When I think of concrete, I think of building sites and dirt. The PPC Imaginarium competition has however brought new light to the beautiful possibilies concrete offers, through their design awards programme. By showcasing different pieces made from concrete from many designers, it's clear just how much can be done with this material.
This programme is focused on encouraging talented designers in South Africa, and a better challenge cannot be thought of. There are six creative categories which the judges look at; Industrial Design, Jewellery, Film, Sculpture, Architecture and Fashion.
The winners of the awards were announced at the PPC Imaginarium finalist exhibition at Youngblood Africa, Cape Town, last week Thursday (4 February). The winner of each category received R50 000 and the runner-up received R15 000. Have a look at their website or their Facebook page.
The pieces are simply amazing; who knew you could make such cool things with concrete?
The artworks featured are by:
First photo: Mieke Vermeulen
Second photo: Hester Erasmus
Third photo: Janna Kruger
Fourth photo: Nkhensani Rihlampfu
Fifth photo: Gordon Froud