A student from Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form recently competed in the regional finals of the Articulation Prize 2023 and won.

Naomi, who is in Year 12, went head-to-head with other students from schools across the northwest at the Whitworth Gallery.

The Articulation Prize aims to get young people talking about the arts.

Each year, over 1000 young people deliver a 10-minute illustrated presentation to an audience about a work of art, artefact or architecture of their choice in a museum or gallery setting.

The event was adjudicated by Ferren Gipson, art historian, writer and presenter.

Naomi presented her talk to a large audience.

Naomi’s presentation, ‘Untitled (A portrait of Ross in L.A)’ by Félix González-Torres, was presented eloquently and demonstrated impressive knowledge.

Thanks to her brilliant performance, she was awarded first place and moves on to the grand final at the National Gallery in London!

Ferren Gipson thanked all speakers for an incredible afternoon and for all the hard work that they had done.

She commended Naomi for her “passionate and heart-warming presentation” which “brought to the fore the social history of the work and of art.”

We are incredibly proud to hear of Naomi’s success and wish her the best of luck at the grand final!