Be amazed at what can be created with concrete at these design pop-ups

Hosted by established art galleries around SA, the PPC Imaginarium Awards pop-up shows will reveal some of SA's top young design talent

27 March 2019 - 16:14 By Julia Freemantle
This Concrete Stone Ring (Mandala Ring) by Elmare Burger was inspired by Mandala colouring books.
This Concrete Stone Ring (Mandala Ring) by Elmare Burger was inspired by Mandala colouring books.
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The PPC Imaginarium Awards, now in its fifth year, has established itself as a powerful launch platform for up-and-coming local artists and designers.

This annual competition, spearheaded by PPC Cement, challenges creatives in various fields — jewellery, industrial design, fashion, sculpture — to come up with a design that somehow incorporates concrete, thereby broadening the scope of design possibilities using the material, and also demanding creativity from the entrants.

With cash prizes totalling R520k, entrants have a strong incentive to win or be a runner-up in their categories, which means the work produced is sublime. And, thanks to a series of pop-up exhibits around the country, you'll have a chance to see the 2019 finalists' creations firsthand.

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in Cape Town is hosting a exhibit on March 28 and 29, with further pop-ups in the Mother City, Durban, PE, Joburg and Harare, Zimbabwe, to follow. See ppcimaginarium.co.za/events for dates and venues.


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