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PPC YOUNG CONCRETE SCULPTOR (article first published : 2001-08-10)

Artists “young” in the art of sculpting are invited to enter the 10th annual PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards competition. Run under the auspices of the Association of Arts Pretoria and sponsored by PPC Cement, the competition has grown from strength to strength since its inception.

Concrete must be used as the main material for the sculpture but other materials such as wood, bronze and glass may be incorporated. A maximum of three entries per artist may be submitted and a nominal fee of R30 per work is payable to the Association of Arts Pretoria. There are no restraints as to the size of the sculptures, which will be exhibited both inside the gallery and outdoors in the PPC Cement Sculpture Garden at the Association of Arts Pretoria.

This year only two prizes will be awarded - Best Sculpture on Exhibition and Technical Excellence in Concrete Sculpture. The R20,000 prize-money will be shared equally between the winning artists in each category. It was agreed that one artist could in fact win both prizes if his/her work fulfilled all the judging criteria for best sculpture and technical excellence in concrete sculpture.

Works must be submitted to the Association of Arts Pretoria on either September 22, 25 or 26. The official opening of the exhibition and prize-giving ceremony will take place on October 1 with the exhibition of all works entered continuing until October 11.

Further information and entry forms are available from Beth Harris at PPC on (011) 488-1786 or Nandi Hilliard at the Association of Arts Pretoria on (012) 346-3100.




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