ARTiculation Prize event

Kent art lecturer judges regional prize

Adam Chodzko, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University’s School of Music and Fine Art, judged the ARTiculation Prize South East Regional Finals at Quarterhouse, Folkestone.

The prize is a nationally acclaimed annual event to promote the appreciation and discussion of art. It encourages students aged 16 -19 to express their opinions and thoughts about an artwork, artefact or piece of architecture of their choice. The speakers gave a ten minute presentation to an audience of creative professionals during the event at Folkestone’s hub for the art and entertainment industries.

Adam’s art explores the space between how humans are and how they could be, using a range of media, including video installations, to explore human behaviour. During the judging session he heard presentations by students from nine Kent secondary schools, choosing a winner based on the content, structure, delivery and originality of the speaker’s talk. The winner was Skai Campbell from St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington, who talked about American artist Roy Lichenstein’s pop art piece, Whaam! The runner-up was Abi Lockwood-Morris from Simon Langton Girl’s Grammar School in Canterbury.

The prize winners received books from sponsor Laurence King Publishers and Skai Campbell now goes forward to the ARTiculation Grand Final in Cambridge on 9 March. Winners will receive a cash prize and one year’s free membership of The Art Fund. More information is available at the ARTiculation Prize website.