ARTiculation Prize 2020 hurdles over Halfway Point
The ARTiculation Prize has seen twelve of seventeen Regional Finals & Heats across the nation with five Grand Finalist being declared in Folkestone (Quarterhouse), Manchester (the Whitworth), Birmingham (The Barber Institute), Gateshead (BALTIC), and Norwich (The Sainsbury Centre). Hitherto topics have ranged from Alexander McQueen and Yayoi Kusama to Leonardo.
Upcoming Regional Finals & Heats in Milton Keynes (MK Gallery), London (The National Gallery), Cornwall (National Maritime Museum) and Oxford (Ashmolean) will see an additional three speakers be nominated as Grand Finalists. The ARTiculation Prize 2020 Grand Final will be hosted by Clare College, Cambridge on Fri 13 March and will be adjudicated by Sir Nicholas Serota CH.
ARTiculation Prize 2020 Internal Heats in Full Swing
Internal School Heats, which will see 1,000 presentations around the country, are in full swing with a large majority of Heats completed. Schools are now nominating their speaker for the upcoming ARTiculation Prize 2020 beginning in the New Year (9 Jan – 13 March see here for full dates). Speakers present a 10-minute presentation on a work of art, architecture or artefact and must first compete internally, wherefrom students continue on to Regional Heats & Finals in museum and galleries across the nation, culminating the Grand Final on 13 March at Clare College, Cambridge. This year’s Grand Final adjudicator is Sir Nicholas Serota CH, Chair, Arts Council England.
ARTiculation Winner Films with HENI TALKS
ARTiculation Grand Final Winner Zach Taylor (Abbey Grange Academy) has filmed his award-winning presentation with art film makers HENI Talks who have filmed with such experts as Martin Kemp, James Fox and Caroline Campbell. This is the first time HENI Talks has ever filmed with a sixth form student. Dr. Tristram Hunt (Director V&A) awarded Zach the Grand Final Winner at Clare College, Cambridge on 1 March 2019. Dr Tristram Hunt later called the presentation ‘a stunning account’ of the artist. See it now:
ARTiculation is pleased to announce that the application for the ARTiculation Prize 2020 will be opening in June 2019. Please follow our mailing list and social media accounts (@articulationprize) where we will be announcing the upcoming Prize events and deadlines. For our outreach programme, Discovery Days, designed to promote looking, thinking and speaking about visual culture in local galleries and museums, which has been particularly successful providing winners at every stage including two Grand Finalists in 2019, see here.
ARTiculation Prize 2019 winner announced!
The winner of the ARTiculation Prize 2019 was announced at Clare College, University of Cambridge on Friday 1 March by Dr Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A Museum.
Zach Taylor (Abbey Grange School, Leeds) was awarded First Prize for his extraordinarily poetic and moving talk on Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait aged 51/53, 1657-59. Zach Taylor is the first student to win ARTiculation’s Discovery Challenge – for GCSE students – to then continue on and win the ARTiculation Prize. Second Prize was awarded to Lottie Simpson (Kingsdale Foundation School, London) for her sophisticated presentation on Marina Abramović’s Rhythm 0 (1974), and Third Prize was awarded to Oliver Garland (Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Lincolnshire) for his critically engaged presentation on Richard Hamilton’s Kent State (1970).
Other Grand Finalist schools included Caterham School (Surrey), Cheltenham Ladies’ College (Gloucestershire), King Edward VI School (Warwickshire), Southmoor Academy (Tyne and Wear), St Swithun’s School (Hampshire), Wychwood School (Oxfordshire), Young Curators group at the Cornwall Regimental Museum (Cornwall).
ARTiculation Prize 2019 hits Birmingham, Gateshead and Manchester
Sunny Gateshead welcomed six speakers for the North East Regional Final at The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on 22 January. Everything from Baroque portraiture to The Reichstag (the German Parliament building) made adjudicator George Vasey’s job extremely arduous. After intense deliberation, Vasey awarded first prize to Margot Stead (Southmoor Academy) for her erudite analysis of Mark Rothko’s ‘The Seagram Murals’; second prize to Hannah Glanville for her descripotion of feminiety in Andy Warhol’s ‘Jackie’; third place to Amy Smith for a personal peregrination through Simon Verelst’s ‘Nell Gwyn (1670). All three winners had taken part in ARTiculation Discovery Days, two at the BALTIC and one at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle.
Thank you to participating schools: Ampleforth College, ArtMix, Barnard Castle School, Heaton Manor School, Royal Grammar School, Southmoor Academy, St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy
The Barber Institute for Fine Arts in Birmingham hosted the West Midlands Regional Final 16 January. The Art Deco theatre saw extraordinary presentations ranging from Damien Hirst to philosophical musings on René Magritte. Adjudicator Charlotte Higgins awarded Peter Lord (King Edward VI School) first place for his moving talk on Christopher R.W. Nevinson’s ‘Paths of Glory’ (1917). Second place went to Natassia Nevill for a heartfelt presentation on Andy Warhol, whilst third place was awarded to Elliott Brown for his metaphysical ideas on René Magritte.
Thank you to participating schools: Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, City of Wolverhampton College, Derby High School, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, King Edward VI School, The King’s School, Worcester.
MORE ARTiculation Prize London Heats: The Courtauld Institute of Art and The Royal Academy of Arts
The Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre was witness to ARTiculation’s second London Regional Heat before its transformation as part of the The Courtauld’s ‘Courtauld Connects’ project. The theatre was bristling with fervour over the presentations on non-western art, such as Japanese Art and the relatively unknown Iraqi artist Sadiq Toma (delivered by Lubna Elgenby). Winners were Alexander Ballinghall (Harrow School) for his methodical examination of Masao Yamamoto, ‘0845, from Nakazora’ (1998) , and Sylvia Carrington (The Grey Coat Hospital) for an exciting look into the world of German Expressionism via Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, ‘Aristin Marcella’ (1910).
Thank you to participating schools: Ashcroft Technology Academy, Bellerbys College Brighton, The Grey Coat Hospital, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Harris Academy St John’s Wood, Harrow School, Lady Eleanor Holles School, Three Rivers Academy, Worth School.
The first of two Heats at the Royal Academy of Arts brought dramatic presentations of, as one speaker put ‘murder and seduction’ (in reference to Artemisia Gentileschi). Students engaged in heavy hitting topics from Hitler, Mao, T.E. Lawrence to the destruction of Eva Rothschild sculptures. Adjudicator, President of the Royal Academy, Christopher Le Brun eventually settled on two winners to advance to the London Regional Final at The National Gallery on 15 February: Isabella Mason (Emanuel School) who spoke compellingly on Adamantios Diamantis, ‘The World of Cyrpus’ (1972), and Ines Penaud who gushed eloquently on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Hollywood Africans’.
Thank you to participating schools: Eltham Hill School, Emanuel School, Epsom College, Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Notting Hill and Ealing High School, Queen’s Gate School, Riverside School, Sandringham School, Townley Grammar School, Wycombe Abbey
The second of two Heats at The Royal Academy of Arts saw, once again, a vast variety of themes, including book illustration (Where the Wild Things Are) to Classical sculpture. Audience members were gripped at the passion and excitement of all the speakers, who delivered with poise and real distinction. Winners were Erza Jackson (Wilsons School), who humorously detailed the Pediment of the Temple of Sulis Minerva (60 CE), and Freya Mears (Ibstock Place School) who took the audience on a journey through Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz’s ‘The Art Show’ (1977).
Thank you to participating schools: City of London Academy Southwark, Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Highgate School, Ibstock Place School, Latymer Upper School, North London Collegiate School, St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, Westminster School, Wilsons School
ARTiculation Prize 2019 begins #SWEEPINGTHENATION
The first London Regional Heat out of five and the first ARTiculation Prize event of fifteen Regional Heats & Finals kicked off at the Whitechapel Gallery in London on 9 January. Members of the audience were rightly in rapture as nine students from an array of different state and independent schools put forth their most passionate young people. Compellingly presentations were heard on everything from Johann Zoffany to Tracey Emin. Kate Church, Series Producer and Director at HENI Talks, was aghast at finding a winner amongst the, to use her words, ‘inspiring and impressive’ students. She would go on to say ‘I don’t know if I would have demonstrated such composure and maturity [at that age]’. The winners, which will go on to the London Regional Final at The National Gallery, London (15 February) were Victoria Morgan Couch (Bancroft’s School) for her moving interpretation of Tracey Emin’s ‘Sad Shower in New York’ (1995), and Lottie Simpson (Kingsdale Foundation School) for her personal experience and analysis of Marina Abramovic’s ‘Rhythm O’ (1974).
