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.
On 7 March Dr Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain, adjudicated the ARTiculation Finals hosted by Clare College, University of Cambridge. Ten Finalists presented on subjects ranging from Bernini’s Bust of Medusa (c. 1638-48) to Jeff Koons’ Celebration (1994) and we are delighted to announce that the First Prize was awarded to Eleanor Stephens from The Abbey School for her presentation, Cindy Sherman, ‘Untitled #153, 1985.
First Prize Eleanor Stephens for her presentation: Cindy Sherman, Untitled #153, 1985′
Second Prize Ellen Prizeman for her presentation: Anselm Kiefer, Aschenblume (Ash Flower), 1983-97
Third Prize Thomas Leung, for his presentation: The Turbine Hall
All ARTiculation 2015 Finalists’ presentations can be viewed here
In 2015, regional heats were held at nine partner venues across the country. For further information and images on the heats please see here. Additional images can be found on our ARTiculation Facebook page.
In 2015 ARTiculation will be expanding to Ireland, where Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art in Southern Ireland, will pilot the first ever ARTiculation Ireland. We are delighted that this will be hosted by the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork on 7 May 2015 and will be adjudicated by the artist Dorothy Cross.
For further information on Lismore Castle Arts please see here
Examples of past ARTiculation presentations, including ARTiculation Scotland and the ARTiculation Prize 2014 can be viewed here.
ARTiculation supports national academic and vocational initiatives to include EQA’s, the Arts Award, and The Duke of Edinburgh Award.