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Art History pupils from the 6th form compete in Internal Heats of the ARTiculation Prize

24 November 2020

Last week, four of our Art History pupils from the 6th form competed in the Internal Heats of the ARTiculation Prize; a public speaking initiative designed to foster an appreciation of art and visual culture.
 
Ellie McKay (U6B) gave an engaging and thought-provoking study of the beauty and brutality of Turner’s 1840 painting, The Slave Ship.
 
Isabel Cutts (L6V) delivered an emotive discussion on the healing potential of architecture in her investigation of the Butaro Hospital and building project in post-genocide Rwanda.
 
Isobel Hipper (U6C) delivered an insightful talk, engaging with some of the topical issues surrounding the Tahitian paintings of Paul Gaugin.
 
Emily White (L6N) gave a unique and light-hearted presentation that questioned the appeal and infamy of the Mona Lisa.
 
Adjudicators Dr Farr (Director of Studies) and Mrs Williams-Goff (Head of Art History) were impressed by all four speakers but felt Emily’s original approach and unique potential was worthy of the win and have chosen Emily to progress to the next stage in the competition. Emily will represent Norwich School in the Regional Heats at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in February.