The country’s most supportive art and design competition, the PPC Imaginarium Awards, will be showcasing its finalists’ works at the Kwazulu Natal Society of the Arts (KZNSA) Gallery in Durban from 26 September to 15 October 2017. From a pair of concrete sunglasses to a dress made of cement, the exhibition will feature a diverse range of innovative and thought-provoking concrete pieces across the disciplines of Sculpture, Jewellery, Fashion, Industrial Design and Film. The exhibition will also provide visitors with the opportunity to view and engage with the works by the competition’s Overall Winner, Mziwoxolo Makalima, Category Winners and Runners-up.
A project of the innovation department of PPC Ltd, the PPC Imaginarium Awards is an art and design competition in which emerging artists and designers are challenged to demonstrate their creative talent by incorporating Portland cement-based concrete into their respective disciplines. A winner of several BASA Awards, the competition has firmly established itself as the country’s leading career-launching platform for up-and-coming artists.
The KZNSA Gallery is part of PPC Imaginarium’s nationwide travelling exhibition that sees its finalists’ works displayed at a number of auspicious galleries and events throughout the year. Making its way from Johannesburg to Cape Town, this travelling showcase is what makes the awards the most supportive of its kind in South Africa – that and its cash prizes to the value of R500 000, mentorships with influential leaders in the art and design industry and more.
The Call for Entry for the fourth edition of the awards has officially opened and the competition is inviting entries for its 2018 round. With many of its past entrants and finalists becoming recognised in the art and business community, emerging creatives across the country are encouraged to enter the competition. To register for the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards and enter, visit www.ppcimaginarium.co.za.
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