Murray Bell

Director / Founder – Semi Permanent

As Founder and Director of global creative platform, Semi Permanent, Murray has over 15 years of experience within the creative industries, having programmed live festivals across the world including Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London and Stockholm.

He has been curator of many immersive experiences, such as the recent Stanley Donwood / Radiohead retrospective exhibition - The Panic Office, and has been Creative Director of over a decades worth of brand and artist collaborations, such as the interactive story-telling platform, Google Cube and Google Hangouts.

Murray has worked with and interviewed Roman, Francis Ford and Gia Coppola, elusive artist Banksy, Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke, Scott Dadich and Billy Sorrentino at WIRED, Paula Scher and Natasha Jen of Pentagram, Architect Bjarke Ingels, Directors Mike Mills and Miranda July, Advertising greats David Droga and John Jay, hoteliers such as the late Alex Calderwood of ACE Hotels, The Gentlewoman Editor Penny Martin, athletes Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, former Director of the MOCA Jeffrey Deitch and many more.

He has also worked closely with organisations such as Google, Facebook, Qantas, Audi, Destination NSW, Telstra, Dropbox, Adobe and Twitter to create meaningful experiences for live and digital audiences.

Murray has a deep knowledge and passion for the power of design and its relationship with innovation.

His unique relationship with the creative community and businesses across the globe provides a rare, neutral platform that acts as a facilitator for authentic collaborations.

Previously the Art Director of Dazed & Confused, Stab and YEN Magazine.

Father of two

An Open Letter from Murray Bell from a Henry Wilson desk

An Open Letter from Murray Bell

Founder / Director of Semi Permanent
Sunset Blvd

Waiting for Phone Calls

with Director / Founder of Semi Permanent
Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone will have a seat at Semi Permanent

The legendary filmmaker and storyteller has joined the Sydney 2017 lineup

Semi Permanent: Phase Two

With Murray Bell, Founder, Director and Curator of Semi Permanent.
Semi Permanent 2017

Sydney 2018

A festival of talks, exhibitions, installations, innovations labs, workshops, parties and networking opportunities: May 24 - 26
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No Sleep Till Sydney - A round-the-clock collaboration

Go behind the scenes to see the process of creating the Semi Permanent opening titles

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