New art and design book fair for Australia

While art book fairs are not new, trends are reshaping them at a rapid pace; the latest embedded within an innovation design festival.
Booking signing at Semi Permanent festival

Semi Permanent is the largest and longest-running creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere, and celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022.

The Australian edition of the festival has been based at Sydney’s Carriageworks since 2003.

Semi Permanent returns to Carriageworks over 25-27 May, but this year expands its presence to include a new art and design book fair, PERMANENT, which will run concurrently with the main festival program across three full days.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina