Semi-Permanent, the world’s most inspiring design event, is evolving into a festival of art, design & creativity. The 2014 Sydney lineup of speakers will include;

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, discussing the building of the Hawk brand with long-time friend and collaborator, former Australian skateboarding champion, Corbin Harris; Controversial artist Mr Brainwash will discuss his relationship with Banksy and how he has progressed as an artist since the Exit Through the Gift Shop documentary.

The above speakers will headline alongside a lineup of inspiring creative icons from all over the world.

The event at Carriageworks will host three days of presentations, exhibitions, installations, screenings and workshops, and is the opening event of the Vivid Festival. Parties will be hosted with FBi Radio. Semi-Permanent is set to inspire and engage more people than ever before.

‘Semi-Permanent’s speakers have always been highly inspiring and talented, and in 2014 we are pushing this to a new level’ said Semi-Permanent director, Andrew Johnstone.

“A highlight of the Vivid Ideas program in 2013, this year Semi-Permanent takes place exclusively as part of Vivid Sydney, meaning the only chance creative practitioners will have to experience this event in Australia will be at Carriageworks from 22 to 24 May.” – Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Stoner

From 2014 to 2016, Semi-Permanent will be supported by the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

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