Folkestone to Host Regional Heat of Art Appreciation Competition
Regional heats for ARTiculation 2016 have begun, with the first event held in Leeds on Friday 8 January. Further heats will be held over the coming weeks in London, Bristol, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford and Salisbury. The Folkestone heat will take place at Quarterhouse in the Creative Quarter on Thursday 28 January. The 2015 heat was won by Folkestone Academy student Eleana-Jayne Davey, who went on the represent the region at the Cambridge final.
ARTiculation is managed by The Roche Court Educational Trust and is designed to promote young people’s interest in and understanding of art by inviting them to make a presentation about a chosen piece of art, an artefact or piece of architecture. This encourages them to develop skills in individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation.
The ARTiculation competition is made possible by a number of supporters, including The Art Fund, The Kenneth Clark Society, Gerard and Sarah Griffin and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, and has attracted increasing attention as an important national initiative that encourages appreciation of art and helps young people to develop their critical faculties. A BBC documentary about the competition was shown as part of the Culture Show series in early 2014.
For more information about the programme see Roche Court – Articulation
The image shows competitors at the 2015 final, held at Clare College, Cambridge.