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ART STUDENT SHOWCASES PUBLIC SPEAKING PROWESS IN COMP

9th March 2018

A talented art student from City of Wolverhampton College has proved her public speaking prowess after impressing judges in a regional art competition.

Abigail Whittle, age 17, was awarded third place in the Roche Court Educational Trust ARTiculation event at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts on 28 February

 The UAL Extended Diploma Art and Design student, who hopes to move on to an animation degree, presented  a 10 minute talk about artist Sonia Boyce, at the West Midlands Regional Final of the national public speaking competition, which encourages young people to look, think and speak about art.

Abigail had been working with support from the Wolverhampton Art Gallery and her college tutors on the presentation.

She said: “I chose Sonia Boyce because her work Black Female Hairstyles really resonated with me and showed black women in the media.”

ARTiculation is a national event designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of art, by challenging students to give a short presentation on a physical work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. The initiative is designed to stimulate students’ interest and understanding of art, while developing individual thinking, observation, research, language and presentation skills.

 

ART STUDENT SHOWCASES PUBLIC SPEAKING PROWESS IN COMP
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