Tate Kids are super excited as in a few weeks’ time the new Tate Modern is opening!
There will be a massive new building which will hold loads more art, exhibitions and events for you to come and experience.
What’s even better is that the first visitors into the new gallery will be kids!
The day is called A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y. and is the special opening of the new Tate Modern for schools. There will be 3000 primary and secondary school children in the gallery and it’s set to be a really exciting and special day.
Tate Kids got the chance to interview a class that are attending the day – year 5 and 6 pupils from Ysgol Tudno in Llandudno, Wales, to get their thoughts on art, the new Tate Modern and the opening day.
Tate Kids: What do you expect to find at Tate Modern?
Mark: Splat paintings, a graffiti-ed 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.
Ysgol Tudno was nominated to attend A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y. by MOSTYN, a Plus Tate partner.
A.S.S.E.M.B.L.Y. takes place on Thursday 16th June at Tate Modern. From Friday 17th June, the new gallery is open to everyone – so make sure you come along and join in the celebrations!