Semi Permanent Sydney 2021

Following an immensely transformative year, Semi Permanent returns to its Sydney home for our leading festival of business, design and creativity. Curated around the theme ‘BRIDGES’, the redesigned multi-day event seeks to assess this new reality we find ourselves in, putting you at the centre of whatever comes next.

The Semi Permanent experience has always been held in response to an ever-changing creative world; in 2021 that remains more true than ever. Following a year of research and consultation, this year's festival has been redesigned from the ground up to bring you deeper into the conversation and reflect the multitude of perspectives across business, design and creativity today. This approach to curation, programming and participation—adapted for the requirements of a rapidly changing world—places less focus on one-way storytelling and greater emphasis on interactive workshops, community engagement, networking opportunities and a continuous blurring of the lines between what's happening on-stage, back-stage, off-site and on-screen. We're excited to present an early preview of the speaker lineup, with the full program of speakers, workshops and experiences to be announced soon. See you in August.

Highlights

Lessons from Semi Permanent 2019-25
Ian Spalter Semi Permanent Festival 2019
Semi Permanent Festival - Future State Panel Talk
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Sydney art installation
The person next to you image  - Sydney festival 2021

Speakers & Artists

  • Industrial Light & Magic
  • Ros MoriartyBalarinji
  • Mikaela JadeIndigital
  • Sean Doherty Patagonia

Tickets

12 — August 14, 2021
Carriageworks

Premium Experience

Elevate your festival experience with a Premium ticket or upgrade for the first time ever to a Platinum pass, unlocking exclusive access to keynote talent, hospitality and bespoke side-events for the ultimate Semi Permanent experience.
Includes:
  • Event access Thursday to Saturday
  • Premium Lounge access and allocated seating
  • Food, refreshments & exclusive hospitality invitations
  • Professional networking and VIP events
  • Accomodation at Paramount House Hotel and travel concierge (Platinum Ticket only)
  • Semi Permanent 2021 Book
  • Semi Permanent Gift Pack (RRP $500+)

Festival Experience

Join us for the full three-day experience, or just part of one. This year, we've expanded our ticket offering to include half day, full day or multi-day passes, giving you the opportunity to curate your own festival program or buy a multi-day ticket and come along for the ride.
Includes:
  • Event access—options include Morning Session, Afternoon Session, One Day or Three Day Pass.
  • Semi Permanent 2021 Book

Group and Corporate Sales

Semi Permanent is an industry-recognised event, attended by people working in the fields of design, advertising, media, marketing, technology, entertainment, government and more. If you would like to purchase multiple tickets for your team, get in touch and we'll look after you direct.
Includes:
  • Group discounts
  • Event access
  • Semi Permanent 2021 Book

Information

  • Carriageworks is the largest multi-arts centre in Australia, with a year-round program that is ambitious, radical and inclusive.
    Semi Permanent operates on the land of Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of this land. We pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present, and emerging.

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