Thank you for allowing young people, such as myself, to express and share their passions for art. It was a wonderful experience that pushed my presentation skills to the limits! [Student Speaker, 2014]
The Roche Court Educational Trust’s ARTiculation initiative is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. All events are free. The ARTiculation Prize public speaking competition invites sixth form students to give a short presentation on a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Partner galleries and museums host regional heats across the country prior to the finals at The University of Cambridge. Working with leading universities ARTiculation introduces higher education opportunities and our partner organisations offer career advice and student work placements. In partnership with the British Council ARTiculation continues to expand internationally, opening up cross-cultural dialogue.
Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for ARTiculation 2015. If you would like to attend any of our regional heats, please contact us directly for availability. Details of our ten regional heats can be found here.
The Jupiter Artland Education Foundation launched the first ever ARTiculation Scotland on 17 June. Eight participants from Edinburgh and surrounding areas took part, covering a range of topics, from Frans Hals’ Portrait of a Man with a Jawbone in His Hand (1636) to Joseph Beuys’ The Pack. The event was adjudicated by the artist Nathan Coley. For further information and images please see here.
To view the winning presentation by Jodie Williamson, from Boroughmuir High School, on Miyauzaki’s Spirited Away (2001) please see here.
The ARTiculation Prize 2014 took place at Clare College, the University of Cambridge on 1 March and was adjudicated by Edmund de Waal OBE.
To view the ARTiculation presentations please see here.
First Prize Madeleine Onstwedder from St. Paul’s Girls’ School presented on Kazimir Malevich, Painterly Realism of a Boy with a Knapsack – Color Masses in the Fourth Dimension, 1915 Second Prize Stanislaw Braminski from Bedford School presented on Rembrandt van Rijn, Ecce Homo, 1655 Third Prize Anna Vlassova-Longworth from St. Marylebone School presented on Sou Fujimoto, Wooden House, 2006
ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives to include EQA’s, the Arts Award, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.