Field Trip to Oaks Organics


Come with us on a day-long field-trip to a working Yeomans Keyline farm at The Oaks near Camden
9.30am – 4pm Sunday 4 May 2014
Meet at National Art School front entrance Forbes Street Darlinghurst

Bookings essential as places are limited, cost $40 per person.

Click here to book tickets online

Early booking recommended as past tours have been booked out quickly.

PA Yeomans regarded the promotion of his Keyline principles as an essential part of his farming practice. His weekend tours of his property Yobarnie at North Richmond would occasionally turn into field trips lasting several days during which he would offer lessons on sustainable farming and social infrastructure.

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Following this tradition, join artists Lucas Ihlein and Ian Milliss, and members of PA Yeomans family in a day-long field trip to Oaks Organics for a chance to discuss Yeomans’ ideas and see a Keyline farm which still operates on his original principles.

Oaks Organics is run by Peter and Julie Clinch and the farm was redesigned as a Keyline Farm by Peter’s father in the 1960s. He was inspired by one of PA Yeomans field days at his original farm Yobarnie at North Richmond.


We will explore not just this farm and Yeomans’ farm design principles and their implications for a sustainable agricultural future but also discuss why Yeomans’ approach to problem solving can be seen as a model for understanding cultural change and the radical re-interpretation of the role of the artist.

The bus leaves from the National Art School at 9.30am and will return around 4:30pm.

BYO picnic lunch, thermos and picnic blanket and suitable clothes and boots for hiking around a farm.

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  1. Craig
    Posted 15 Apr ’14 at 12:36 am | Permalink


    I would like to go on the field trip to Oaks Organics. I live just south of Campden, can I meet at the farm or is it essential that we meet in Darlinghurst for the bus trip?


    • Ian Milliss
      Posted 15 Apr ’14 at 12:56 am | Permalink

      It is best to come on the bus trip because we find out who everyone is and have a discussion about the project, farming, art etc on the way.

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