barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


ARTiculation 2017/18

What is ARTiculation?

Sixth form students from all sectors of education, who are studying any subject, are invited to take part in ARTiculation this year! Students will design a short presentation on a work of art of their choice and deliver it at the regional heat at the Barber Institute on the 28th of February 2018. One student from the region will then be selected to go through to the prestigious final held at Cambridge University in March 2018.

Taking part in ARTiculation develops key transferable skills such as:

  • Research skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Developing and delivering a presentation
  • Public speaking and debate

Why get involved?

  • Exclusive after-hours access working with real artworks
  • Develop transferable skills such as critical thinking, research and public speaking
  • Develop art historical knowledge and approaches
  • Your students get the chance to work with current University students, raising awareness of University study and raising aspirations

Discovery Days at Regional Galleries

Discovery Day are workshops open to Key Stage 4 and 5 students, designed to develop and support students’ understanding and engagement with art. Students will explore art works through personal observation, discussion and research and will be introduced to tips on how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation to large audiences. At the end of the day each student will deliver their research and personal responses in short group presentations to the workshop leaders and their fellow student investigators.

Discovery Days at regional galleries will take place on:

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Thursday 21 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry on Monday 2 October, 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • New Art Gallery Walsall on Wednesday 18 October, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Ikon Gallery, Birmingham on Tuesday 31 October, 10am – 3.30pm

ARTiculation Academy

Students taking part in the ARTiculation regional heat in February, are invited to attend the ARTiculation Academy, taking place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, New Art Gallery Walsall, Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, in the lead up to the competition. Students will receive support, mentoring and coaching from gallery staff. The sessions are designed to help students develop their presentations in preparation for the regional heat, and increase confidence and public speaking skills.

University Women’s Choir

Friday 23 March, 1.10pm

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Prince Regent’s Band

Friday 16 March, 1.10pm

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Chamber Ensembles

Sunday 11 March, 3pm

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Ruisi Quartet

Friday 9 March, 1.10pm

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