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Discover ARTiculation returns to Leeds this week

July 11th, 2017

Finalists from Discover ARTiculation 2016 with Lord Burlington and Griselda Pollock

The final for this year’s Discover ARTiculation competition returns to the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies on Wednesday 12 July.

The competition builds on the success of the ARTiculation Prize for sixth formers (held annually at Cambridge University) and is organised alongside partners, the Roche Court Educational Trust and the Devonshire Educational Trust.

Discover ARTiculation has been designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. The competition seeks to engage Year 10 and 11 students, regardless of background or experience, with art and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.

Students from schools across the UK were invited to submit a two to three minute film of themselves speaking about a work of art, an artefact or a piece of architecture of their choice. Adjudicators from the University of Leeds and our partner galleries viewed each film received, looking at content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential.

Six students were chosen from the wide range of entries and they have been invited to deliver seven minute presentations at the final on 12 July at the University of Leeds. Finalists taking part include Key Stage 4 students from the following schools: Abbey Grange Academy (Leeds), Campsmount Academy (Doncaster), Harrow Way Community School (Hampshire), Shirebrook Academy (Mansfield) and St Paul’s Girls’ School (London).

Their presentations will be judged by Kate Brindley, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Chatsworth House and alumna of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Two prizes will be awarded: one for overall presentation skills and one for overall research skills.

Ellie Johnson from the Educational Engagement team in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures said:

“We are really excited about this year’s Discover ARTiculation final and are looking forward to seeing the presentations. This year we have a larger number of school students attending and the programme has been expanded to include taster sessions in History of Art and Museum Studies. Students will also have a guided tour of the campus and see the fantastic new facilities in the recently refurbished School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies building.”

Abigail Harrison Moore, Head of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, said:

After the success of Discover ARTiculation in 2016, we have had more entries this year from incredibly talented and interesting young people. The films were rich in detail, carefully researched and energetically delivered, and it was a very difficult job to choose just six finalists.

“We have a real diversity of art being explored in the presentations in the final on Wednesday, and I am looking forward to seeing how the finalists have turned their films into seven minute, live presentations.”

Image: Finalists from Discover ARTiculation 2016 with Lord Burlington and Professor Griselda Pollock (Tracey Welch Photography)

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