The Semi Permanent Art & Design Fair is coming to Aotearoa

Semi Permanent Art & Design Fair 2023

The free-to-attend Art & Design Fair returns to Semi Permanent Aotearoa for 2023.

Running alongside Semi Permanent Aotearoa at St James Theatre (9—10 November 2023), the art book fair aims to bring together a diverse range of local and international publishers, artists and designers to share their print, digital, objects and other matter (including books, magazines, zines, posters, NFT art & literature and more) with an engaged audience of fellow creatives. 
Stallholders will have the chance to display and sell publications and related ephemera directly to attendees, as well as gain the chance to network and enjoy the energy of the Semi Permanent festival. A range of events, including keynote talks, panel discussions and workshops, relating to the practice of art book creation, design and production will additionally be integrated into the Semi Permanent program, with highlights including talks by internationally recognised artists, publishers and graphic designers. 
Semi Permanent is the biggest and longest-running creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere. Over the past 20 years we have hosted more than 50 events in 13 cities, featuring over 800 speakers and attracting more than 300,000 attendees. 
Semi Permanent Art Book Fair 2023
Semi Permanent Sydney 2022 – PERMANENT Art Book Fair

Why join Semi Permanent Art & Design Fair?

Semi Permanent is a design and creativity festival which brings together the world’s best designers, innovators and iconic creatives, connects you with people you want to meet, introduces you to brands you need to know, and delivers experiences you won’t forget. This is your chance to present your publishing imprint to thousands of the region’s creatively-attuned and to reconnect with the broader community. 
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Stall Holder Information

Independent Artist / Designer / Student Half Stand — $130 NZD
Publisher / Gallery Full Stand — $360 NZD
Publisher / Gallery Half Stand — $200 NZD
  • A stand will consist of table space, a display board and seating.

  • The Semi Permanent Art & Design Fair is a cash-free environment; vendors will need to have their own form of contactless payment.

  • Semi Permanent does not take a commission on any sold items. Any and all profit from sales is that of the individual stall holder. 

  • Exhibitor tables will need to be monitored for the duration of the Semi Permanent festival opening hours; Semi Permanent will take no responsibility for lost of stolen items. 

  • Please note that filling out the application form does not guarantee a spot as an exhibitor. 

  • While events listed on the Semi Permanent program (those housed within the Grand Circle) are ticketed, entry to the St James Theatre (within which is the Semi Permanent Art & Design Fair) is open to the public / free to attend (excluding any after-hours events that will otherwise be announced). 

  • Exhibitors will be responsible for the transport and display of their merchandise. 

Semi Permanent Art Book Fair 2023
Semi Permanent Art Book Fair 2023

Key Dates

  • Bump-In: Wednesday 08 November 2023. 

  • Festival Day 1: Thursday 09 November 2023. 

  • Festival Day 2 & Bump-Out: Friday 10 November 2023. 

Apply Here

For all enquiries, please contact Gigi Fong ( & Kate Fagan (