What is ARTiculation?

ARTiculation Prize is a national public speaking competition, organised in association with The Roche Court Educational Trust. The competition encourages students, aged 16-19 years to engage with art and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions, thoughts and conclusions. Each student is invited to give a short talk on a work of art or architecture of their choice. Schools are required to hold Internal School Heats to select a student to represent their school at one of the seven regional heats take place around the country, with the Midlands event being held at The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham and the finals held at Clare College, Cambridge.

For more information please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant


T: 01922 654411

ARTiculation Workshops

ARTiculation Discovery Day

Open to Key Stage 4 students aged 14-16 years, the Discovery Day is designed to develop and support students’ understanding and engagement with art.

Students will explore a selection of artworks from our collections to develop skills in critical thinking, visual analysis and public speaking. After interviewing Julie Brown, Collections Curator at The New Art Gallery Walsall and through personal observation, discussions and research from a range of provided source materials, students will deliver short group presentations to the workshop leaders in their groups. In preparation students will be introduced to tips on how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation.

Why participate in an ARTiculation Discovery Day?

  • Students engage in a process of research by learning through access to a range of primary and secondary source documents, including newspaper and web articles, archival documents, letters, books, etc., and interview techniques
  • Develop students’ critical thinking skills and their literate and visual language
  • Develop presentation skills and build confidence in public speaking

For more information about ARTiculation at The New Art Gallery Walsall please contact Catherine James,

Education Assistant


T: 01922 654411

ARTiculation Academy

Students taking part in regional heats are invited to attend the ARTiculation Academy, taking place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Ikon Gallery, 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 presentation in preparation for the regional heat, and increase confidence and public speaking skills.

For further information please contact Josepha Sanna