The first PPC Imaginarium Awards exhibition will be hosted by UJ Arts & Culture during January 2015. The official opening and announcement of the winners in each category will take place on Thursday 22 January 2015 at the UJ Art Gallery, UJ Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The exhibition is open to the public from 23 January to 13 February 2015.
This prestigious annual Awards programme focuses on six art and design categories namely fine art sculpture, jewellery, industrial design, film, architecture and fashion, with the first exhibition including works of 96 finalists selected nationally from 477 shortlisted submissions. Winners in each category will receive a cash prize of R50 000 and the overall winner R100 000.
The Award is unique in its combination of offering financial benefits, mentoring, workshops, exhibition opportunities and promotion in the media as well as allowing for online exposure and sales. PPC Ltd is known as one of the foremost supporters of emerging creative talent in South Africa. It is another demonstration of PPC’s recognition that art and design are major contributors to innovation.
Public educational talks on Innovation and Creativity will be presented by thought leaders in the world of art and design.
The exhibition will be on public display at the Design Indaba, ICCCT, and Cape Town for the duration of the Design Indaba Expo from 27 February until 1 March 2015. A preview cocktail function is organised by the Design Indaba for the evening of Thursday 26 February. During this event the overall PPC Imaginarium winner will be announced and a cash prize of R100 000 awarded.
The final exhibition will be in collaboration with the Young Blood Gallery at 70 Bree Street, Cape Town and will open as part of the First Thursday CT activities on Thursday, 5 March 2015. Open to the public until Saturday 21 March 2015.
ABOUT UJ ARTS & CULTURE
UJ Arts & Culture produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes that align to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. The potential impact of arts and culture in supporting and achieving this vision is of critical importance and cannot be underestimated. Arts and culture endeavours offer a symbolic expression of communities and of society as a whole. To this end, and in pursuit of our collective dreams, the achievable ideal and a better tomorrow, UJ Arts & Culture’s Annual Programme creates places and spaces for UJ students, alumni and staff, as well as all South Africans and visitors from across the globe, to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists across the full spectrum of the arts. Irrespective of creed, race, religion, political predilection, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality or preferred gender pronoun; with arms wide open, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us:
Redefine your boundaries.
ABOUT PPC LTD
A leading supplier of cement and related products in southern Africa, PPC Ltd has nine manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe with a current capacity to produce around eight million tonnes of cement products each year. As part of its strategy and long-term plan to grow revenue earned outside of South Africa to 40% of total revenue, PPC is expanding its operations in existing markets and extending its footprint into Algeria, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Rwanda. PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone.
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