Semi-Permanent Melbourne – line-up

Published:  August 13, 2012
Semi-Permanent Melbourne – line-up

Melbourne: Semi-Permanent is heading your way in the next month.

As usual, the speakers have been handpicked by the Semi-Permanent team and stem from varied creative fields. Keep 14 and 15 September in your diary – tickets are on sale now (general and student prices available).

Here’s the line-up:

The Gentlewoman
Magazine – London
The Gentlewoman is a fabulous biannual magazine for modern women of style and purpose. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography of the highest quality, the magazine celebrates inspirational, international women through its distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth. The Gentlewoman offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.

Taking the stage, Penny Martin, editor-in-chief of The Gentlewoman magazine.

The Gentlewoman

Fantastic Man
Magazine – Amsterdam / London
Fantastic Man is brilliantly designed semi-annual men’s fashion magazine which was launched in 2005. It presents men’s fashion by detailed interviews and great photography with male celebrities and intellectuals from many different backgrounds.

Fantastic Man will be represented on stage by editor Gert Jonkers.

Fantastic Man

Design Studio – Sydney
‘This is where our blurb should go… Well we don’t have a proper blurb yet.
Neither one that is very professional and uses words like ‘refined’ and ‘client centric’ nor one that has personality is a bit witty and tells it how it is in a couple of short sentences – the one that makes you think ‘Damn, why didn’t i come up with this’

What we do have is passion for design and visual culture, which led us to start Toben at the beginning of 2010. Toben helps to create brands, and we enjoy exploring and crossing different media to do that. So far we’ve had the pleasure to work with clients such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Powerhouse Museum, CarriageWorks, Art Series Hotel Group, Door121 amongst other equally inspirational brands and individuals.


Design Studio – Melbourne
Studio Round is an award-winning brand, design and communications company. Our multi-disciplinary approach encompasses identity, print, web, art direction, signage and the built environment. We are creative thinkers, problem solvers, teachers, strategists, collaborators, broad thinkers, questioners, orchestrators, deliverers and trusted partners. We focus our clients vision and amplify their points of difference to create meaningful brands that engage people.

Studio Round

Beci Orpin
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.

Beci Orpin

JKB Fletcher
Artist – UK/Melbourne
A working artist from the UK, living in Melbourne, Australia. “My hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience.

My paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality, Surface, texture, contrast and form to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty.”

JKB Fletcher

Film / Television VFX – Melbourne
Iloura is a creative studio. A collective of artists and technologists that make and enhance creative content for film and television productions, commercials and the ever- evolving world of experiential and interactive media. The studio has honed its visual effects crafts on international feature films including Ted, Emperor, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Pacific, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Charlotte’s Web.

Iloura will be represented on stage by Glenn Melenhorst – VFX Supervisor & Avi Goodman – CG Supervisor.


Photographer – New York
Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Boogie began photographing rebellion and unrest during the civil war that ravaged his country during the 1990s. Growing up in a war-torn country defined Boogie’s style and attraction to the darker side of human existence. He moved to New York City in 1998. He has published five monographs, It’s all good, Boogie, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and Belgrade belongs to me. He has shot for high profile clients and has been published in world renowned publications. His recent solo exhibitions include Paris, New York, Tokyo, Milan, Istanbul and Los Angeles.



Michael Leon – Nike
Artist / Designer – Portland
Born 1974, Tampa, Florida, he lives and works in Portland, Oregon. “Saying that Michael Leon has been influential to the worlds of both design and skateboarding – and design within skateboarding – would be an understatement. While still in high school, he designed his first pro model board for New Deal. In the years since, his distinct style and… well… wisdom when it comes to his craft, have put him in a class all his own. His artwork has been exhibited internationally in numerous exhibitions. He was a co-creator of Commonwealth Stacks, Rasa Libre, and Nike’s Tech Pack. He has contributed design and art direction to Fourstar Clothing, Girl Skateboards, Stussy, DC, Arkitip, and most recently, Nike SB. Michael’s work will forever be cemented in time as one of the most admired and imitated of this century.” – Bob Kronbauer.

Micheal Leon

Tattoo Artist – Melbourne
Ian James Christensen, Bugsy, born 24 March 1983 and lives in Traralgon / Melbourne / On the road.  He’s a tattooer, painter and publisher. “I love tattooing and the life it has given me and I hope to add to this strange habit I call a job, not take away from it.”


Mike Piscitelli
Photographer – Los Angeles
Mike Piscitelli is a filmmaker and a photographer. Born in the San Fernando Valley he dropped out of ninth grade to pursue skateboarding, hardcore music and girls. He ended up working as an assistant on porn films, which spurred his interest in photography and film. At age eighteen he moved to New York and proceeded to shoot editorials for Dazed & Confused, Another and i-D magazine. He went on to direct the SoCal Summer Campaign for MTV, which earned him a coveted Art Directors Club Award. He soon found himself directing music videos for Iggy Pop, John Frusciante, Linkin Park and The Walkmen, among others. Since finishing work on his first feature length documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, Mike has been splitting his time between Los Angeles, New York and Sydney shooting various editorial, advertising and personal projects.

Mike Piscitelli

@Radical media
Transmedia – Sydney 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.’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.

Ignition Creative
Creative Storytelling – Los Angeles
Ignition is a Santa Monica, CA-based creative company that pioneers new forms of storytelling with technology. Ignition creates unique brand experiences that are meaningful, entertaining, useful, and beautiful. For nine years, the studio has helped some of the world’s largest entertainment brands forge relationships with consumers, creating everything from TV spots to trailers, to products, to original story-driven content, transmedia campaigns, installations, events, billboards, and ads. Ignition will be represented by Chris Eyerman and James Cobo.


Herbert & Mason
Interiors & Architecture – Melbourne
An architectural and design practice that is dedicated to the realization of buildings and design.

Herbert & Mason

Thumbnail image: Bugsy.
All images copyright by the respective artists.
Speaker bios and images taken from Semi-Permanent’s website.

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