Building confidence and developingskills through looking, thinking and speaking about art.

Articulation has moved to its new home, The National Gallery

Articulation is now based at The National Gallery, London. The programme, established in 2006 by the Roche Court Educational Trust, will constitute a key part of the National Gallery’s work to reach out to communities around the UK and play a bigger role in the wellbeing and education of the nation. To visit their new webpage, please click here.

We wish the ARTiculation team well in this new chapter.

The Roche Court Educational Trust continues to encourage children and young people to ‘look, think and speak’ about art to gain confidence in themselves and their future, through our thriving programme here at the Sculpture Park at Roche Court.


A Brief History of Articulation

The ARTiculation programme began in 2006, established by Madeleine Bessborough, Director of New Art Centre and Lucy Salisbury, then Head of the Roche Court Educational Trust in partnership with the Head of History of Art at Winchester College, Laurence Wolff. Originally the competition was conceived as a tribute to the Art Historian Kenneth Clark, in honour of his commitment to the study and promotion of the arts. In 2006 several local schools were invited to Roche Court to deliver their ARTiculation presentations to an audience of their peers and an adjudicator.

Three years later ARTiculation partnered with the University of Cambridge and it became a national competition, which involves hundreds of students each year. The ARTiculation Prize Grand Final now takes place at Clare College, Cambridge where adjudicators have since included Antony Gormley, Hannah Rothschild, Sir Nicholas Serota CH, Jon Snow and Edmund de Waal. The programme now works in partnership with many galleries and museums in the UK and Ireland to deliver a programme of outreach and an offer for GCSE students, and involves university undergraduates and alumni in developing their careers in art.