Semi-Permanent has undergone a few changes over the last six months – first a rebrand (by Moffitt.Moffitt), followed by the announcement of two US conferences (in Portland and Los Angeles this month). However, despite the transitions, Semi-Permanent is returning to Sydney for its eleventh year. Running over two days – 24 and 25 May – the conference will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
Tickets are available now for VIP, General and Student tickets. Early bird prices are available until 26 April 2013. Nine speakers have been announced thus far, with more revealed soon…
Art / Design, Los Angeles
Brian Roettinger is a Los Angeles-based artist who runs his design studio and record label Hand Held Art. Whilst focusing most of his work around music album artwork, Brian recently collaborated with Hedi Slimane on his first range as creative director at Yves Saint Laurent.
Colin Tunstall, Morgan Collett & Josh Rosen
Surf Brand and Stores, New York
Saturdays NYC is a premier New York surf and lifestyle brand, with stores in SoHo, West Village and Tokyo. The Saturdays collection by Colin Tunstall, Morgan Collett, and Josh Rosen is inspired by authenticity and traditional style. Their approach to design is based on frameworks that emphasise colour, proportion, and fit and has earned them acclaim from various publications.
Recognised for his smart, off-beat comedy, intuitive eye for casting and sharp storytelling, Ayson has directed a number of memorable commercials, both in the US and in his native Australia.
Photo / Publish / Music, Sydney
Max Doyle is an Australian-based photographer, Editor-in-chief of Doingbird Magazine and member of Sydney band ‘Songs’. He has shot for magazines such as Vogue, Nylon, Interview and Elle.
Stab is about big ideas and the endeavour to execute them. Sam McIntosh, Stab’s owner and creator will be speaking about the ideas that the brand generates, and the conceptual journey the magazine takes to keep surfing fresh.
Finbarr O’Reilly is a Reuters photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. He began his journalism career as a writer and has covered Africa for the past 12 years.
Rodney Eggleston & Anne-Laure Cavigneaux
March Studio represent a new generation of architects in Australia who have been educated in a ‘digital’ environment but embrace the fundamental elements of making and innovation to realise their projects.
Artist / Director / Curator, Los Angeles
Aaron Rose is an artist, writer, musician, film director and independent curator living in Los Angeles. Aaron will be bringing along a special guest (to be announced soon).
Fine Art, Melbourne
Paul is an Australian emerging artist. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been involved in group shows both internationally and nationally. He has been exhibiting since 1996 and has works in private collections and the Artbank collection.
The Sydney conference will be followed by Auckland in May and Melbourne and Brisbane in October.
Thumbnail image: Brian Roettinger.
Bios taken from Semi-Permanent website.