Thank you to all the participating schools: Bancroft’s School, Brampton Manor Academy, Camden School for Girls, Farlington School, Godolphin and Latymer School, Kingsdale Foundation School, Newham Sixth Form College, South Hampstead High School, University College School
ARTiculation Discovery Days 2018 – #sweepingthenation – A Review
Keep up to date with the ARTiculation Discovery Days 2018 and see more pictures on our
WAYS OF SEEING Conference, The National Gallery, London
The Ways of Seeing conference hosted by the Association for Art History took place at the National Gallery on 24 November with ARTiculation playing a key role. Lewis Duncan, an alumnus of ARTiculation 2017, took to the stage to deliver his talk on the Balfron Tower during the morning speaking events, proving to be extremely popular. Our alumni network is showing its strength and with more alumni coming to Discovery Days at the end of November and early December we have seen robust engagement.
In the afternoon, ARTiculation ran a shortened Discovery Day (pictured), working with the painting Allegory of Venus and Cupid by Bronzino from 1545, an Medician puzzle that students took immense pleasure in deciphering, an exercise that was probably not much different from how it was viewed and unravelled in the Renaissance!
Follow us on Instagram @articulationprize to see Highlights, Stories, and up-to-date posts on ARTiculation #sweepingthenation
Discovery Days!! ARTiculation Sweeping the Nation!
It has been a busy month for the ARTiculation team, having travelled from Kent (Turner Contemporary) to Newcastle (Laing Art Gallery) and back again delivering Discovery Days, literally sweeping the nation.
ARTiculation Discovery Days started in November in Norwich at the Sainsbury Art Centre for Visual Arts. The students took part in a peripatetic journey of discovery throughout the space and later presented on the experience of the built environment as architectural tool of exploration. This is a major part of what ARTiculation enables, not only are students faced with artworks, but they are physically put into galleries, museums and architectural environments, in which they must consider the larger implications of ‘space’ and ‘art’ and how these interplay, highlighting once again, the paramount significance of getting young people into their local art institutions.
The built environment has been a theme in this year’s Discovery Day explorations, as students have had the chance to look at blueprints from the Art Deco inspired BALTIC in Gateshead, to critically engaging with one of England’s first modernist buildings at the De La Warr Pavilion, and of course the more contemporary Sainsbury Art Centre.
Moreover, there has been a large emphasis on the analysis of how art is displayed in galleries. Students presented beautifully on the juxtaposition of Simon Verelst’s portrait of Nell Gwyn from 1670 with more modern portraits of celebrities in the exhibition Exposed at The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle on 22 November, the first Discovery Day ever at the Laing. Kettle’s Yard, also their first Discovery Day, posed the question about how the art of Alfred Wallis, seen in a narrow hallway, effects the viewership of images. Spaces at the Turner Contemporary and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry also became major parts of focus. In all cases, students performed extraordinarily, giving their talks in front of gallery and museum curators; and often in front of the artworks themselves,
ARTiculation goes International (again!)
ARTiculation went international, hitting Dublin, Ireland. ARTiculation held a Partner’s Day to train staff, museum officials, and educators on the Articulation Prize and Discovery Days. This will enable a more independent version of ARTiculation being able to run in Ireland with minimal on-site assistance from ARTiculation staff based in England. The day saw participants act as students and present Discovery Day-style presentations of objects at Kilmainham Gaol & Courthouse.
ARTiculation + Art Out Loud at Chatsworth
Friday 21 September at Chatsworth
Three ARTiculation Alumni kick started kick start this year’s Art Out Loud Festival at Chatsworth with Inspired by Buildings, a series of talks on architecture. Tia Grant, 2018 participant delivered a presentation on The Crystal (2012) by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Stewart Knights shared his passion for the Eden project with us, while Lewis Duncan, who took part in the ARTiculation Prize 2017, spoke on Erno Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower (1967).
This was the first year that ARTiculation was a part of this renowned three-day festival, which this year’s exciting programme included Turner Prize winner, Lubaina Himid; RIBA Stirling Prize winner, Alex de Rijke as well as former ARTiculation Adjudicators, Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection; Kate Brindley, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Chatsworth; and Lord Burlington.
In July young students from Year 5, Farlington School, Horsham took part in their own internal Mini ARTiculation competition. Organised by Mrs Huntsman as part of students coursework in visual literacy students spoke on a range of artists from Van Gogh to Delacroix!
