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Illustration by Janelle Barone.

So on Friday I took my hard earned money to see the new Downton Abbey film. Much like I wish I could join Charli XCX and go back to the simpler days of 1999, I too wish I could go back to my salad days of 2010, when Downtown Abbey originally aired, and life offered such pleasant diversions such as gazing longingly out my office window, imagining Lady Sybil and I holding hands in a field. Well times have changed, and watching the same characters and story nearly a decade later just felt a bit weird for some reason, with the world being on fire and all. A few stray observations:

1) The way Anna says 'Mister Bates' still bothers me as much as it did ten years ago.

2) I really want that twisty thing that pours the wine, but for other objects and beverages.

3) That is definitely not the same dog. Why was this just glossed over?

4) I would pay good money to see Michael Ian Black do a Thomas Barrow impression, ideally with other former cast members of The State.

It's going to take a while for that stench to clear, but in the meantime it's good to know that there are other avenues currently available to have our voice heard for something actually worthwhile, such as the Global Climate Strikes happening this Friday. All JW offices will be closed for half the day so we can attend our local rallies. Even our new website is joining in for the Digital Climate Strike.. I know Lady Sybil would have totally joined us on the day, and I hope you do too!

Until then, we've given our newsletter a bit of a freshening up, hope you enjoy the latest instalment of what we've been up to. For those of you who have been asking as well, the new season of the podcast is not far off! We're really happy with our new format and can't wait to share it with you soon.

Until then - We Hear. For you. We hear for you.

Hyperdecantingly yours,

— Jeremy Wortsman

Founder & Managing Director

The Week

Highlights from our Instagram

Meet the team with our new staff photos from Melbourne and New York.

We started off our last week of new Jacky Winter artist introductions with the work of Elin Matilda Andersson!

We gave a very warm welcome to another new face in the Jacky Winter roster - Mathis Burmeister!

Say hello to London based digital artist and brand new addition to the Jacky Winter family, Sam Bailey!

Keeping the good times rolling with an introduction to one of our newest artist recruits Adam Parata!

The Podcast

This week! As we take a break between seasons we’re taking you back to episode 69 with special guest Alex Daly! We go through our open tabs and discuss Performance Reviews, Inbox Infinity, and what etched cucumbers have to do with hustle culture.

“Being in the services industry, taking care of your clients is incredibly important and that means really really smart, efficient, hustling digital communication.”

// Alex Daly

Each week on our podcast we dissect three links we’ve come across our internet travels. These are jumping off points for what’s shaping issues, processes and happenings in the creative industries today. To find our more about our IRL open tabs events, visit opentabs.rodeo

Don’t Reply to Your Emails - We chat about our inbox habits and compare the philosophies of inbox zero vs inbox infinity.

Why Are Young People Pretending To Love Work - we look at the glorification of the #hustle and the #grind and the dangers of busy culture.

We discuss why Everyone Hates Performance Reviews, and the methods we use to make them more effective.

Thumbs Up / Thumbs Down / Shaka

Ariana Grande’s small barbecue grill finger tattoo (Lara) ,
The AMAZING curries in London (Alex)

The Instagram egg (Jeremy)

It was just an up and down sorta week.

The Artists

New stuff from the JW roster

Timba Smits created a photography family for Canon Cameras Australia.

New York, New York! Wanissa Somsuphangsri was recently snapping some inspiration in The Big Apple.

Pick up the latest copy of Lunch Lady magazine to get your hands on Beci Orpin’s ‘kindness’ stickers.

Style is subjective, just ask Steve Scott with ‘Bad fashion’.

Karan Singh is coming up for air with a new self-initiated piece.

Nicholas Law was featured on the Everpress blog alongside their article ‘How To Stay Sane When Working From Home’.

Oslo Davis is out raising some eyebrows with the third issue of his newspaper filled with his most recent drawings.

Ilya Milstein dropped four new very limited-edition prints in his online store.

We can practically smell summer in the air with Marc Martin’s recent watercolour.

Timba Smits created a photography family for Canon Cameras Australia.

New York, New York! Wanissa Somsuphangsri was recently snapping some inspiration in The Big Apple.

Pick up the latest copy of Lunch Lady magazine to get your hands on Beci Orpin’s ‘kindness’ stickers.

Style is subjective, just ask Steve Scott with ‘Bad fashion’.

Karan Singh is coming up for air with a new self-initiated piece.

Nicholas Law was featured on the Everpress blog alongside their article ‘How To Stay Sane When Working From Home’.

Oslo Davis is out raising some eyebrows with the third issue of his newspaper filled with his most recent drawings.

Ilya Milstein dropped four new very limited-edition prints in his online store.

We can practically smell summer in the air with Marc Martin’s recent watercolour.

"Most of my work starts with some quick, loose linework sketches, and I build up from there, and often include the original gestural marks in my final illustrations. I like the way these lines add shape and even the finest, quick linework can indicate form and movement."

// Kat Macleod

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The Gallery

Lamington Drive is an exhibition space, art school and a great way to meet other artists. Feeling lonely? Come to a show!

Reverist - Kat Macleod


‘Reverist’ is a new collection of works by Kat Macleod, observing the human form in a state of reflection, contemplation and in search of space. Drawing on her favourite themes – the female figure and botanic shapes – Kat explores the process of being deep in thought and lost in space.

Join us for the opening of ‘Reverist’ tonight from 6-9pm. Exhibition runs until October 12.

The Gardens

Clear the mind. Feed the process. Jacky Winter Gardens is a creative retreat nestled in a half-acre of natural bushland only 45 minutes from Melbourne. It’s a perfect getaway for solo travellers, couples and small groups.

"I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it."



// William Shakespeare from As You Like It

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