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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 19, 2019

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The Countdown Begins for Semi-Permanent (SP) Brisbane!

Ratu Lewis

Beastman artworkYes, we have all been waiting patiently while Sydney have had their turn and now it’s finally ours! Semi-Permanent Brisbane is exactly one month away.

In case you missed any of our previous mentions about this conference; Semi-Permanent is an annual conference that covers all disciplines of design and features stories and wisdom from industry idols.

Semi-Permanent appeals to anyone who is interested in creativity (YOU) with most attendees being in the industry already, and the other large portion being students.

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre will be housing the one day event; on Thursday, 30 August.

Semi-Permanent spokeswoman, Candice Rose said their event is about inspiration and innovation.

“Our speakers have powerful stories to tell and to have the opportunity to hear about their journey, it is a real privilege.”

Attendees will be hearing from eight of the world’s best designers, photographers and artists in the flesh and on the Semi-Permanent stage.

“You get to see not only their professional portfolios, but also their private work and you hear firsthand how they approach projects.”

CD is really looking forward to seeing Sydney artist Beastman who is no stranger to SP; speaking at the Melbourne and Sydney conferences last year. He has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, London, Berlin and New Zealand.

Beatsman’s work is influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive geometric patterns and organic lines.  He has designed skateboards and graphics for brands such as Element, Folklore, Mingo Lamberti, The Art Park and Lowlife of London and has also been commissioned to create artwork for Hyundai, Smirnoff, Red Bull, Stone & Wood Brewery, Tiger Beer and Huawei.

Global transmedia company is another one we don’t want to miss. The company develops, produces and distributes television, feature films, commercials, live events, music programming, digital content and design.’s work includes the Academy Award®-winning documentary The Fog of War and Some Kind of Monster the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning pilot episode of the hit series Mad Men; among many other works.

Other lined up speakers include  photographer Andrew Quilty;  designer Beci Orpin; illustrator/artist Bec Winnel; advertising company The Monkeys; artist Paul Davis; and design studio Toby and Pete.

And of course we’re ecstatic about the side events on Wednesday, 29 August.

“We are working with The Design Kids and Bleeding Heart Gallery for the Terrible Twos exhibition. Then after the conference, we will be winding down and having a few drinks with speakers and attendees at the Semi-Permanent after party,” Rose said.

“Working with The Bureau, Semi-Permanent presents Back and Forth: The Art of Mixtape. There will be an Installation, by Beastman and Gimiks Born, so we are really looking forward to that.”

And the best part is that the side events are FREE!!

If you read our blog on the Sydney SP you would know that this is a big year for them since they’re celebrating their 10 year anniversary. So they’ve gone and done something really special and have created three separate covers for this year’s book, designed by past speakers.

“You will get either a copy designed by Luke Lucas, Jirat Patradoon or Seb Lester. The book comes in the event canvas bag, which was also designed by past speaker Jessica Hische. The book is free for all Semi-Permanent Brisbane Attendees.

We are extremely excited about the conference, especially hearing that the Sydney event went off without a hitch.

Rose said,“The Sydney event was really successful and went smoothly, considering we had our first ever Google Hanout with Hollywood royalty, Roman Coppoia. There was some real star quality added to the event this year, with guest appearances by Jason Schwartzman and Francis Ford Coppola himself.”

General admission tickets are $150 and students get discounted tickets at $100.

To grab more information and purchase tickets, visit the Semi-Permanent Brisbane website