You can watch the videos here
Fifteeen alumni joined us for a walking trail around a collection of artist studios, contemporary galleries and exhibition spaces around Hoxton and Old Street. Highlights included meeting Simon English ahead of his exhibition opening of new work at the fantastic Peer Gallery. Director, Ingrid Swenson also gave us an insight into reaching out to the local community. Nicola Tassie told us about how Standpoint studios have weathered the extreme changes to the old street area and kept a thriving artistic space alive. We were shown intricate and time consuming letter presses and paper conservation. Parasol unit generously hosted us in their beautiful urban garden where the group discussed art, education, access and inspiration!
Discover ARTiculation Challenge Final
Wednesday 11 July 2018
University of Leeds
Adjudicated by Nicky Bird, Reader in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Glasgow School of Art
First prize awards were given for overall presentation skills and for overall research skills. Sophia Ispahani from Wycombe Abbey School who spoke on Bas Jan Ader, I’m Too Sad to Tell You, 1971 and Zach Taylor from Abbey Grange Academy who spoke on Edward Hopper, New York Movie, 1929 were awarded these prizes.
Congratulations to students from Abbey Grange Academy, Farlington School, Riverside Academy, Shirebrook Academy, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School, Sprowston Community Academy and Wycombe Abbey School.
The Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair Art Weekend
Saturday 30 June 2018, 2.30pm
Ann Gilmore, Young People & Teachers Programmer, Royal Academy of Arts chaired a conversation with ARTiculation Alumni as part of the Mayfair Art Weekend, 30 May – 2 July. The Mayfair Art Weekend is a celebration of galleries based in Mayfair, hosted by the Royal Academy. Four of the ARTiculation Alumni from 2014 – 2018 took part and discussed the future of the art world and arts education.
ARTiculation Alumni Gallery Trail
Friday 20 July 2018, 11am – 3.30pm
Starting at Parasol unit, N1 7RW, we will be visiting several local galleries and getting behind the scenes tours and introductions from those that work there.
This event is open to all ARTiculation Alumni and Alumni can apply for a travel bursary to help with travel costs to London. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SPoKE: Submit your film!
SPoKE, the Art Documentary Competition, is up and running again for 2019. The competition invites Year 11 and Sixth Form students to submit a short, documentary film on a single work of art. Full details can be found here: SPoKE 2019 Information. For further information contact email@example.com / 01344 296600
ARTiculation + Oracy at The Great Oracy Exhibition
Thursday 22 March 10 – 3pm
At School 21, Stratford
ARTiculation are delighted to be taking part in The Great Oracy Exhibition, organised by Voice 21 at School 21. We will be presenting a workshop for teachers and showcasing an ARTiculation Presentation. The programme for the day is packed with opportunities for teachers to find out more about hot to introduce and integrate oracy into their teaching and schools. Sessions will be delivered by The Economist Foundation, The ESU and many more and guest speakers include Jon Snow, Journalist, Channel 4 and Anushka Asthana, Journalist, The Guardian
ARTiculation Prize 2018 Grand Final
Friday 9 March 2018
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Adjudicated by Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chair of the Art Fund and Master of Pembroke College
Congratulations to the nine speakers on reaching the Grand Final of ARTiculation 2018
First Prize Evie Faber, Diane Arbus, A Young Man in Curlers, 1966
Second Prize Skai Campbell, Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!?, 1963, St. Olave’s Grammar School
Third Prize Jorge McCready, Quentin Matsys, The Ugly Duchess, 1513
Lili Munoz, Abbey Grange C of E Academy
Natalie Sands, Kesteven and Sleaford High School
Phoebe Long, St Swithuns School, Hampshire
Annie Lee, Lady Eleanor Holles School, London
Jorge McCready, Kind Edward VI, Warwickshire
Mustapha Malik, Colston’s School, Birstol
Evie Faber St Edwards School, Oxfordshire
Diana Karikis, Laing Art Gallery
Skai Campbell, St Olave’s Grammar
The ARTiculation Grand Final and Conference was attended by 170 guests including teachers, students, universities and guests. Students went on tours of the Cambridge’s art collections and architecture led by undergraduates. Eleven universities from across England came to present at the Univeristy Fair and six universities gave taster lectures to students and teachers.
