The Courtauld is pleased to host ARTiculation London Heat this month, adjudicated by Dr Wenny Teo and Dr Esther Chadwick. ARTiculation is a national public speaking competition which promotes and supports young people to look, think and speak about art. The first London Heat was adjudicated by Dr Esther Chadwick, a specialist in eighteenth-century British art on Thursday 14 January, and the second London Heat will be adjudicated by Dr Wenny Teo, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art.
As part of the competition, students deliver 10-minute presentations on a work of art, architecture or an artefact of their choice in front of an audience and an adjudicator at museums and galleries, and for the first time in 2021, online. The adjudicators are leading arts and media professionals who are invited to ask a question after each presentation and will give feedback to each student before selecting one speaker to go through to the Grand Final at The National Gallery on 18 March 2021.
ARTiculation is the Roche Court Educational Trust’s internationally acclaimed initiative which champions students, aged between 16 – 19 regardless of background and experience, providing a platform on which students can develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and ideas, through the arts and public speaking. Over 1,000 students enter The ARTiculation Prize in England every year.
The schools taking part in the London Regional Heats are: Ashcroft Technology Academy, Camden School for Girls, Chigwell School, Eltham Hill School, Haberdashers’ Askes’s School for Girls, Harris Academy, Harrow School, Mill Hill School, Newham Sixth Form College, Newstead Wood School, North London Collegiate School, St Olave’s Grammar School, and St Johns Wood.