Cape Town Artists and Designers invited to PPC Imaginarium Awards Workshop

Local artists and designers are invited to the interactive PPC Imaginarium Awards workshop taking place on Saturday, 28 June 2014, from 10h00 to 16h00, at PPC Montague Gardens in Cape Town.

The workshop can accommodate a maximum of 15 people, at a cost of R100 per delegate and will equip you to win your share of over half a million rand in prize money.

The full day practical workshop will demonstrate the versatility and best practices in working with concrete, judging criteria and technical tips that are essential to facilitate the level of entries for the sculpture and jewellery categories. The workshop will be hosted by experts in the arts and concrete industry, including Kay Potts, National Chairperson of the sculpture and jewellery categories and Mfundo Taliwe, Technical Consultant at PPC Montague Gardens.

This year, the competition has evolved from its longstanding PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, which was established in 1992 in partnership with the Association of Arts Pretoria, to the PPC Imaginarium Awards. The competition now comprises six categories that recognise innovation and design in architecture, film, sculpture, fashion, jewellery and industrial design.

Each category winner will be awarded with R50 000 and the runner-up walks away with R15 000. The winners further stand a chance to receive the grand prize of R100 000, at the winners exhibition in February 2015.

In addition to the monetary incentives, the winners will also receiveexhibition opportunities and mentorship from various thought leaders in the respective industries, nurturing them for their career.

“We encourage artists and designers to use the workshop as a platform to rethink the role of art and design with the medium of concrete. The potential of concrete is endless and lies in the person’s creativity and innovation,” said Potts.

The awards are open to South African citizens, resident holders as well as foreign students with study permits, who are not professionally established in their respective fields. Entries may be submitted by individuals or team collaborations, and artists and designers may enter as many categories, with an original artwork for each category.

To book your seat at the PPC Imaginarium Awards workshop or for more information, contact Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on 012 346 3100 or email artspta@mweb.co.za. Bookings close on 20 June 2014.

For more information about the PPC Imaginarium Awards, visit www.ppcimaginarium.co.za.