24 Mar 2020
Tyler Whiting - ARTiculation competition
Tyler Whiting - ARTiculation competition

A photography student from City of Wolverhampton College has been praised by the Chair of Arts Council England for his presentation in the finals of a national public speaking competition. 

Tyler Whiting, aged 18, who is studying for a UAL Level 3 extended diploma in art and design, specialising in photography, took part in the finals of the Roche Court Educational Trust ARTiculation competition – which encourages young people to look, think and speak about art – at Clare College, Cambridge earlier this month. 

Sir Nicholas Serota CH, adjudicator of the final, liked Tyler’s choice of photographic screen prints from Tim Mara’s Picnic series and how he interacted with the piece when he first viewed it at an art discovery day at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.  Sir Nicholas said the presentation came alive with personal thoughts and connections and he liked Tyler’s insight into the photography process and the artist’s use of different techniques.   

For taking part in the finals, Tyler will be given Art Fund membership for 12 months and a film of his presentation will be uploaded to the Roche Court Educational Trust website. 

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. 

The college – which was named as Training Provider of the Year for its creative arts courses at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2019 – is currently accepting applications for courses starting in 2020. Apply here