Event Details


Running alongside the Semi Permanent Aotearoa Festival of Creativity & Design at St James Theatre (9—10 November 2023), the Art & Design 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.

Semi Permanent is the biggest and longest-running creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere. 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 Aotearoa program, with highlights including talks by internationally recognised artists, publishers and graphic designers.

Powered by Squarespace, attendees of the Art & Design Fair will have the chance to browse and purchase publications and related ephemera directly from local and international stallholders, as well as gain the chance to network and enjoy the energy of the festival.

The Art & Design Fair is free to attend; the accompanying Semi Permanent Aotearoa Festival of Creativity & Design is a ticketed event. Stallholder applications for the Art Book Fair close 30 September.

Event Details

  • Thursday 9 November: 8:30am - 9pm
  • Friday 10 November: 9:00am - 4:00pm


  • Free


  • Thu 09 Nov — Fri 10 Nov


  • St James Theatre
  • 87/77 Courtenay Place
  • Te Aro, Wellington 6011