ARTiculation Wiltshire Regional Final
Tuesday 6 March 2018
New Art Centre
Adjudicated by Emma Goltz
Congratulations to speakers from Bournemouth and Poole College, Christ the King College, Clayesmore School, Maiden Erlegh School, St Mary’s Shaftesbury, St Swithun’s School, The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, Winchester College
First Prize Phoebe Long, Egon Shiele, Cardinal and Nun (Caress), 1912
Second Prize George Timms, Lorena Cosaba, Abuela, c.2011
Third Prize Krystof Jirku, The Sedlec Ossuary, 18th-19th century
ARTiculation London Regional Final
Friday 2 March 2018
The National Gallery
Adjudicated by Dr Gabriele Finaldi
Congratulations to speakers from Brampton Manor Academy, Dulwich College, Emanuel School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Lady Eleanor Holles, St Paul’s Girls’ School, The Grey Coat Hospital School, Townley Grammar School.
First Prize Annie Lee, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future, 2001
Second Prize Tomisin Osibona, Archibald Motley, The First One Hundred Years…, c.1963-72
Third Prize Fox White, Sol Le Witt, Wall Drawing 1: Drawing Series II 18 (A&B), October 1968
ARTiculation West Midlands Regional Final
Wednesday 28 February 2018
The Barber Institute of Fine Art
Adjudicated by James Lingwood
Congratulations to speakers from Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, City of Wolverhampton College, Derby High School, King Edward VI School, Rugby School, Shrewsbury School and The King’s School Worcester
First Prize Jorge McCready, Quentin Matsys, The Ugly Duchess, 1513
Second Prize Charlie Johns, Jasper Johns, Regrets, 2013
Third Prize Abigail Whittle, Sonia Boyce, Black Female Hairstyles, 1995
Apollo Magazine, March 2018
Speaking up about Art
It is a brilliant, uplifting initiative, which understands how speaking can, and should, be a way of thinking about art, and about how important it is to introduce young people to its public contexts and professional opportunities… Read on
Dr Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo magazine and ARTiculation 2018 adjudicator at The North West Regional Final at the Whitworth, Manchester
ARTiculation Central Southern Regional Final
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Adjudicated by Jo Baring
Congratulations to speakers from St Clare’s School, St Edward’s School, Godalming College, St Helen and St Katherine and Oxford Spires Acamdey
First Prize Evie Faber, Diane Arbus, A Young Man in Curlers, 1966
Second Prize Karolina Krzeczkowska, Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, Barbican Estate, 1982
Third Prize Evelyn Butcher, Paul Nash, We Are Making A New World, 1918
ARTiculation South West Regional Final
Monday 19 February
The Holburne Museum, Bath
Adjudicated by Dr Chris Stephens
Congratulations to speakers from Cheltenham Ladies College, Colston’s School, Cotham School, Exeter College, New College Swindon, Plymouth College of Art, Ralph Allen, Redmaids’ High School and Royal High School, Bath.
First Prize Mustapha Malik, Narciso Contreras, A Human Marketplace.
Second Prize Morgan Wallace, Piano and Rogers, Pompidou Centre, 1971-77
Joint Third Prize Rhiannon Davies, Ai Wei Wei, A Ton of Tea, 2007 and Emmanuel Campion-Dye, Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937
ARTiculation East of England Regional Final
Tuesday 6 February
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Adjudicated by Lady Frances Sorrell
Congratulations to speakers from Bedford School, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Jane Austen College, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, New Hall School, Norwich School and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form.
First Prize Natalie Sands, Lawrence Weiner, To See and Be Seen, 1972
Second Prize Christian Noble, Rei Kawakubo, Comme Des Garçons, Roses and Blood, 2015
Third Prize Eloise Hipper, Marcus Harvey, Myra, 1995
ARTiculation Alumnus Benji Kandler
discusses why he took part in ARTiculation, why he loves Goldsmiths and what he has gained from the ARTiculation Alumni Network
Read more on the Association For Art History website
We are halfway through ARTiculation 2018!
The team has travelled over 2,000 miles celebrating the voices of the young. We have held 7 events and welcomed over 500 guests, 47% of which were visiting the host venue for the first time. We have heard over 10 hours of inspiring, energized, well researched and powerfully delivered talks from 56 young people.
ARTiculation 2018 Kent Regional Final
Wednesday 31 January 2018
Adjudicated by Adam Chodzko, Artist
Congratulations to speakers from Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School, The Skinners’ School, St. Olave’s Grammar School, St Anselm’s Catholic School, Eastbourne College, Caterham School, Benenden School, Guildford High School and The King’s School Canterbury.
