Friday, 7 December 2012

Trip to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Tate Britain, where we saw the Turner Prize Nominees
On the 12th November, a group of art and design and graphics students headed down to London for a trip to the magnificent Tate art galleries (Tate Britain and Tate Modern). It was an exciting and insightful day for all the students, here’s what they got up to….

It was a long coach ride down to London and after passing many of the famous landmarks of London including the London Eye, the students arrived at the Tate Britain to look at the world famous Turner Prize exhibition and to get an insight into, who the nominees were for this year’s prize, and to look at some art as well! The Turner Prize was an interesting part of the trip. There were four artists to look at, and they were all very different. There were some unusual aspects and some odd aspects, but overall it was an experience for everyone.

So after walking around the exhibition, the group rushed to the next part of the trip. A boat ride down the Thames! Famous for a certain soap opera…. As we rode down the Thames, we passed many famous landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and the House of Commons. When the rocky boat ride ended, we stepped out into the pouring rain where we passed another landmark-the Globe Theatre on our way to the Tate Modern.

The Tate Modern, taken from the boat! It was a very wet day!
At the Tate Modern, we went to see an exhibition called “Poetry and Dreams”. We saw an excellent range of diverse, beautiful art and were greeted with an explosion of lots of colour and picturesque greatness. In the exhibition was a mixture of paintings, sculptures and other things, and it definitely had a poetic feel to it!

We had an hour at the Tate Modern before we had to leave, and begin the long journey came to Coventry. After a day of viewing art, gazing at landmarks and viewing famous landmarks we were all a bit tired, but overall it was a great day.

Some of the comments from people who went on the trip:

“I found it very insightful and thought the boat ride was the best part of the trip. I would definitely go again!”

“The Tate Modern was amazing, I would definitely go again!”

“The best part was the Tate Modern!”

By Frankie Brookes
Creative and Media Blog Reporter

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