Discover ARTiculation 2017


ARTiculation for Year 10 and Year 11 Students


The aim of Discover ARTiculation is to engage Key Stage 4 students in expressing their opinions, thoughts and ideas about art with confidence, and to enjoy researching their chosen piece. Each student is invited to submit (via their school) a 2-3 minute film of themselves speaking about a work of art, an artefact or a piece of architecture of their choice. Judges from the University of Leeds and our partner galleries will view each film, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential before choosing entrants to go forward as finalists.


Finalists will be invited to speak at the Final as part of our Articulating Art & Culture Experience Day for all entrants which will take place at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 12th July 2017.

To enter the competition please email Ellie Johnson for an Information Pack at

The deadline for film entries is Friday 10th March. 

Watch Films from Discover ARTiculation 2016



Discover ARTiculation Prize 2016

adjudicated by Lord Burlington

Discover ARTiculation 2016 speakers with adjudicator Lord Burlington and guest lecturer Prof. Griselda Pollock

Discover ARTiculation 2016 speakers with adjudicator Lord Burlington and guest lecturer Prof. Griselda Pollock


As part of the conference, students were introduced to careers in the arts and options for higher education. The day included an inspiring lecture given by Prof. Griselda Pollock to introduce History of Art, and a careers talk presented by the Association of Art Historians, campus tours and a teacher networking event.

The Finals took place in the afternoon. Six students gave presentations on works of art as diverse as Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater sculpture entitled The Last Supper to photographer Alfred Eisentaedt’s image entitled V-J Day in Time Square. 

Thank you to students and teachers from: Manchester High School for Girls,  Shirebrook Academy, St Albans High School for Girls, St. Bedes Catholic College, Tudor Hall School, Wycombe Abbey.


Feedback from Discover ARTiculation 2016

Discover ARTiculation is great for encouraging pupils’ ‘voice’, and opportunity for self-expression.

Discover ARTiculation is excellent for confidence building, presenting and research. We’ve used film of students during moderation process

Discover ARTiculation encourages students’ passion and enthusiasm in art

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All the students who took part agreed that Discover ARTiculation encouraged them to visit more museums and galleries in the future. Over half of the students said that Discover ARTiculation encouraged them to take Arts subjects in further education.