Feibusch, a pupil at St Swithun’s School, Winchester won the regional heat of
is an initiative designed by Roche Court Educational Trust, Salisbury to
stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art while developing
individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills. The
ARTiculation Prize public speaking competition invites sixth form students to
give a short presentation on a work of art, artefact or architecture of their
choice. Partner galleries and museums host regional heats across the country
prior to the finals at The University of Cambridge.
16 from Farnham won first prize with her presentation about The Bust of Medusa (c. 1638-48) by Gian
Lorenzo Bernini at the New Art Centre in Wiltshire on 3 March. Having
previously won her school heat, Emily was competing against eight other
contestants from other local schools including Winchester College, Godolphin
and Canford. Emily and the other contestants delivered their presentations to
an audience of about 70 people. The adjudicator was Stephen Freeke, director of
the New Art Centre.
Prize heats were held at nine other regional venues. Emily progressed as one of
the ten finalists to speak at the final, which was part of the ARTiculation
Conference at Clare College, University of Cambridge, adjudicated by Dr
Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain. Although Emily was not in the top
three she thoroughly enjoyed the day.
said “I had a fantastic day at the New Art Centre for the regional heat and at
Cambridge for the final. The experience was extremely valuable and inspiring; I
am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be involved”.