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PPC YOUNG CONCRETE SCULPTOR AWARDS (article first published : 2007-10-24)

Some 19 works of art, with concrete as the main medium, have been selected for the prestigious PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards, hosted annually by the Association of Arts Pretoria. The competition is open to sculpting students 18 years and older, or those with no formal training who have recently become acquainted with concrete as a media.

“It has been extremely encouraging to see the growth in the competition and the quality of works submitted for this year’s PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards,” says Pieter van Heerden, director of the Association of Arts Pretoria.

The panel of judges were particularly impressed by the level of sophistication displayed in the use of the medium concrete, with entries exhibiting exciting applications of texture, pigment use and shading.

“As part of the Awards, PPC hosts technical education workshops around the country to assist artists young in the art of concrete sculpting to master the medium and experiment with new technologies,” adds Pieter van Heerden. “The diverse range of methods applied in the entries to this year’s awards shows these workshops are making a contribution to the refinement of the medium in South Africa. The works selected by the judging panel for the final exhibition will deliver a visually stimulating exhibition rich in both its depth of content as well as craftsmanship.”

The official prize-giving ceremony and exhibition opening will take place at the Association of Arts Pretoria on the evening of October 31. Thereafter the exhibition will run until November 14.

Boasting total prize money of R60,000, the competition is judged in two categories: Best Sculpture on Exhibition and Technical Excellence in Concrete Sculpture. A first prize of R20,000 will be awarded to the two category winners. The runner-up in each category will receive R7,500, with a further two merit awards of R2,500 each presented to artists who demonstrate skill and ability in concrete sculpture.

PPC won the 2005 Business Day/ BASA Long-term Development of the Arts Award for its sponsorship of the annual PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards competition.




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