Using cement as a source material & inspiration – PPC Imaginarium Awards

04 February 2015

The PPC Imaginarium is a creativity awards platform that ensures exposure for previously unknown and emerging artists and designers, and serves as a platform for the promotion of their creativity and talent.

Concrete.TV speaks to Daniel van der Merwe, Architect at PPC Ltd on the event and how it has become such an inspirational event, showcasing thought provoking work.

The exhibition will be hosted by UJ Arts & Culture during January 2015. The official opening and announcement of the winners in each category took place on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the UJ Art Gallery. The exhibition is open to the public from 23 January to 13 February 2015.

This prestigious annual Awards programme focuses on six art and design categories namely fine art sculpture, jewellery, industrial design, film, architecture and fashion, with the first exhibition including works of 96 finalists selected nationally from 477 shortlisted submissions. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of R50 000 and the overall winner R100 000.

The Award is unique in its combination of offering financial benefits, mentoring, workshops, exhibition opportunities and promotion in the media as well as allowing for online exposure and sales. PPC Ltd is known as one of the foremost supporters of emerging creative talent in South Africa. It is another demonstration of PPC’s recognition that art and design are major contributors to innovation.

Public educational talks on Innovation and Creativity will be presented by thought leaders in the world of art and design.

The exhibition will be on public display at the Design Indaba, ICCCT, and Cape Town for the duration of the Design Indaba Expo from 27 February until 1 March 2015. A preview cocktail function is organised by the Design Indaba for the evening of Thursday 26 February. During this event the overall PPC Imaginarium winner will be announced and a cash prize of R100 000 awarded.

The final exhibition will be in collaboration with the Young Blood Gallery at 70 Bree Street, Cape Town and will open as part of the First Thursday CT activities on Thursday, 5 March 2015. Open to the public until Saturday 21 March 2015.
www.Concrete.TV. Camera footage of event supplied by PPC Ltd. Edit: Nawaal Deane. Text: Adrienne Taylor 
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