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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 26, 2020

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Semi-Permanent 2012

Semi-Permanent 2012
Ratu Lewis

SEMIPERM_BOOKSemi-permanent has announced an upcoming event for Sydney on 11& 12 May 2012; with the line up set to include national and international industry speakers.

Semi-Permanent is an annual conference that covers all disciplines of design and features stories and wisdom from industry idols.

This year, the world leading design conference is celebrating a decade of hosting 29 events in nine cities of five countries, with over 200 speakers and 50,000 attendants.

The two day Sydney conference will be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre and has confirmed 13 speakers for the event with more on the way.

New York photographer, David Alan Harvey will be one of the international speakers for Sydney. Harvey has shot over 40 essays for National Geographic magazine and has the 1978 title of Magazine Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association.

Additional international speakers include Kellie Anderson; Meirion Pritchard from Wallpaper Magazine; Derek Henderson; Hi-Res; Ed Ulbrich from Digital Domain; and Gmunk.

Also taking the stage is Melbourne artist, David ‘Meggs’ Hooke, who is recognised for his stencils and poster art on the streets of Melbourne.  He recently was a key inclusion in the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA), ‘Space Invaders – Australian street art’ retrospective.

Other Australian speakers are Luca Ionescu; Vince Frost; Benja Harney; Bec Parsons & Bart Celestino; and Scott Nowell & Justin Drape from advertising agency, The Monkeys.

In celebration of ten years Semi-Permanent in partnership with Tractor will be running a design competition that reflects the core philosophy of “speaking to the individual”. Contestants either have to create a poster or a motion graphics piece.  The top five finalists and 10 runner-ups will get exhibit their work at a side event on May 10.

Tickets can be purchased via the website, with a student discount also available.

Other cities that will be hosting events later this year include Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne

Brisbane can look forward to the one day event on 27th July at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.


For more information on all upcoming events and to purchase tickets for Sydney, visit Semi-Permanent’s website,