Discover ARTiculation Challenge

Congratulations to Erica Williams (Year 10), for successfully being selected as a finalist to speak during the ARTiculation Art and Culture Day for KS4 students in July. The aim of Discover ARTiculation Challenge is to engage Key Stage 4 students in expressing their opinions, thoughts and ideas about art. Each student was invited to submit 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 partner galleries judged the films based on, content, structure, delivery and the speaker’s original approach and unique potential before choosing entrants to go forward as finalists.

The adjudicators were wonderfully impressed by the time, effort and engagement shown by all participants in this nationwide competition. So we are absolutely delighted that Erica was elected as one of the eight finalists for this prestigious award.

The judges offered the following feedback on why the eight finalist were selected:

“The eight candidates who were selected by the adjudicators shared, in terms of content, an understanding of their chosen artwork, setting it within its particular political, social and/or cultural context, exploring the artist’s method, materials and intention. They often used details of the image to help demonstrate their statements and/or other images to provide context/contrast, and helped us to look at what they were speaking about more carefully than before. They clearly demonstrated their research process. In terms of structure, they had a clear introduction and conclusion, setting out their ideas in a way that took us on a journey through their thought processes and research. In terms of delivery, the adjudicators awarded points for the ability to engage us in their enthusiasm for the chosen artwork, clarity and the way that they physically enabled the audience to see what they were focussing in on.”