Next up on Semi-Permanent’s agenda is Brisbane, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. A recent announcement (as of 25 June 2012) is that the event will be moved to Thursday 30 August. Semi-Permanent issued the following statement: “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will refund any tickets in full that were purchased before today [25 June] if needed.”
Early bird ‘general’ and ‘VIP’ tickets are now on sale, as well as student tickets. Early bird ticket deadline has been extended to 16 August 2012.
Eight great speakers have been announced (Boogie has had to pull out due to project committments). Speakers include:
Designer – Melbourne
Beci Orpin was born in Melbourne during the early 70′s to hippie parents. For the first three years of her life she lived out of the back of a landcrusier travelling around Australia, and never had to wear shoes. on return to Melbourne she moved into an inner-city commune, where she developed a love for drawing and decided that was all she ever wanted to do. After a misspent youth bouncing around sub-cultures (from grunge to indie to rave), and a few false starts into tertiary education, she finally graduated from BA textile design at RMIT in 1996. Since then she has been working freelance and exhibiting her artwork both locally and internationally.
Illustrator/artist – Melbourne
In Bec’s own words… “If I couldn’t create art, I think I would curl up and die. I have always loved creating and sharing artwork. Image making is my therapy and life fuel! I’m a self taught artist from a young age. My first exhibitions were in Nan’s kitchen on her fridge. My art practice has changed from a young girl, from drawing realistic horses over and over, to exploring digital art whilst studying graphic design, then back to traditional techniques for my work as a represented commercial illustrator, advocate with Element Eden and my personal fine art work. I’ve been exhibiting in group shows for the past five years with the aim to finally have a solo show. My personal work, portraits of feminine beauty, has predominantly been created using pastel and colour pencil, this year I am exploring oil painting alongside by previous techniques.
Toby And Pete
Design Studio – Sydney
What began as two friends with an ambition to create great images, Toby and Pete has now grown to encompass a team of talented creatives, designers and crafts people working together across a range of mediums. “Sharing a belief that a good creative mind can tackle any problem across any discipline we draw input from all our team on all projects. Our key focus is innovative visual direction and we push ourselves to develop new approaches to imagery, film and interactive creation.”
Artist – Sydney
An excerpt from Paul’s Artist Statement: “The focus of my work is based on the relationship between the built and natural environment and involves painting, photography, stenciling, and bronze sculpture. Much of this work begins with photographs taken on research trips both in Australia and overseas including the Eames House and Schindler House, both in Los Angeles, Frank Sinatra’s holiday retreat in Palm Springs, The Bauhaus in Dessau and The Villa Savoye in Poissy. I have also visited the modernist buildings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, by Van Mollyvan, who spent time training under Le Corbusier.”
Artist – Sydney
Beastman is an artist based in Sydney. Influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive geometric patterns and organic lines, Beastman’s tightly detailed, often symmetrical paintings depict a parallel world of hope and survival inhabited by his beastlike yet beautiful and emotive characters. These instantly recognisable and loveable deities have spawned from the elements of the earth, as if nature has come to life in a way we could never have imagined.
Transmedia – Sydney
@radical.media is a global transmedia company that creates some of the world’s most innovative content. The company develops, produces and distributes television, feature films, commercials, live events, music programming, digital content and design. radical.media’s work includes the Academy Award®-winning documentary The Fog of War, the Academy Award®-nominated documentary Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the and critically acclaimed Under African Skies: Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey. Recent Australian projects include the National Geographic Channel show The Art of Walking for Tourism Victoria, the DGA nominated and AWARD winning Foxtel show Six Beers of Separation and the online series Impossible Airfield for the RAAF.
Photographer – Sydney
After being given a Nikon F3 by his uncle and setting off on Highway 1 around Australia in 2001 Andrew Quilty’s career in photography had essentially begun. He enrolled inPhotography at The Sydney Institute of Technology soon after and subsequently undertook work experience at The Australian Financial Review. There at Fairfax, surrounded by the world class photographers of The Sydney Morning Herald, Quilty’s photographic style and ethos were profoundly shaped.
Advertising – Sydney
“The Monkeys create provocative ideas that live within advertising, entertainment and technology.
We’ve been called an ad agency, a collective, a branded content company, the business model of the future and a bunch of bloody dreamers.
Truth is, we’re a bit of each.
In this multi-channel world companies need innovative ways to connect with their audience.”
Scott Nowell & Justin Drape will take the stage.