Now in its 17th year, Sydney’s iconic design + innovation festival, Semi Permanent will return as part of the Vivid Ideas program. Anchored on the theme ‘TRUTH’, Semi Permanent will bring an extraordinary roster of talent between multiple disciplines of design.

The line up includes Cj Hendry, Australian Artist making waves worldwide; Michel Gondry, Director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Erica Dorn, Lead Designer behind Wes Andersons Isle of Dogs; Tom Armstrong VP of Advertising at The New York Times; Michael Kobori, VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co.; Ian Spalter Head of Design at Instagram; Keala Kennelly, Big Wave Surfer and Activist; Carby Tuckwell, Creative Director of Deus Ex Machina + many more

Experience Australia’s first virtual reality test driving activation with Volkswagen; an exclusive new immersive art installation by Jonathan Zawada presented by HP x Vice exploring the beauty of genetic variation; a Black Mirror experience with AKQA Neuromuscle’s AI robot as it evolves in real time to become faster and more resilient than any human and sustainability on mass-scale with Levis.

All activations will be hosted in the Carriageworks foyer for the general public and Semi Permanent ticket holders to explore.

Semi Permanent has previously hosted names such as Banksy, Mambo’s Reg Mombasa, Nike’s Tinker Hatfield; Professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk; Filmmaker Gia Coppola.

Semi Permanent
May 23-25

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