Semi-Permanent: Sydney 2014

semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingIt's that time of the year, Semi-Permanent. This year, the event changed venue and it was held at Carriageworks in Eveleigh instead of the usual Darling Harbour exhibition centre. The dilapidated venue has unique character and hones in to the creative allusion that resonates with this event. I'll cross my fingers that next year will be held at this same location-- it has my tick of approval. The conference showcased an array of interesting speakers from all walks of life, encompassing passions of paint all the way to film making and pro-skateboarding. The highlight from the Friday program would have to be my all time favourite illustrator/artist/musician, Tara McPherson. She stole the limelight with her captivating personality and humility. Her style influenced my year twelve art major, I owed it to her to finally see her in the flesh. It was worth every cent to be inspired and to live and breathe everything design, even if it was only for a weekend.

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candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingThe #Kirinbitfall live twitter feed, thanks to Kirin Cidersemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingCarl Addy from Mill +semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingTara McPherson semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingTara McPhersonSean Leonard talking about their art boutique, Cotton Candy Machinesemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingBen Briand...lucky me, won some DVDs of his films so I even got to meet him in person. What a wonderful guy, he's talented and funny-- a gentleman too.semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingScouting for some hipster street looks, I stumbled across her. Love this outfit, head to toe. semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingCornerstone Bar, Carriageworkssemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingMy rustic roast chicken, avocado and spinach toasted sourdough sandwich. With a sidekick pint of Asahi beer. semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingMaud Designsemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingAndrew Dentonsemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingThe Curvy Exhibitionsemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketingMr. Brainwash Exhibitionsemi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing semi-permanent, semi permanent, creative conference, sydney, design is kinky, designer, graphic designer, film, ben briand, tara mcpherson, carl addy, carriageworks, cornerstone, bar, sydney eats, sydney entertainment, beer, asahi, foodporn, food, illustration, art, design, art, photography, fashion, wayfinding, showbag, mr. brainwash, sunset, darling harbour, curvy, gemma o'brien, andrew denton, redfern, eveleigh, artsy, design australia, local design, brooklyn, cotton candy factory, technology, advertising, marketing

I'm fully charged with creativity and ready to undertake anything new that can be thrown in my direction. Bring it on. Until next year, let's get creative and never forget to embrace failure.

What inspires you most? Don't be shy, I'd love to know!

--Vx