This year will mark Sydney’s 8th annual, Semi Permanent conference, a Mecca for art students, and a general celebration of all things design. There’s exhibitions, competitions, workshops and parties; a festival of sorts.
The event is open to the public and is a particularly invaluable resource for those in the fields of design, illustration, photography and film. You will most definitely learn something, or at the very least, leave feeling inspired.
The 2010 speaker lineup includes the master illustrator, and much emulated Jasper Goodall, Jill Greenberg (the lady who makes babies cry), the clever minds behind the website Fecal Face, Melbourne design duo Tin and Ed, and the voice of reason on Triple J’s culture club, the ludicrously smart Craig Schuftan. It’s a stellar and diverse group of individuals, some of whom, we’ve been lucky enough to interview. (Coming soon to our Features section).
The two day event is on this Friday and Saturday, the 19th and 20th of March at the Sydney Exhibition Centre. Tickets are still available here.
For all those who like to gallery hop on a Thursday evening, check out the exhibition side event, Mixed Business at Ambush Gallery in Waterloo. It opens this Thursday the 18th of March at 6pm, and is set to be an impressive group show, brought to us by We Are the Image Makers, Stupid Krap, The Opening Hours and of course, Semi Permanent. The exhibition will show some of Australia’s coolest artists, like pedestrian.tv favourite, James Jirat Patradoon and Ben Frost, alongside international talent like Sydney’s Semi Permanent speakers Travis Millard and Mel Kadel.
To prove that we’re really excited about all this arty stuff, we generous folk at Pedestrian are giving away 3 double passes to the Sydney Semi Permanent conference. All you have to do is suggest Pedestrian’s Facebook page to all of your friends, and leave a comment on our wall once your done, to put you in the running to win.
Something else to keep budding designers jumping out of their skin is a competition organized by Semi Permanent and forward thinking wallet brand, Dosh, to find the next generation Dosh designer. The competition is calling for artists to submit a piece of work which will be printed on a wallet and sold from dosh.com.au in stores globally. This means you have the chance to be amongst names like Jonathan Zawada and Stephan Marx and French who have also collaborated with the label, as well keeping 5% from every wallet of their design sold. All ye who are keen, need to log onto the Semi Permanent or Dosh website, to download the design template and submit their work to email@example.com for judging before the 27th of March.
The winner will be announced on the 30th of April.