Semi-Permanent Sydney – early ticket deadline

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Published:  April 13, 2012
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Semi-Permanent Sydney – early ticket deadline

Congratulations to the team at Semi-Permanent for reaching a milestone – 10 years of inspiring audiences around Australia (and now also internationally). The conference has grown steadily over the years, with the addition of new destinations and a handful of regular side events.

The first event to kick off in 2012 is the Sydney event, from 11-12 May, followed by Auckland (18-19 May), Brisbane (27 July) and Melbourne (14-15 September). Semi-Permanent Sydney includes the usual Masterclass sessions, plus a new addition: ‘Hangout Sessions’, an online hub which will be unveiled soon.

Early bird tickets are on sale here for Sydney, deadline has been extended until 27 April 2012.

Speakers include:

Kelli Anderson
Art/Design – New York
kellianderson.com
Kelli Anderson is an artist, designer, printmaker, and tinkerer who enjoys the challenge of seeking out hidden possibility in the physical and digital world. With a sensitivity to viewer expectations, she believes that design can subvert the everyday through surreal, absurd experiences. From interactive paper projects to layered, experimental websites to a paper record player, her projects refuse to behave in the expected way.

Kelli Anderson

Benja Harney
Paper engineer – Sydney
paperform.wordpress.com
Benja is a self-taught Sydney based paper engineer.

 Paper is his passion…

 through his business, Paperform, Harney has been dedicated to engineering high-end pop-up books and paper construction professionally for about six years, for a variety of applications including: advertising, magazine illustration, fashion, packaging, invitations and fine art.

Benja Harney

Vince Frost
Graphic design – Sydney
frostdesign.com.au
Born in England and raised in Canada, Vince Frost joined Pentagram London in 1989 and just three years later was its youngest Associate at 27. In 1994 he started his own studio, Frost Design, creating award-winning work for clients from The Independent newspaper to Nike. In 2003 Frost relocated to Sydney Australia, from where he now runs his 25+ creative studio working on anything from postage stamps to magazines, identities, TV advertising, online and the built environment.

Vince Frost

Luca Ionescu
Typography – Sydney
likemindedstudio.com

Sydney-based design studio specialising in lettering, typography and illustration. Clients include Tooheys Extra Dry, Commonwealth Bank, Sass & Bide, Cadbury, RVCA , Dainese, Hurley, Zoo York, MTV, and Coke.

Luca Ionescu

Wallpaper magazine
Publishing – London
wallpaper.com

Wallpaper Magazine speaker is Meirion Pritchard. Following a BA in graphic design at Kingston University in 2001, Pritchard veered into magazines and worked at Redwood publishing and on Harvey Nichols magazine. Sporadic stints followed on Richardson magazine in New York where he became the European editor.  In 2003, having improved his design and partying skills, Pritchard joined Wallpaper* and Tony Chambers’ team who were tasked with the magazine’s re-design.

In 2007 Pritchard became art director of Wallpaper*. During this time Meirion and his team have continued to push the creative boundaries of print, ensuring that the Wallpaper* name is synonymous with design excellence. He also ensures the Wallpaper* retains its identity across the brands many events, products and collaborations.

Wallpaper magazine

 

Meggs
Artist – Melbourne
houseofmeggs.com

Growing up in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, David ‘Meggs’ Hooke, immersed himself in the worlds of drawing, cartoons, sci-fi films and skateboarding. Meggs has recently been a key inclusion in the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA), ‘Space Invaders – Australian street art’ retrospective; the ‘Everfresh Studio’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) NGVStudio space and ‘Young & Free – Contemporary Australian Street art’ at 941 Geary Street in San Francisco, 2011. Further cementing his position as one of Australia’s most progressive and committed street and contemporary artists.

Meggs

David Alan Harvey
Photographer – New York
davidalanharvey.com

Born in San Francisco, David Alan Harvey was raised in Virginia. He discovered photography at the age of 11. Harvey purchased a used Leica with savings from his newspaper route and began photographing his family and neighbourhood in 1956. His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Nikon Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Workshops and seminars are an important part of his life, and Harvey currently writes a very popular online magazine-blog for emerging photographers.

David Alan Harvey

Derek Henderson
Photographer – New Zealand
derekhenderson.net
Derek Henderson, New Zealand born has spent the better part of the last twenty years in New York, London and Los Angeles before returning in 2007 to the Southern Hemisphere. He is one of this regions most renowned and dynamic photographers. With Henderson’s penchant for turning ordinary everyday scenes into mysterious beauty it’s no surprise he continues to work with leading ad agencies and magazines the world over.

Derek Henderson

Hi-ReS!
Web/digital agency – London
hi-res.net

Hi-ReS! was founded in 1999 by Alexandra Jugovic and Florian Schmitt after they moved to London from their native Germany. Hi-ReS! has since achieved the highest accolades for digital media including D&AD Silver, Cannes Cyberlions, Clios, One Shows, BAFTA and Webby awards. Having established strong relationships with brands such as Dolce&Gabbana, Jägermeister, Chanel and The Economist together with more than 10 years experience in the business, Hi-ReS! has proven that they are far from getting bored, keen to push things forward, continue to make information handsome and entertainment systems radical. In 2008, Hi-ReS! became part of the Syzygy Group.

Hi-ReS!

Ed Ulbrich/Digital Domain
Digital production – Los Angeles
mothership.net
Ed Ulbrich, chief creative officer, Digital Domain and president, Mothership  Ed Ulbrich has been with Digital Domain since the company’s inception in 1993 and is the chief architect of its commercials business, including Mothership. He oversees both companies’ marketing businesses, commercial design and production, creative strategies and direction.

Ed Ulbrich / Digital Domain

Gmunk
Motion graphics – Los Angeles
gmunk.com

Bradley G. Munkowitz has over a decade of experience functioning as a design director for the motion graphics industry and has continued to remain passionately involved in the global design community, giving lectures around the world including conferences in Australia, Korea, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, England and all over USA. He currently finds himself functioning as a freelance design director for the screen and physical space, rocking the rounds on the Westside for whomever feeds the beast.

Gmunk

Bec Parsons and Bart Celestino
Photographer – Sydney
Company1.com
For just under a decade the intimate and iconic imagery created by Bec Parsons and Bartolomeo Celestino has inspired the realm of fashion photography. Working together since they met in 2005 their partnership has grown and expanded into a union of creativity. They are regularly featured in eminent fashion and culture magazines Harpers Bazaar, Russh and Oyster magazine, with their commercial client list including the who’s who of Australian fashion, from Collette Dinnigan, Dion Lee, Sportsgirl,General Pants and Ksubi.

Bec Parsons and Bart Celestino

The Monkeys
Advertising – Sydney
themonkeys.com.au

“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.

The Monkeys

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

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