The finalists and category winners of South Africa’s biggest art and design prize have been announced
The PPC Imaginarium Awards encourage artists and designers to create products using Portland cement–based concrete. Five category winners were selected out of 47 regional finalists and one of them now stands the chance of winning the grand prize of R100 000.
Here they are:
AUGUST DE WET: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
His Beam’s design mimics a lighthouse yet it does away with a visible light source.
JANNA KRUGER: SCULPTURE
Her artwork, Monument – Intimacy, focuses on intimacy between two individuals. The entire sculpture is made from reinforced concrete.
MIGNON DAUBERMANN: JEWELLERY
Mignon’s design was inspired by the anatomy of the body as two rings replicate the shapes and forms of human bones.
HESTER ERASMUS: FASHION
Helen mixed PVC plastic and cement pieces to create her collection.
KYLE GOULDEN: FILM
The film, The Catalyst, showcases the destructive effects of the violence that so often accompanies extremist attitudes.
The PPC Imaginarium Awards exhibition is currently on display in Cape Town until 26 February at the Youngblood Arts & Culture Development.
The winner will be announced at a Gala Evening at the UJ Gallery at the University of Johannesburg in Auckland Park on 03 March, where the exhibition will be on show until 28 March before moving to Pretoria Arts Association from 01-12 April.
Visit ppcimaginarium.co.za for more information