First Prize: Skai Campbell, Roy Lichtenstein, Whaam!?, 1963, St. Olave’s Grammar School
Second Prize: Abi Lockwood-Morris, Tracey Emin, Everyone I have ever slept with 1963-1995, 1995, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
Third Prize: Millie Sucharitkul, Katie Murphy, It’s Not Benign, 2013, Benenden School
ARTiculation 2018 North West Regional Final
Wednesday 24 January 2018
The Whitworth Art Gallery
Adjudicated by Dr Thomas Marks, Editor of Apollo Magazine
Congratulations to the speakers from Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Alderley Edge School for Girls, Bolton School Boys’ Division, Loreto Sixth Form College, King David High School, Manchester High School for Girls and Stockport Grammar School.
First place: Lili Munoz for her presentation on Cueva de Los Manos (The Cave of Hands), circa 11000BC
Second place: Connie Baxendell for her presentation on Jean Michel Basquiat, Riding with Death, 1988
Third place: Stewart Knights for his presentation on The Eden Project
ARTiculation 2018 North East Regional Final
Tuesday 23 January 2018
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts
Adjudicated by Sarah Munro, Director of BALTIC
Congratulations to the speakers from Heaton Manor School, BALTIC Artmix, Laing Art Gallery and Royal Grammar School Newcastle Upon Tyne who gave spirited ARTiculation presentations at the Regional Final.
First place: Diana Karikis for her presentation on Olafur Eliasson, The Weather Project, 2003
Second place: Emma Cogan for her presentation on Karon Davis, Pain Management, 2016
Third place: Isobel Leonard for her presentation on Artists as activists
Runner up: Wulfrun Godson for her presentation on Francis Bacon, Two Figures with a Monkey, 1973
Runner up: Carolyn Dickinson for her presentation Joe Tilson, Nine Elements, 1963
The ARTiculation 2018 Prize is underway!
The four London Regional Heats have taken place at Whitechapel Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Leighton House Museum and Saatchi Gallery. 35 students have spoken passionately and eloquently about art, architecture and one or two artefacts!
ARTiculation Discovery Days and Support Sessions Round Up
This term a record number of students have taken part in our outreach activities. Over 600 students have taken part in ARTiculation Discovery Days and Support Sessions. 38 sessions have taken place in museums, galleries, universities and schools.
The outreach sessions are designed to build students’ confidence to communicate their ideas and to speak in public. We do this through close observation, analysis and questioning of art work.
Curators, educators, archivists and gallery directors have generously given their time to students who are asked to interview them on specific art works in their collection.
Congratulations to students who have taken on many new challenges on one day – team work, public speaking, primary source research to name a few!
ARTiculation at the Ways of Seeing Conference at The National Gallery
On Saturday 25 November Alex West from Three Rivers Academy gave her ARTiculation presentation on Edward Ruscha’s 1984 painting ‘The Music from the Balconies’ at the Association for Art History’s ‘Ways of Seeing’ Conference. The conference is for A Level students to discover and discuss art and ideas. The day includes talks, discussions and workshops on ways of and thinking about art in relation to a specific theme, this year taking war in art and architecture as the central topic of the conference.
Congratulations to Alex for her fantastic talk.
ARTiculation Alumni at Frieze Masters
On Saturday 7 October Alumni were invited Frieze, to gain first access to the fair on Saturday and to meet, and speak to, the team behind Frieze.
Keziah Goudsmit, Frieze Projects Manager and Lewis Gilbert, gave an insight to the Fair and Amy Sherlock, Deputy Editor of Frieze Magazine, gave alumni top tips on writing about at and her experience at Frieze Magazine.
Alumni have been set a writing brief, and selected students will given a place on Frieze Academy’s course ‘How to Write about Art’.
Teachers Evening at The Holburne Museum, Bath
Monday 2 October 2017 5 – 7pm
The Holburne Museum, Bath
Are you interested in taking part in ARTiculation? Come to the Teachers Evening at the Holburne to find out more, receive support material and ask questions. To book a place, contact Jane Shearn, Learning Administrator, The Holburne Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 388568.
ARTiculation Discovery Days Underway
This term 38 workshops will take place in museums, galleries, schools and universities. ARTiculation Discovery Days develop students’ public speaking skills, research skills, critical thinking and visual analysis through art.
The first workshop took place at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on 12 September. To read Sprowston Schools’ report on the Discovery Day click here.
Discover ARTiculation Final
Wednesday 12 July 2017
University of Leeds
Adjudicated by Kate Brindley, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Chatsworth
First prize awards were given for overall presentation skills and for overall research skills. Rebecca Lingard from Campsmount Academy in Doncaster and Fox White from St Paul’s Girls’ School, London were awarded these prizes respectively.
