17-year-old Rose Lovegrove, a first-year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production student, has won the South West regional final of the UK’s tenth national ARTiculation public speaking competition for her presentation based on the work of surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer.
Beating students from some of the most prestigious private schools in the region, including Cheltenham Ladies’ College and The Red Maids' School, Rose will now go on to the national finals in the ARTiculation Symposium at the University of Cambridge on 10 March 2017.
“Rose has stamped her personality on every presentation, operating in such a creative and engaging way that she’s a real credit to Plymouth College of Art.” — Billy Abbott, Lecturer
The ARTiculation Prize is a nationally acclaimed annual event designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of art.
The competition seeks to engage students in Further Education, regardless of background or experience with art, to develop their confidence and ability to express opinions, thoughts and conclusions.
Each student is invited to deliver a ten-minute presentation about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice. In 2016 over 4,000 young people participated in ARTiculation.
Our pre-degree students are encouraged to enter ARTiculation as part of our focus on equipping students with the technical and personal skills that are essential to employability and success in industry: including confidence, communication and organisation.
Rose said: “I didn’t have any formal secondary schooling before joining Plymouth College of Art, but the teaching staff here have been brilliant, particularly my mentor, Steven Forsyth.
“Because I’d never done any public speaking, I just threw myself into the ARTiculation presentations, which I felt worked somehow and felt very natural.
“The other regional finalists in Bristol were really good, which makes me excited to have got this far.”
Billy Abbott, UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production lecturer, said: “Teaching Rose since she joined the college has been a pleasure. She loves to immerse herself in creativity, throwing herself into creative situations and doing her absolute best to make them work.
“She isn’t afraid to face new challenges or to make mistakes, which has helped her in the ARTiculation competition.
“I’ve seen a very clear improvement in Rose’s presentation techniques as she's refined her ARTiculation presentation during the competition, and this process has enhanced her own visual style.
“Rose has stamped her personality on every presentation, operating in such a creative and engaging way that she’s a real credit to Plymouth College of Art.”
Follow Rose's work on her Vimeo.