Semi-Permanent, Sydney, 2010
March 2010 sees Australia’s design community come together for the 8th year for Semi-Permanent in Sydney. With a week-long celebration of all things aesthetic, Semi-Permanent goes above and beyond, bringing together the design community across a number of conferences, workshops, exhibitions and after parties.
Not to be outdone by last year’s roll call, the boys at Semi-Permanent have secured a raft of talented speakers spanning the Art, Film, Illustration, Photography, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics worlds with everything from Sesame Street to Gucci and Victoria’s Secret. Set to inspire and educate, world renowned artists and specialists in their field will come together to share their knowledge, excitement and passion for their work and impart wisdom and insight on Sydney’s creative population.
Held on the 19 and 20 March at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, speakers for the 2010 Sydney event include:
Travis Millard and Mel Kadel – LA based couple whose work is admired and sought after by collectors and brands across the globe.
Jessica Hische – designer, illustrator and photographer who has worked with the likes of Victoria’s Secret, American Express, Wired Magazine and Penguin Books.
Jill Greenberg – photographer whose work has appeared in the likes of Harper’s, Wired, Time Weekly and The New Yorker and whose 2006 End Times series provoked much interest and criticism across the world.
Ashley Gilbertson – Australian born, New York based photo-journalist whose most recent book, ‘Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot’, details his experiences with the Iraq war.
Jasper Goodall – highly influential graphic artist who has worked with the likes of Gucci, Nike, Adidas and Dazed and Confused.
T World – the guys from T World, the Australian magazine focused on T-shirt culture, who have recently collaborated with Sesame Street on the program’s 40th anniversary.
Tin&Ed – Melbourne based design team whose work spans a host of disciplines including graphic design, illustration, collage, photography and motion graphics. They have worked with the likes of Nike, BMW, MTV-UK and The Australian Ballet.
Craig Schuftan – Author and broadcaster based in Sydney whose books include The Culture Club (2007) and Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone (2009). Craig recently assisted with curating the popular ‘The 80’s Are Back’ exhibition at The Powerhouse Museum and has been presenting The Culture Club on triple j, a radio segment about the history of art and ideas in rock and roll, since 2002. Craig’s involvement marks a new style of Semi-Permanent speakers, coming from a historical and philosophical angle rather than a personal journey through an individual’s work.
More information on the event, here.