Congratulations to students from Abbey Grange Academy, Campsmount Academy, Harrow way Community School, Shirebrook Academy, St Paul’s Girls’ School.
The Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair Art Weekend
Saturday 1 July, 1.30pm
Tim Marlow chaired a conversation with ARTiculation Alumni as part of the Mayfair Art Weekend, 30 May – 2 July. The Mayfair Art Weekend is a celebration of galleries based in Mayfair, hosted by the Royal Academy. Six of the ARTiculation Alumni from 2012 – 2017 took part and discussed the importance of arts education, Art History and the vitality of debate and discussion around art as a vehicle to explore complex social, political and historical subjects.
Read more: Mayfair Art Weekend Programme
Godolphin and Latymer School
30 June 2017
ARTiculation ran a workshop at a fantastic event designed to introduce students and teachers to studying Art History at University. The day is particularly aimed at those who have not studied Art History at A Level.
Special guests gave taster lectures and workshops throughout the day and 25 universities were represented at the university fair.
Read the full programme for Discover Art history at University
ARTiculation Italia Final 2017
3 April 2017
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Adjudicated by Mario Codognato
First place was awarded to Ilaria Cendret for her presentation on Tracey Emin.
Second place was awarded to Beatrice Novaro for her presentation on Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Third place to Suela Ajdini for her presentation on Gilbert & George
HRH The Prince of Wales presented ARTiculation awards to 7 Italian students from schools in Rome, Naples, Carrara, Tuscania, Savona, Perugia and Imperia at the Final.
ARTiculation 2017 Final
Watch Sir Antony Gormley’s keynote lecture ‘Making Space’
given on the day of the ARTiculation 2017 Finals here
Clare College, University of Cambridge
Friday 10 March 2017
Adjudicated by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts
Keynote lecture given by Sir Antony Gormley RA
Congratulations to the nine finalist speakers
Felicity MacKenzie from Godalming Sixth Form College
Rose Lovegrove from Plymouth College of Art
Michael Beattie from Southmoore Academy
Anastasia Karamzina from Caterham School
Rebecca Alcaraz from Canford School
Alice Fryman from Manchester High School for Girls
Evie Shipp from Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
Jaynil Patel from Bedford School
Helen Webley-Brown from Ashcroft Technology Academy
First Prize was awarded to Helen Webley-Brown from Ashcroft Technology Academy for her presentation on Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus Sankt Peter, 2014
Second Prize was awarded to Anastasia Karamzina from Caterham School, Frida Kahlo, The Suicide of Dorothy Hale, 1939
Third Prize was awarded to Michael Beattie from Southmoore Academy Hélio Oiticica, Tropicália, 1967
ARTiculation Prize 2017 Press Release
ARTiculation 2017 Regional Heats and London Quarter Finals
South East Regional Heat, New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park
2 March 2017
Adjudicated by Hadrian Ellor-van Dekker
Congratulations to students from Burgate School and Sixth Form, Canford School, Maiden Erlegh School, St Helen and St Katharine’s School, Barton Peveril, Lord Wandsworth College, Dauntsey’s School, Totton College, Christ the King College, Heathfield School
The adjudicator awarded
First place to Rebeca Alcaraz from Canford School
Second place to Lottie Dennis from Burgate School and Sixth Form
Joint Third Place to Kane Lewis from Totton College
West Midlands Regional Heat
27 February 2017
Adjudicated by Dr Stacy Boldrick and Roger Hiorns
Congratulations to students from Wolverhampton ArtForm Youth Group and City of Wolverhampton College, Bushop vesey’s Grammar School, Derby High School, King Edward VI School, Stratford upon Avon, King’s School, Worcester, Lyng Hall School, Rugby School and Shrewsbury School
The adjudicator awarded
First place to Evie Shipp from Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
Second place to Matthew Speechley from King Edward VI School
Joint Third Place to Bryony Adshead from Derby High School and Emily Bowden from Wolverhampton Art Gallery Youth Forum
London Regional Heat at The National Gallery
24 February 2017
Adjudicated by Penny Huntsman
Congratulations to students from Ashcroft Technology Academy, Camden School for Girls, Croydon High School, Godolphin Latymer School, Graveney School, Rydens Enterprise School, St. Marylebone School, St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School
The adjudicator awarded
First place to Helen Webley-Brown from Ashcroft Technology Academy
Second Place to Lewis Duncan from Camden School for Girls
Third place to Benjamin Kandler from Graveney School
Central Southern Regional Heat at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
22 February 2017
Adjudicated by Dr Janina Ramirez
Congratulations to students from Godalming Sixth Form College, St. Clare’s Oxford, St Mary’s ascot, The Abbey School, Tudor hall, Wycombe Abbey School
The adjudicator awarded:
First place to Felicity Mackenzie from Godalming Sixth Form College
Second Place to Lucy Walker from The Abbey School
Third Place to Alexa Woodhouse from Wycombe Abbey School
Folkestone Regional Heat at The Quarterhouse
7 February 2017
Adjudicated by Richard Wentworth
Congratulations to students from The Skinners’ School, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar, Bellerbys College, Brighton, Benedon School, Caterham School and Guilford High School.
