Hold on to your hats, Field Trip is taking the Powerpoint out of presentation and putting the live back in action. Featuring the talents of the Jacky Winter roster, Field Trip is a creative conference unlike any other.

A collaboration between the home-grown creative powerhouse, The Jacky Winter Group, and creative community Australian INfront, the inaugural Field Trip will take place Friday, April 20 at ACMI. Field Trip will feature seven artists from The Jacky Winter Group, artists who work with vector graphics and traditional illustration, motion graphics, photography and 3D, all presenting their work and ways of working 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 to explore the creative process from start to finish. New work will be created from the ground up and existing briefs laid out on a slab and dissected. Mistakes will be made, secrets revealed, and there’ll be collaborations aplenty. Through live video feeds and screencasts, 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.

But why?

Creative conferences are a neat way to meet some of your heroes and learn more about them, but we couldn’t help but feel that some conferences were lacking in, ah, 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. So often you look at a speaker’s mind bending work and all you want to know is “how the hell did they make that?” Come to Field Trip and you’ll find out. Actually, we’ll do you one better and show you.

Presenters have been carefully selected for their work, presentation skills and incredible good looks. Through the power of some pretty nifty audiovisual technology you, the audience, will get an invaluable insight into each presenter’s creative process and practice. Presenters might even pick up and run with work created by a previous presenter. And we can’t rule out audience participation. It’s gonna be nuts.

Field Trip
Friday, 20 April 2012
ACMI, Federation Square Melbourne