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|Art student reaches Semi-Final|
Art student reaches Semi-Final
Year 12 fine Art student Alex West Reaches the Semi-Final Round of the ARTiculate Competition
We are delighted that Alex has reached the semi-final round of the ARTiculate competition. She was selected for her talk on Ed Ruscha’s ‘The Music from the Balconies - 1984’. The event was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Alex was well supported by her father, several RES students, Mr Berriman and Mr Field. The adjudicator -The Courtauld’s Dr Barnaby Wright- gave some of his reasons for selecting Alex in his positive feedback. He was impressed with “the quality, approach and analysis of the presentation”. He also praised Alex for her “choice of subject matter and for her insightful, passionate and personal response whilst engaging with the complexity of the work and unlocking it for the audience”.
To see news of the event and more, visit the ARTiculate website.
ARTiculate is a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Education Institute since 2006. Over 3000 sixth form students from 5 UK REGIONS were involved in the competition in 2014. Alex competed against another nine students from the London area in this quarter-final. ARTiculate has already proved to be a fantastic artistic and critical experience for RES students. Participants of the competition take turns to present a 5-10 minute talk on an artwork of their choice, followed by questions about their chosen area. Alex was selected earlier in 2016 from a group including four other RES students (Elizabeth Ghalustians, Emilia Lamkin, Elena Male and Lana Robinson), who competed in the RES heat for the competition.
The competition culminates in March at an education Symposium held at Cambridge University. The Roche Court describes the Symposium as: ‘designed to engage students in looking at and talking about art and architecture, as well as offering an insight into university life.
The day includes:
--Good luck at the National Alex!—
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