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Semi-Permanent Sydney – IDL

March 2010 sees Australia’s design community come together for the 8th year for Semi-Permanent in Sydney.


April 4th, 2011

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

Andrew Johnstone, co-director of Semi-Permanent comments, “Semi-Permanent is an absolute labour of love for us and we’re thrilled to be heading into our 8th year. We’ve been fortunate to have some of the best names in the business, worldwide, come over to take centre stage and I’m pleased to say that this year looks set to be one of the best yet. Where else would you be likely to see the crew from T-World discuss the ins and outs of t-shirt culture alongside Ashley Gilbertson talking about his experiences with Iraq war and his time as an award winning photojournalist!”

In addition to the conference, exhibitions will this year include a side show from T Magazine – further details to be announced.

Ticket Prices
General Ticket (Early)
2 Day $190.00 / 1 Day $150.00
(early rates apply to tickets purchased before the 19 February 2010 / 1 day tickets do not receive an event pack
General Ticket (Late)
2 Day $290.00 / 1 Day $230.00
(late rates apply to tickets purchased after the 19 February 2010 / 1 day tickets do not receive the event pack)
Student Ticket
2 Day $120.00 / 1 Day $80.00
(Student prices do not change / 1 day tickets do not receive an event pack)
VIP Ticket
Early $330.00 / Late $530.00
(Early rate apply to tickets purchased before 19 February 2010 / VIP ticket holders receive extra benefits and items at the event. These include VIP seating, VIP packs and tickets to the after party)

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