Lewis Duncan, a year 12 History of Art student, gave his talk on Erno Goldfinger’s 1967 Balfron Tower in the semi-final of ARTiculation at the National Gallery on Friday the 24 February.
Lewis Duncan, a year 12 History of Art student, gave his talk on Erno Goldfinger’s 1967 Balfron Tower in the semi-final of ARTiculation at the National Gallery on Friday the 24 February. ARTiculation was established ten years ago to give young people a forum in which they are able to express their own ideas on art.
He came second out of eight speakers and the judge Penny Huntsman praising his talk said he managed to persuade her that the building was more than just a lump of concrete.
She said that the judging was very close and particularly hard to choose between the top speakers. Madeline Bessborough, Director of New Art Centre who established the ARTiculation competition praised Lewis’s talk as one of the finest she had heard in the competition. She particularly appreciated Lewis’s combination of aesthetic ideas and social concerns.
Around 4000 young people participated nationally in Articulation this year and Lewis second place puts him in the top 16.
ARTiculation which is open to any sixth form students studying any subject is well placed to highlight Higher Education and career opportunities to students.
Lewis has now given public talks at both the Whitechapel Gallery and The National Gallery which are appropriate for his Personal Statements and UCAS application. He also has the basis for an EPQ should he wish, as his talk subject was outside of his History of Art curriculum.
ARTiculation is not solely for History of Art students and Mr Aronsohn welcomes speakers from all subject areas in year 12 or 13 in September 2017.