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This Thursday is the grand opening of Daniel Emma's BIG! at Lamington Drive from 6pm-9pm. It's our last show for the year and Madeleine Stamer and Beci Orpin are both hosting workshops inspired by the exhibition. Maddie's is on this Saturday, December 7 and Beci's is the following Saturday, December 14. Our next Lamington Drive event isn't until February or March 2014... so you'd better come along and help us blow the year out with a BIG! bang. If you need something to cleanse the baddies from your system the next day, perhaps Paul Torcello's photo shoot for Vivaxim will inspire you. We also recommend buying yourself a $5 cat brooch from Georgia Perry's online store, purchasing the December issue of Meanjin with cover art by Maricor/Maricar, and a t-shirt designed by Bobby Haiqalsyah. Maybe after you could complete an online 'pen-sonality' test and lose yourself playing the best historical-fiction action-adventure open-world stealth video game in the world. Love always - jw. 

What are you doing on Thursday night? Oh, you have plans? Cancel them. Sorry, but the only component of your Thursday night should be the grand opening of Daniel Emma's BIG! at Lamington Drive. It's going to be the last exhibition held in Lamington Drive's current quarters and the silly season makes it pleasingly acceptable to wear party poppers as hats. If you really, truly can't make it, then we forgive you (sort of), but you should come to Madeleine Stamer's workshop for kids on Saturday, December 7 instead. Using the still-life format of BIG! as inspiration, Madeleine will guide your child to make his or her own work of art using stamps, paper collage and bright colours. Oodles of fun and tickets can be bought here. Beci Orpin is also hosting a papercraft-themed workshop inspired by BIG! the weekend after which means there's really no reason at all why we SHOULDN'T see your smiling face soon. No reason whatsoever. Ya hear?

Around Town

Ars Thanea for ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’

Dec 02, 2013 12:58 pm

Our 3D studio in Poland, Ars Thanea, were tasked by Ubisoft Creative Services in San Francisco with creating the visuals for their Assassin’s Creed IV franchise. ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ will be advertised on 85-metre-long billboards around the world as well as on smaller mounted posters: the art had to look flawless so Ars Thanea devoted a month to making each incredibly detailed picture. They used 3DMAX and ZBrush for modeling, V-Ray for rendering, and Photoshop for everything else. The result? New interpretations of well-loved characters and daring compositions. Epic work, guys!


Lilly Piri and Madeleine Stamer for Officeworks

Nov 29, 2013 03:43 pm

Lilly Piri and Madeleine Stamer created these perky illustrations for Officeworks new ‘What’s Your Pen-sonality?’ campaign. Apparently, Lilly’s a total princess, and Madeleine likes to feel as free as a bird. Head over to the Officeworks blog to  find out what your choice of stationery says about you!


Maricor/Maricar for Meanjin Quarterly

Nov 28, 2013 05:18 pm

Those terribly talented twin sisters Maricor/Maricar recently created embroidered cover art for the December issue of Meanjin. Don’t you just want to reach out and touch it? The December issue of the quarterly journal will celebrate women writers and visual artists, and Maricor/Maricar cleverly subverted the traditional idea of ‘women’s work’ with their tongue-in-cheek tribute to floral embroidery. Their magically monstrous needlework (look closely: teeth, eyes and tongues make up the leaves and petals of the flowers) has hints of lustrous metallic thread as well as a high contrast colour palette. The new issue of Meanjin will be released on December 15th – nab a copy here.


Paul Torcello for Vivaxim

Nov 27, 2013 01:14 pm

Aagh! Creepy and compelling at the same time! SEA photographer Paul Torcello was voted ‘Best of Show’ at The Global Awards for his ‘Critters’ Travel Vaccination Awareness Campaign for Vivaxim. We will look twice at our next mojito. Big congrats to Paul – and to all the other winners listed 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.

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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.

Inspired by the still life format of BIG!, Lamington Drive will host two special programs for Daniel Emma's upcoming exhibition. More information will be available closer to Opening Night on Thursday, 5 December, 6-9pm.


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