Ready for another year and another hit of Semi-Permanent? The international festival for creatives, returns to Auckland on May 31 for its annual two-day exploration into the minds of our world’s most cutting edge creative artists and design thinkers.
The lineup includes Mike Bashore, head of creative at Digital Kitchen, the US content agency that developed the world’s first interactive piano and won Emmy awards for the title work on True Blood, Dexter and Six Feet Under.
He's in the company of US production designer Annie Sperling, Curious Films Founder Darryl Ward, surf magazine Stab creator, Sam McIntosh, Rodney Eggleston of March Studios, and Berlin animator and engineer, Niklas Roy. Expat illustrator Kelly Thompson, and Michael Lugmayr, founder of TOKO will also present.
Simon Velvin, Semi-Permanent director, says this is the first speaker announcement with more big names still to be confirmed.
Ticket holders can also expect inspiring and thought provoking workshops, exhibitions, installations and live art.
Velvin says the addition of new shows around the world has lifted the bar.
“We love creating collisions and bringing together dynamic people doing things a little differently. The Auckland show reflects a more diverse and rich talent pool than ever before – topping off a big two months in the US. We’re truly a global gathering of creative minds.
“Creative directors, design directors, designers, artists, photographers, digital creatives, company leaders, agency personnel, product and fashion designers and pretty much anyone who operates as a creative should come with an open mind, and leave mind blown,” says Velvin.
When: May 31
Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland