Review of National Museum of Wales – The Power of Land

ARTicle written by ARTiculation Ambassador, Neave Cunningham (University of Cardiff) – Supported by the Art Fund There are few things that I missed more during the lockdown period more than a rainy day visit to a gallery. I was elated when I learned that my ‘local’ museum was finally reopening its doors once again. Having…

Review of Upside Gallery – The concrete jungle of Bournemouth

ARTicle written by Eleanor Ball, ARTiculation Ambassador (University of Lincoln) – Supported by Art Fund The traditional ‘white cube’ indoor gallery has long been the basic mould for contemporary art exhibitions. However, it is also true that galleries and art establishments are trying, more than ever, to expand upon the curatorial rules to produce an…

Review of V&A Dundee and the Mary Quant Exhibition

ARTicle by Alexa Dewar, ARTiculation Ambassador (King’s College London) – Supported Art Fund As I walk in, I’m not sure what to expect. I have ventured to the V&A in Dundee, eager to see an exhibition about fashion. It is one of the first days of reopening. I have to wear a mask – hand…

ARTiculation Ambassador reviews Ashmolean Southern Final

ARTicle written by Farren Fei, ARTiculation Ambassador (University of Oxford) The 2020 Southern Final at The Ashmolean Museum truly encapsulated the spirit of the ARTiculation Prize, founded to encourage young people to talk about visual culture. Each speaker engaged with art in his or her own way. As adjudicator Andrea Rose commented, they brought their…

ARTiculation Ambassador reviews the BALTIC (North East Final)

ARTicle written by Polina Timina, ARTiculation Ambassador (Durham University) I arrive at the BALTIC early. This is the first heat I’ve experienced – I am excited to listen, to learn, to be part of someone else’s artistic identity. On the ground floor of BALTIC is Joy Labino’s superb solo exhibition ‘Our histories cling to us.’…

ARTiculation Ambassador reviews The Barber (West Midlands Regional Final)

ARTicle by Simran Dhond, ARTiculation Ambassador (DeMontfort University) On the 29 January the camera was set up, pamphlets distributed, and tours were being presented through the exquisite galleries of the Barber Institute, while six contestants sat quietly running through their presentations. It was the ARTiculation Prize West Midlands Regional Final. All six talented individuals were…

ARTiculation Ambassador reviews The Whitworth (North West Regional Final)

ARTicle by Adeola Warner, ARTiculation Ambassador (University of Sheffield) 22 January, a gloomy day in Manchester, rain pattering on the windows of the top hall of the Whitworth Art Gallery – a room of considerable grandeur and size. The dark day notwithstanding, the speakers for the ARTiculation North West Regional Final were not phased. The…

ARTiculation Ambassador reviews the V&A

ARTicle written by Alexa Dewar, ARTiculation Ambassador (King’s College London) ‘The V&A applies art to inspire’, said Helen Charman, Director of Learning at the V&A, during her introductory to the ARTiculation Prize 2020 [London Regional Heat] at the V&A. Listening to Charman, I could feel the anticipation in the air. Despite being in one of…