Semi-Permanent announces second raft of speakers for Sydney conference
Semi-Permanent, Australia’s award winning design festival*, is pleased to announce additional speakers to its already awe-inspiring line up. Award winning filmmaker David Michôd, San Francisco based design community Fecal Face and Australia’s own frankie magazine, join this year’s event on the 19 and 20 March. Other speakers this year include the likes of award winning photographers Jill Greenberg and Ashley Gilbertson, graphic artists Jasper Goodall and Jessica Hische and the ABC’s celebrated broadcaster Craig Schuftan.
David Michôd – an Australian director who is currently building a solid reputation on the international film scene. His debut feature film, Animal Kingdom, was recently awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. He was also the co-director of the critically acclaimed documentary, Solo, which documented the ill-fated journey of kayaker Andrew McAuley’s attempt to kayak between Australia and New Zealand. The powerful documentary won the 2009 AFI Award for Best Documentary Under One Hour. David is also well known to the Australian film community as past editor of Inside Film magazine.
Fecal Face – Making a welcome return in the web community space is San Francisco based Fecal Face – a leading online art based community site. Initially created to highlight and promote the art scene in San Francisco, Fecal Face has expanded to encompass work from artists and exhibitions world-wide. It’s an extensive directory of photos and interviews with artists, and the sites positive, down to earth and fun outlook on art makes it stand out from the crowd.
frankie magazine – one of Australia’s most popular magazines which combines interesting articles, beautiful photography and great artwork to make a cross between a fashion and art magazine that speaks to a wide audience. Founded by Louise Bannister and creative director Lara Burke, frankie is a creative voice amongst the multitude of magazines created for women that are basically catalogues for advertiser and to top it off, it’s a magazine that even your average male hipster is not ashamed to read!
Alongside the two day conference, Semi-Permanent also plays host to side shows which have seen the likes of Banksy, Shepard Fairey and 123Klan exhibit work for the Australian public. This year is no different kicking off with Mixed Business presented by We Are The Image Makers, the Opening Hours, Stupid Krap and Semi-Permanent. Taking place on the 18th March at the Ambush Gallery in Waterloo, the group show features work from leading artists including Numskull, Phibs, Beastman and James Jarat Patradoon alongside international talent, Mel Kadel and Travis Millard. The show will be open until 28th March 2010.
More information on the event, here.