PPC Imaginarium Awards Exhibition
18th May 2017 – 18th June 2017
at the UJ Art Gallery, APK Campus, Johannesburg
Saturday 20 May 2017 at 10 00
Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 13 00
Saturday 3 June 2017 at 10 00
Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 13 00
The PCC Imaginarium Awards, South Africa’s most supportive arts and design competition, will announce its 2017 winners at a gala event in Johannesburg.
From a total of 869 registered entries to a selection of 55 finalists, the PPC Imaginarium Awards will announce this year’s Overall Winner, Category Winners and Runners-up at a Gala Event hosted on 18 May 2017 at the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The winners were selected from an array of imaginative concrete art and design works spanning the competition’s categories of Sculpture, Industrial Design, Fashion, Jewellery and Film. (No Architecture entries made it to the finalist round this year).
As the country’s most supportive art and design competition, the PPC Imaginarium Awards offers its entrants the chance to win substantial monetary prizes with the aim of being a launch pad for emerging creatives. The competition’s Overall Winner will walk away with a total cash prize of R150 000, while Category Winners and Runners-up will be awarded R50 000 and R15 000 respectively. Furthermore, the winners will earn public exposure by way of a nationwide travelling exhibition, as well as media coverage and mentorships.
A project of the innovation department of PPC Ltd, the PPC Imaginarium Awards challenges artists and designers to express their creative abilities using cement as the primary medium. A winner of several BASA Awards, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has cemented PPC Ltd as a benevolent supporter of art and design in South Africa.
Members of the public will be able to engage with all the finalists’ works at the UJ Art Gallery during a month-long exhibition that will run from 18 May 2017 until 15 June 2017. After this, the finalists’ works will travel to a number of galleries and events across the country, including 100% Design South Africa, the Turbine Art Fair and the KZNSA Gallery.
After UJ Art Gallery, the exhibition will move to…
Turbine Art Fair – 13th July 2017 – 16th July 2017
100% Design South Africa – 9th August 2017 – 13th August 2017
Nirox Workshops – July 2017
KZNSA Gallery – 26th September 2017 – 15th October 2017
Image: Retrograde cement clock (detail) by Ryan Roberts and Ingrid Jones Roberts (Industrial Design entry)