Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Grace Robinson placed third in The National Gallery’s South Regional Articulation 2022 competition.
The competition is a nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative for young people aged between 14 and 23, designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of visual culture.
Robinson competed at the South Regional in Salisbury’s New Art Centre, delivering her 10 minute presentation on Frida Khalo’s 1932 work The Flying Bed.
“We couldn’t be prouder!”
Speaking on her student’s success, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Subject Leader for Fine Art, Kirsty Gormley, said:
‘We are delighted that Second Year Fine Art student Grace Robinson was awarded 3rd place in this year’s ARTiculation regional heats at Roche Court, Salisbury. Grace had to deliver a 10 minute illustrated presentation on an artwork of her choice, selecting Frida Khalo, The Flying Bed, 1932.
‘Grace’s presentation was passionate and exciting in delivery – capturing the audience through her own illustrations that were described as ‘lovely interludes’ by lead judge, Sarah Bardwell. Sarah congratulated Grace on so successfully conveying to the audience her interest in the work, praising Grace for making good contextual comparisons and taking a personal interest into the work and life of Frida.
‘All the hard work Grace put into this research project not only improved her public speaking skills but also rewarded her with a lifetime membership to the ARTiculation Alumni Network where she will be able to continue networking. Well done Grace, we couldn’t be prouder!’