The adjudicator awarded:
First Place to Anastaisa Karamzina from Caterham School
Second Place to Alayo Akinkugbe from Benden School
Joint Third Places to Edward Lee from Bellerbys College and Josephine Johnson from Guilford High School
East of England Regional Heat at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
2 February 2017
Adjudicated by Ghislaine Wood
Congratulations to students from Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College, Habadashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Jane Austen College, Bedford School, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Walden School.
The adjudicator awarded:
First Place to Jaynil Patel from Bedford School
Second Place to Isobel Williams from Hills Road Sixth From College
Third Place to Manon Lever from Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls
Newcastle Regional Heat at the BALTIC
26 January 2017
Adjudicated by Laurence Sillars
Congratulations to students from ART MIX, Royal Grammar School, Southmoor Academy and Whitley Bay High School.
The adjudicators awarded:
First Place to Michael Beattie from Southmoor Academy
Second Place to Max Cooper-Clark from Royal Grammar School
Third Place to Cara Lloyd from Art Mix
Manchester Regional Heat at the the Whitworth
25 January 2017
Adjudicated by Rory Brooks CBE and Alison Wilding
Congratulations to students from Birkdale School, Loreto Sixth Form College, Manchester High School for Girls, Sheffield High School and Stockport Grammar.
The adjudicators awarded:
First Place to Alice Fryman from Manchester High School for Girls
Second Place to Lili Jones from Stockport Grammar School
Third Place to Atia Raja from Manchester High School for Girls
London Quarter Final at the Whitechapel Gallery
20 January 2017
Adjudicated by Joanna Stella-Sawicka
Congratulations to students from Bancroft’s School, St Paul’s Girls’ School, NewVIc, Brampton Manor Academy, Camden School for Girls, Welling School, Ibstock Place School, City College Brighton and Hove and St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School.
Two students from Camden School for Girls and St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School will go forward to speak at the National Gallery.
London Quarter Final at the Courtauld Institute of Art
19 January 2017
Adjudicated by Dr Barnaby Wright
Congratulations to students from Epsom College, RES, UCS, Highgate School, Holland Park School, Latymer Upper School, Notting Hill and Ealing School and Upton Court Grammar School for taking part in the London Quarter Final at The Courtauld Institute of Art
Two students from RES and Ashcroft Technology Academy were selected to go through to the Regional Heat at the National Gallery.
Bristol Regional Heat at The Royal West of England Academy
16 January 2017
Adjudicated by Alison Bevan and Mariele Neudecker
Congratulations students from Taunton School, Exeter College, Arthaus, Cheltenham College, Plymouth College of Art, Redmaids’ High School, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School and Cheltenham Ladies College.
The adjudicators awarded:
First Place to Rose Lovegrove from Plymouth College of Art
Second Place to Nina Butslova from Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Third Place to Annabelle Brand from Redmaids’ High School
London Quarter Final at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
12 January 2017
Adjudicated by Prof Juan Cruz
Congratulations to students from South Hampsted High School, Queen’s Gate School, Wallington County Grammar, Kingsdale Foundation School, Godolphin and Latymer School, Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Graveney School and Chigwell School for taking part in the London Quarter Final at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Two students from Queen’s Gate School and Graveney School were selected to go through to the Regional Heat at the National Gallery.
London Quarter Final at The Wallace Collection
10 January 2017
Adjudicated by Dr Lucy Davis
Congratulations to students from Townley Grammar, International School of Creative Arts, The Arts Educational School, Quinton Kynaston School, Croydon High School, Emanuel School, St George’s School, Radnor House School, St Marylebone School and Sandringham School for taking part in the first London Quarter Final at The Wallace Collection.
Two students from Croydon High School and St Marylebone School were selected to go through to the Regional Heat at the National Gallery.