ARTiculation Prize 2018 Final Held in Folkestone
ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition that encourages young people to look, think and speak about art, held its Kent Regional Final at Folkestone Quarterhouse on Wednesday 31 January. Artist Adam Chodzko adjudicated the winner to be Skai Campbell , who chose as his subject Roy Lichtenstein’s 1963 painting “Whaam!?” (1963), based on an image from an American comic book. Skai now goes on to represent the region at the Grand Final at Clare College, University of Cambridge on the 9th of March, 2018.
Folkestone Quarterhouse has hosted a regional final every year since 2012, with participants now coming from well outside Kent’s borders. At this year’s event nine students, all aged between 16 and 19, each made a 10-minute presentation about a work of art, architecture or an artefact of their choice in front of an audience and the adjudicator. Participants came from far and wide, including schools from Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, Caterham, Guildford and Benenden.
At the Grand Final nine student speakers, all selected from participation in similar Regional Finals, will be adjudicated by Lord Smith of Finsbury, Chair of The Art Fund and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Over 1,000 students entered The ARTiculation Prize in England in 2018. The national development of the competition has been supported by significant contributions from the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust. Sir Roger De Haan said: “‘We are pleased that the Trust has been able to play such a key part in ARTiculation’s development, encouraging young people to develop their critical appreciation of art and their public speaking skills”.
Further information about ARTiculation and its development can be seen at http://www.articulation.org.uk/media/articulation.pdf