- History of Art
- Sixth Form
Towards the end of the Autumn Term, the UVI History of Art students took part in the internal school heat of The ARTiculation Prize – a nationally acclaimed public speaking event. The competition seeks to engage students with art, regardless of experience, and to help them gain confidence in expressing their thoughts and opinions. The students were able to choose any work of art or architecture to present on, and topics ranged from Frans Hals and Caravaggio to Frida Kahlo and Rachel Whiteread.
Third Prize was awarded to Lucy (UVIF), Second Prize to Bessie (UVIB) and First Prize to Niamh (UVID) who then went on to represent LEH at the London Regional Heat at The Lightbox in Woking.
Niamh was the first out of 11 pupils to speak and set the bar very high with her fantastic and thought provoking presentation on Elise Ansel’s ‘Lucretia III’ (2019). The judge, Jennifer Scott (Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery), praised Niamh for her confident and strong delivery, noting that she had been particularly impressed by the fact that Niamh had emailed the artist. She complimented Niamh on her use of language and her excellent turn of phrase and for such a well-constructed presentation.
Well done to Niamh, who we hope is feeling incredibly proud of her amazing achievement!
By Miss Lindsay – Head of History of Art
- LEH History of Art