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.