ago

    I need to go please. My right brain is boring me

  • Marianne 5 years ago

    Will this be the one I win? ;) Please cosmos, please.

  • Stace K 5 years ago

    Brilliant artwork on the poster and loved the website! Sounds like a fun event

  • Prudence 5 years ago

    Im desperate to get to some culture and out of this town. Its also desperately hot here. Bring on a cold melbourne day for me and my gentleman friend. YAY!

  • Shannon O'Shea 5 years ago

    This would be a fantastic opportunity!

  • Luke 5 years ago

    Amazing opportunity to scratch beneath the surface of design. This looks amazing… can’t wait to check it out in Melb. and Syd! Fingers and Toes!

  • Sophie 5 years ago

    WOW, what an amazing idea!

  • Elena 5 years ago

    And the love affair with Melbourne continues

  • Leah 5 years ago

    Field trip sounds amazing!

  • Margaux 5 years ago

    I love field trips! Such a brilliant concept, pretty pretty please pick me xoxo

  • Natasha 5 years ago

    Yes please! Such a great line-up of creative talent.

  • Trina 5 years ago

    What a fantastic opportunity to get a sneak peek into the creative minds of others =)

  • Allison 5 years ago

    Brilliant! Fingers crossed …

  • Peta 5 years ago

    Oh my! I would love to go.

  • Tash 5 years ago

    Yes please! I’d love to go! :D

  • Ania 5 years ago

    Hopefully I’ll be the lucky one! It’ll truley be an event not to miss- I love the concept & it would be fabulous to watch the action unfold!

  • yolanda 5 years ago

    sounds grand!

  • Marissa 5 years ago

    Would love to go. Fingers & toes crossed!

  • jo 5 years ago

    fantastic, what a wealth info!!!!!!! love tickets! here’s to hoping

  • Jess 5 years ago

    It’s so great to see different processes of creatives – would love to go!

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    Time is not on my side, hope I get this comment in time to win!! Damn computer is on slow mo tonight….

  • Madeleine Brown 5 years ago

    I’d fly to Melbourne for this.

  • Amanda 5 years ago


  • Sheridan 5 years ago

    Yes Please! :)

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Oh yes! I’d love to go to this :)

  • Carly 5 years ago

    I really want to go! Adelaide doesn’t have many exciting events like this!
    It’s a great idea. Good one.

  • madeleine brown 5 years ago

    … or, I would if I’d gotten in on the right day. Curses.

  • Jeremy Ley 5 years ago

    Wow! There’s going to be a lot of people at this thing.

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