Never Permanent: A Fusion of Creativity and Technology

Cool Sh*t, Melbourne / 8 August 2023

The Dawn of New Creative Horizons

Never Permanent, a part of the Now or Never festival, is set to take place at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, on 24th August 2023. Organised by Semi Permanent in partnership with the City of Melbourne, the full-day event will showcase the endless possibilities that emerge when creativity and technology collide.

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A Star-Studded Lineup

Headlined by Director & Screen Writer Roman Coppola, Never Permanent promises an incredible ensemble of creatives. Notable names include:

  • Ta-Ku: A recording artist and creative director from Perth.
  • Mindy Seu: A designer and technologist, based in New York City.
  • Serwah Attafuah: A multidisciplinary artist and musician from Sydney.

The event boasts talent from various fields including filmmaking, photography, animation, and music.

Exploring Creative Horizons

The program aims to explore how technology is reshaping creative industries. Attendees will delve into challenges and opportunities that exist within new and changing mediums.

Roman Coppola’s Vision

Coppola, known for his work on films like “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” will lead the charge, bringing his immense experience in film, blockchain, and production.

Mindy Seu’s Techno-Critical Insight

Teaching at Yale School of Art, Seu’s work includes techno-critical writing and design commissions.

Ta-ku’s Musical Odyssey

The Perth artist will be launching his first full solo album, “Songs To Come Home To,” at Never Permanent.

Melbourne’s Warm Welcome

Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, expresses excitement over welcoming Semi Permanent back after nearly a decade. The event is expected to welcome 1,000 visitors for a day filled with thought-provoking discourse and global perspectives.

About Semi Permanent

The southern hemisphere’s largest creativity and design festival, Semi Permanent has been an influential platform for over 20 years. Hosting more than 50 events in 13 cities, it has become a hub for creativity and innovation.

A Unique Opportunity

Never Permanent is more than an event; it’s a celebration of the limitless potentials of the human mind. By merging creativity with technology, Melbourne is all set to host a festival that breaks barriers and inspires new ways of thinking.


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