Organised by Roche Court Educational Trust, the annual ARTiculation Prize is a nationally acclaimed event designed to engage pupils aged between 16 and 19 in the appreciation and discussion of art. The aim is to develop pupils' confidence and their ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions.
To enter, each competitor is invited to deliver a ten-minute presentation to an interested audience about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. Adjudicators are asked to assess each presentation as a whole, looking at content, structure, delivery, the originality of the speaker’s approach and unique potential.
In 2019, ten Regional Finals will be held across the country. London schools, of which Harrow is one, are required to apply for Regional Heats, where adjudicators will select speakers to go through to the London Regional Final, held at the Courthauld Institute. A student will be selected from each Regional Final to speak at the Grand Final, which is part of the ARTiculation Conference.
Following two heats in early November, the internal final will take place at Harrow on Wednesday 21 November. A Curator from the Royal Collections will attend to cast the final vote, and the participating boys will present on a range of work including Sarah Sze's Hidden Relief, Anthony Van Dyke's King Charles I, Gensler's Shanghai Tower, Robert Rauschenberg‘s Erased de Kooning, Masao Yamamoto's 0845, from Nakazora, 1998, Winifred Knights‘s The Deluge, Ishida Tetsuya‘s Refuel Meal and Aboudia‘s WHAT!.
Homepage image: Anthony Van Dyke's King Charles I (1663)