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Welcome to your Jacky Winter horoscope for the week, inspired by last week's lunar eclipse and about as accurate as the encyclopedia if you used the encyclopedia to determine your romantic compatibility with strangers. The cosmic breakdown indicates that sleep may elude you as you wrestle with existential questions under Oslo Davis's moonlit tree at Golden Plains as well as a couple of random wrestlers. You may feel eager to explore another postcode and find yourself jetting off to a sunny port to hunt down Sophie Blackhall-Cain's treasures. The waxing and waning moons could lead you to contemplate the capacity of imagination in a new manner that is not exactly inspired by reality. In matters of love, be wary of interfering romantically between a surprised cat and a traumatised lab assistant. While 'just be yourself' is technically good advice, it is limited and in some instances it is good to remember that there is not always a robot for everyone. Love always - jw. 

Every year, Oslo Davis creates the artwork for Golden Plains. This year, the hero image is a majestic tree with hundreds of happy revelers underneath it. You can just imagine the things that it's overheard. Now in it's ninth iteration, Golden Plains is on from March 7-9, 2015. You should go ... you never know which artist might choose you for his trademark line-drawings.

Around Town

Michael Weldon for Cosmos Magazine

Oct 13, 2014 10:27 am

Do androids dream of electric sheep, and does Joaquin Phoenix dream of Scarlett Johansson? Michael Weldon illustrated an article for Cosmos Magazine which explores the notion of Artificial Intelligence and the future of our relationships with robots. You can read it here and we strongly recommend that you do – from Siri to Samantha, it’s fascinating. The special ‘Rise of the Robots’ themed edition of Cosmos is out now – click here for more articles about AI and automation.


Oslo Davis for Golden Plains

Oct 10, 2014 01:33 pm

As Golden Plains draws closer, a great spike of excitement shudders through Australia, and for us, at least a little of that wondrously wobbly excitement is because Oslo Davis creates the artwork. This year he’s done a tree. Is it the tree of life? Is it the tree of wisdom? Can you wear wooden clogs to climb the tree or is that, like, totally insensitive? All fair and reasonable questions. Ones we’re not going to answer. But maybe you’ll find the answers under said tree at Golden Plains Number Nine, March 7 to 9, 2015. It’s anybody’s guess. See all of Oslo’s previous artwork for Golden Plains here.


Sophie Blackhall-Cain for Jetstar Magazine

Oct 09, 2014 10:54 am

Sophie Blackhall-Cain whipped up this pretty little map for the monthly postcode feature in Jetstar Magazine. She worked with Ink Melbourne to complete the job—making us all want to go to Port Adelaide in the process. Sunshine, beach and beer. What more could you ask for?


Good Wives and Warriors for New Scientist

Oct 07, 2014 03:54 pm

The ingenious ladies of Good Wives and Warriors were commissioned to illustrate an intriguing article about imagination for New Scientist magazine. Oooh … shall we say more, or shall we leave it up to your imaginations? The article explores how imagination comes to exist and how it may have inadvertently contributed to the rise of human civilisation. Read it online here!


And that's your lot for this week. Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodbye til it be morrow,

The Jacky Winter Group

Named for the adorable native Australian robin, The Jacky Winter Group is an independent Australian creative agency.


Photographers, onshore and offshore, dedicated exclusively to photography.

The country's largest, best (and most exciting) roster of illustrators.

Where our prospects earn their patch. Emerging artists of the utmost promise.

Our hard-working storyboarding and visualisation all-stars.

The best artists from around the globe, represented in Australia.

A new breed of imagemakers, from art directors and 3D artists to stylists and set builders.

Putting our work in motion, Flutter is a full-service animation house combining the genius of Jacky Winter's roster with the talents of our award-winning motion graphics and animation specialists. 

Your one-stop digital shop featuring a hand-picked selection of work from Jacky Winter's finest. Fixed cost rights-managed images, including out-of-license and purpose-created imagery, are available on-demand for your projects in the formats you need.

The Jacky Winter Group: Special Projects Unit. From Live-Action events and conferences to freelance curating or art buying, this is where our production expertise allows us to take on weird and wonderful projects of any shape and size. Coming soon.

A warehouse gallery space in the heart of Collingwood, dedicated to showing the work of Jacky Winter's image makers in a selection of solo and group shows. As well as killer commercial art in a devoted gallery space, Lamington Drive also houses New Blank Document, our fine art printing division.

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Sainthood, a solo exhibition by Eirian Chapman, between 3-25 October.


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