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Diarise now!


2016 holds an exciting line-up of events and a travelling exhibition of the 2015/2016 PPC Imaginarium Exhibition finalists and winners. Here’s a look at important dates, where to submit your work as well as the regional judging panel.

We’re swiftly moving into the closing stages of this year’s PPC Imaginarium Awards and by now we hope all that’s left for you to do is put the finishing touches to your entry… It’s an important time as your physical submissions need to be submitted by 15 January 2016, and regional judging will commence shortly thereafter, in order for us to move into the final phase of the competition.

Below are a few key dates to diarise with regard to the upcoming months. Please take note of the judging location in each area as this where entrants need to submit their work on the 15th of January. Importantly, should you be selected as a finalist your work will form part of the PPC Imaginarium travelling exhibition and be shown in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Highlights of our 2016 diary include showcases at the Turbine Art Fair and 100% Design South Africa – two of the premier events on SA’s creative calendar!

Here’s wishing you all the best, we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

PPC Imaginarium programme 2016

Physical Submissions:

15 January

Regional Judging

From 18 - 25 January

18 January: Pretoria, Pretoria Arts Association

19 January: Johannesburg, UJ Art Gallery, Kingsway Campus

20 January 2016: Durban, KZNSA Gallery, Bulwer Rd

21 January 2016: Port Elizabeth, ARTEC Gallery, Berg Str

22 January 2016: Bloemfontein, Olievenhuis

23 January 2016: Cape Town, Young Blood, Bree Str

1 February 2016: National Judging, CT, Young Blood

Young Blood exhibition opening (category winners announced): 4th February at First Thursday event.

4-26 February 2016: Exhibition at Young Blood Gallery, CT

3-28 March 2016: Exhibition at UJ Art Gallery, JHB Opening date: 3 March 2016. Announcement of overall PPC Imaginarium Winner and call for registrations for 2016 Imaginarium campaign.

1-12 April 2016: Exhibition PTA Arts, PTA Opening date: 1 April 2016

June 2016 (TBC): MOAD, JHB

Mid-July: Turbine Art Fair

Early August: 100% Design

PPC Imaginarium 2016: Judging Panels

Pretoria – 18 January 2016. Pretoria Arts Association, Nieu Muckleneuk

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Aaron Kohn
  4. Adriaan Hugo & Katy Tatlin
  5. Cathy O’Clery (+ final)

Johannesburg – 19 January. UJ Art gallery, Kingsway Campus, Auckland Park

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Aaron Kohn
  4. Annali Dempsey
  5. Adriaan Hugo & Katy Tatlin

Durban – 20 January. KZNSA Gallery, Bulwer Rd.

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Aaron Kohn
  4. Jodi Robertson

Port Elizabeth – 21 January. ARTEC Gallery, Berg Str, PE Central.

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Aaron Kohn
  4. Theresa Hardman
  5. Wayne Mathews

Bloemfontein – 22 January. , Olievenhuis Museum.

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Aaron Kohn
  4. Philippa Tumubweinee (& final)

Cape Town – 23 January. Young Blood,Bree Str, CBD

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Wilma Cruise (& final)
  4. Aaron Kohn
  5. Alayne Reesberg (&final)

National selection of winners, all categories.– 1 February.Young Blood, Bree Str, CBD

  1. Daniel van der Merwe
  2. Stephen Hobbs
  3. Ledelle Moe
  4. Aaron Kohn
  5. Wilma Cruise (& Cape Town)
  6. Cathy O’ Cleary (& Pretoria)
  7. Alayne Reesberg (& Cape Town)
  8. Philippa Tumubweinee (architecture)
  9. Mokoena Makeka (architecture)
  10. Diane Victor (tentative)

Where are the regional judging points?


Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein Tel: 051 447 9609


KZNSA Gallery (Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts), 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban, Kwazulu Natal Tel: 031 277 1705


University of Johannesburg, FADA (Fine Arts Department) Building, Sculpture Department, 1st floor, Bunting Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg Tel: 011 559 1117

Port Elizabeth

ARTEC Gallery, 6-38 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth Tel: 041 585 3641


Association of Arts Pretoria, 173 Mackie Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria Tel: 012 346 3100

Cape Town

Young Blood Africa, 70-72 Bree Street, Cape Town Tel: 021 424 0074

If your work is not selected to be judged at national level, you are responsible to collect it from the regional drop-off point.

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