Archive: Issue No. 74, October 2003

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Winners of PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards announced

Now in its twelfth year, the annual PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards held its prize-giving ceremony at the Association of Arts Pretoria on October 6. Albazini van Wyk was declared the winner of the Best Sculpture on Exhibition and awarded a prize worth R10 000. His work, Eject, depicts a helicopter that appears to be lifting a huge net filled with a variety of found objects.

Runner-up in this category was Cornelia Stoop, a second-year student at Pretoria Technikon, awarded a prize of R500 for her sculpture Speenvarkie (or Suckling pig). Winner in the Technical Excellence in Concrete Sculpture category was Bevan Thornton, a 4th year Fine Arts student at the Pretoria University, for his work entitled Defenceless. Runner up in this category was Francois Visser, also a student at Pretoria University.

Merit Awards were given to Sonya Rademeyer and Kenau Botha. The judges for this year's event were sculptor André Prinsloo, sculptor and past winner Angus Taylor, UNISA Art Historian Dr Eunice Basson, PPC Brand investment Officer Lomar´┐Ż van Wyk and Association of Arts Pretoria Gallery Director Pieter van Heerden.

The works will be on show at Pretoria's Association of Arts until October 16.