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Kids Takeover Tate Modern

Find out what 3000 kids think about the new Tate Modern

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Discover what kids think about art when they got to take over Tate Modern for a day.

Tate Kids got the chance to interview a class that came to the opening of the new Tate Modern. They were Year 5 and 6 pupils from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno, Wales.

We got their thoughts on art, the new Tate Modern and their expectations for the opening day a few days before the doors opened...

What do you expect to find at Tate Modern?

Mark: Splat paintings, a graffitied wall and pieces of rubbish turned into something brilliant and creative and beautiful.

Dominik: I expect lots of unusual objects hung from the ceiling.

What’s the best bit about art at school?

Aurelia: The best bit about art in school is that that you can be free and be creative and do art in any style you want.

Lucia: We get to go to the art gallery, be creative and let our mind go wild.

Do you think art is important?

Libby: I think art is important because there are some things that you can’t put into words.

Demi-Lee: Art can change the world, art sends us on an adventure.

Maddison: It can represent people, lives and nature. It makes people let their emotions out.

If you imagined a gallery in the future, what do you think it would look like?

Celia: It would have holographic art and art that children have made.

Maddison: Lots of technology, maybe animals and people as art.

Describe what art means to you in 3 words:

Kacie: Creative, imaginative, inspiring.

Josh: Expression, exciting, confident.

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