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ARTiculation 2019

Karen Smith

ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition, which promotes and supports young people to look, think and speak about art, will hold the South East Regional Final at the New Art Centre on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 2-5pm.


The Regional Final will see students aged between 16 - 19 delivering ten minute-presentations about a work of art, architecture or an artefact of their choice in front of an audience and an adjudicator. We wish the very best of luck to Canford Upper Sixth pupil, Loveday Pride who is presenting on the subject ‘Is the concept of Trophies in Art still important and relevant today?’ Loveday’s presentation will focus on portraiture and how wealth and status has been portrayed through art over history.


Other schools taking part are Andover College, Avonbourne School, Bournemouth and Poole College, Burgate School, Clayesmore School, Heathfield School, Lord Wandsworth College, St. Swithun’s School.


Olivia Warham, Director, Waging Peace will adjudicate this final.


This year’s Regional Finals will take place at an array of England’s top museums and galleries including: The BALTIC, The Whitworth, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Folkestone Quarterhouse, Plymouth College of Art, The Ashmolean Museum, New Art Centre, Spike Island and The National Gallery. Successful students at Regional Finals will be invited to present at the Grand Final at Clare College, Cambridge.


Olivia Warham will select one student to go through to the Grand Final at Clare College, University of Cambridge on 1 March 2019.


The Grand Final will be adjudicated by Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director, V & A Museum.


Over 1,000 students enter The ARTiculation Prize in England every year.


For further information about ARTiculation, please visit 

UPDATE following The Regional Final

Adjudicator, Olivia Warham congratulated all speakers for the absolutely amazing standard of presentations, stating how difficult it had been to select one speaker to go forward.

Loveday was not selected to go through to the Grand Final, however, she should feel incredibly proud to have reached this stage. In particular, Olivia Warham praised Loveday for her great research and her inclusion of both past and present.

ARTiculation Prize 2019: Loveday Pride on Jan van Eyck's 'The Arnolfini Portrait' from Roche Court Educational Trust on Vimeo.


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