Year 12 pupil Amelia wins praise in national ARTiculation competition

Head of Art, Mrs Kirsty Mareau-Jones writes: 

On Wednesday 12 February, Year 12 pupil, Amelia participated in the regional heat of ARTiculation at Roche Court in Salisbury. ARTiculation is national public speaking competition, that focuses on art and art history. Amelia was selected to represent Clayesmore after an initial internal heat at school. She chose to speak about a painting by Graham Sutherland entitled ‘Devastation, 1941; An East End Street’. Amelia’s analysis of the painting was sophisticated and mature. It offered the audience a deeper insight into the meaning and motivations behind the work. She also made interesting historical connections to events and the work of other artists. We are delighted that she represented Clayesmore this year.

The organisers and judges of ARTIculation sent us some glowing feedback about Amelia which we would like to share:

It was a real pleasure to meet Amelia and to listen to her presentation, please pass on our congratulations for her brilliant presentation.  Olivia Warham congratulated all speakers for the absolutely amazing standard of presentations, stating how difficult it had been to select one speaker to go forward. 

In particular, Olivia Warham praised Amelia for her detail, structure and her ‘really interesting’ look into depths of the image. We all hope that Amelia is feeling very proud her amazing achievement. We are so grateful for your support of the ARTiculation programme and look forward to welcoming you to ARTiculation 2020!’

Timothy Revell Mst Oxon, ARTiculation Communications and Outreach Officer