Upper Sixth Art Historians took part in the ARTiculation public speaking competition in the Burgess Room in Oakwood.
The international public speaking initiative champions the appreciation and discussion of art, encouraging students to express their opinions, thoughts and reactions to the visual world. Over 4,000 young people from 200 schools participate in ARTiculation events every year.
Our A Level Art History students took part in the first round, sharing their views on an array of art and architecture, from Harry Beck’s iconic London Underground Map to Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s robotic installation Can’t Help Myself. Entries were judged by Emily Christensen of The Courtauld Institute of Art. Congratulations to our winner, Charlotte, who spoke about Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower, and to runner-up, Sophia, on her highly commended talk about Cy Twombly’s Bacchus. Charlotte will now go on to represent South Hampstead at the London regional finals taking place the Whitechapel Gallery in January.