Mayfair Art Weekend

By Kirstie McKernan, student at The Perse School, Cambridge Earlier this month I was delighted to attend the Mayfair Art Weekend. The sun was shining and London was framed in its full glory on such a beautiful day. With a range of events on through out the weekend, the central hub of all things art…

Blurred boundaries: ARTiculation Oxford Regional Heat

         By Chris Neal, ARTiculation Alumni 2016 On Wednesday 22nd February the Oxford heat of the ARTiculation competition was held at the Ashmolean Museum. This was the seventh year that the heat has been held at the Ashmolean, and this year was adjudicated by Dr Janina Ramirez, cultural historian, broadcaster and author….

The Strangeness of Modernity: ARTiculation Folkestone Regional Heat

By Hannah Laws, ARTiculation Alumni 2016 On Tuesday 7th February, the Quarterhouse in Folkestone was host to one of the many regional heats for this year’s ARTiculation Prize adjudicated by Richard Wentworth, artist and former Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. Six students participated in a fight for first prize with a…

Hippocratic Tree: ARTiculation at the Whitworth

Illustration and words by Miriam Dafydd, a 3rd year student at University of Manchester Whilst watching the young presenters talk, the force of their creativity, passion and talent was almost palpable. It was a precious and privileged experience to be introduced to the competitors’ interests, to the ideas they had read about and developed, and presented to us with…

Sea Music: The Story of a Collaboration

Molly Nickson took part in ARTiculation in 2014 and gained first place with her spectacular talk on Henry Moore’s public sculpture, Standing Figure Knife Edge. Here she writes in 3rd Dimension about another famous public sculpture, Anthony Caro’s Sea Music. From a distance, it is difficult to decide whether the edifice is an industrial structure, emerging…

Reflections: Annie Birchenough, ARTiculation Alumni

Four years ago I found myself in front of a large audience, preparing myself to tell them all about Random International’s Rain Room exhibited at the Barbican in 2013. It won’t be a day I forget in a hurry – that feeling of both excitement and slight terror, and most of all awe at my…

An International Approach: History of Art at SOAS

by Yana Shapkina, ARTiculation Alumni 2015   Art is an invisible thread that goes through the core of all societies in the world and links them with their past, present and future. It is a universal language that everyone could speak; it is a discourse that brings people together. Art is a mean of understanding…

Alumni Impressions

On Wednesday 14 December we launched the ARTiculation Alumni Network at The Bomb Factory Art Foundation. Alumni, gathered from the past 10 years of ARTiculation, recorded each other answering questions about ARTiculation and their love of art. Here’s what they had to say…  

Art History at Manchester

Holly Waterhouse, 3rd Year student at Manchester. Holly came to and assisted at an ARTiculation Discovery Day at the Whitworth in September 2016     I’m currently in my third year studying Art History at the University of Manchester and have really enjoyed both the course and the student life experience in Manchester. As well…

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts Reviewed by

Fergus Burnett-Skelding ARTiculation Alumni 2016 As I listened to the last of my competitors at the ARTiculation final 2016, I felt a sinking feeling. I knew my speech, on Jackson Pollock’s ‘Number 11/Blue Poles’ (1952), would not win. My presentation was academically strong, but unlike everyone else’s it lacked a personal angle. I had never…