Semi Permanent & Highsnobiety experience @ Sydney’s Paramount House Hotel

Interactive and immersive in-person experiences for artists, designers and creators to present a vision for the future.

Jinymia Mallee, Flume x Jonathan Zawada

Two days of interactive and immersive in-person experiences have been launched by Semi Permanent and Highsnobiety, 48-hour of Sydney’s Paramount House Hotel brings music, fashion, cinema, art and design under one roof with specially curated exhibitions, installations, talks, performances, film screenings, and tastings, and celebrates the people, brands and ideas driving change towards a better version of our future. Some of the experiences and exhibitions:
- a photography exhibition by filmmaker Gia Coppola;
- ‘Tiddalik’, an NFT exhibition from musician Flume and artist Jonathan Zawada;
- ‘Wave Relic’, a collaboration between surfboard designer Haydenshapes, artist Daniel Arsham and apparel designer Chris Stamp;
- ‘A Positive Message’, a multi-sensory pop-up by streetwear label P.A.M (Perks And Mini) and artist Cali DeWitt;
- a screening of Japanese-Australian musician Joji’s sold-out digital concert – ‘JOJI PRESENTS: THE EXTRAVAGANZA’.

Brand partners including Swedish electric vehicle company Polestar, pioneering Scotch whisky innovators Glenfiddich, and luxury travel and lifestyle brand RIMOWA, will take part in the event with completely original activations in collaboration with leading artists and creatives, overseen by Semi Permanent’s curatorial team. Highsnobiety will launch a digital extension of the hotel including exclusive content to a global audience, amplifying the reach of A Semi Permanent Hotel presented by Highsnobiety far beyond its physical footprint.

“Highsnobiety’s Australian audience is one of the most significant, yet underserved, communities in the world of youth culture. By bringing experiences and access to the local market, we can connect on a deeper level with this highly engaged community. We are pleased to partner with Semi Permanent to bring together artists, designers and creators for our first local experience to bring their stories to life,” said David Fischer, Highsnobiety Co-Founder and CEO.

Federica Belloni with David Fischer Highsnobiety Co-Founder and CEO in 2016 @soledxb in Dubai.

A curated talks programme, hosted by journalist and researcher Noelle Faulkner, will run as part of each audience session with a standout line-up of Australian creative talents.

These kinds of events and immersive in-person experiences for artists might be inspirational, intimate and impactful for the future of exhibition and brand activations.

A Semi Permanent Hotel by Highsnobiety will be free to attend at Paramount House Hotel from 26-27 May 2021. Visit for more.

Federica Belloni

Federica Belloni

Experienced content manager at and researcher in the field of experiential design.