SEMI-PERMANENT BRISBANE 2011
Iconic Australian artist and musician Reg Mombassa is among the creative talents selected to discuss theirÂ lifeâ€™s work and inspiration at the Semi-Permanent creative conference occurring on 5 August at the BrisbaneÂ Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The Mental As Anything starâ€™s unique artistic style earned him pop-culture fame via Mambo t-shirt prints,Â while his works hang in the nationâ€™s most prestigious art galleries. It is a rare opportunity to hear MombassaÂ share anecdotes and insights from a career that has entered its fourth decade.
â€œIâ€™m very much looking forward to talking at Semi-Permanent,â€ said Mombassa. â€œThe idea of standing up andÂ delivering a lecture for an hour would be a fairly disturbing prospect but to talk about the images and showÂ them to people, I really enjoy doing that.”
â€œThe best gigs for musicians are playing at festivals because they are well organised and promoted and youÂ get an audience that is interested in what you are doing and I see this graphic conference as being a similarÂ kind of thing to a music festival.â€
Now in its ninth year, the Sydney-born Semi-Permanent design festival has been exported to five countries,Â welcomed 150,000 attendees and hosted 190 gifted speakers from the fields of design, art, photography,Â digital creation, company and creative directors, product and fashion design, amongst others.
During the Brisbane event that occurs on 5 August will be several side shows displaying artwork from hand selectedÂ artists.
â€œSemi-Permanent is a forum that welcomes all people with a mind open to creative ideas,â€ said organiser,Â Andrew Johnstone.
The Brisbane event is a one day event with each speaker delivering a 45 minute-long presentation on theÂ ideas and application behind their work, plus an opportunity for guests to pose questions.Â The Brisbane eventâ€™s website has all information about speakers, event details and ticketing information.
New Zealand born, Australian based, Kelly Thompson has become aÂ highly sort afterillustrator with work in major publications throughoutÂ the world.
Webuyyourkids are Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney from Newtown inÂ Sydney. They are exhibiting artists as well as commercial illustratorsÂ operating as a small multidisciplinary design studio.
T-Worldâ€™s Eddie Zammit is recognised worldwide as an expert T-shirtÂ connoisseur.Â The logical alchemy of Eddieâ€™s talents is T-world, the worldâ€™sÂ only Â T-shirt journal.Â It is now distributed in over 30 countries includingÂ Japan, the UK, USA and Canada.
Date: 5 August 2011
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane