After months of preparation, the Art Department was delighted to host the School Heat of the Articulation Prize 2015 on Tuesday 18th November.
The Guest Adjudicator for this occasion was British Council Exhibition Co-ordinator and History of Art Teacher, Stephanie Farmer. Stephanie joined Townley’s Head Teacher Mr Deehan and staff members Miss Rodgers (Head of Art and ARTiculation Lead Teacher and Mentor) and Mrs Anderson (Assistant Head Teacher and ARTiculation Mentor) to form the judging panel.
Left to right: Head Teacher Mr Deehan, student finalists Nicola, India and Maria with Guest Adjudicator Stephanie Farmer.
The three Townley ARTiculation finalists captivated an audience of Art students and school staff with a diverse range of exceptional presentations about a piece of art or architecture of their own choosing; Nicola Macdonald spoke about ‘escape’ by the digital artist Adam Ferguson, Maria Da Silva about ‘The Taj Mahal’ and India Ferguson spoke about ‘The Rotunda Chandelier’ by sculptor Dale Chihuly.
After much deliberation by the panel of judges, First Place was awarded to India for her talk on the Rotunda Chandelier.
Guest Adjudicator Stephanie said:
“I was really impressed by all three entrants in the Townley School Heat. Each individual chose very different subject matters that were personal to them and gave excellent presentations. It was very hard to choose just one person to go through to the next stage of the competition as each presentation had merit, but after a thorough adjudication period we were delighted to award India First Place. I wish her all the best for the Regional Heat.”
India will now go on to represent Townley Grammar School in the ARTiculation Prize 2015 Regional Heat at the Saatchi Gallery, London in January.