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Have you ever wondered what art looks like through a child’s eyes, or wished you could still see it as children do?
Te Papa’s new Kids’ Audio Guide, Tell Me a Picture, was made by children for children. But kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy the fascinating, funny, and poignant perspectives it offers.
The stars are students in years 1 and 2 (ages 5 to 7) of Crofton Downs Primary School in Wellington. Encouraged by Helen Lloyd, Te Papa’s Senior Education Programmer, they shared their responses to art works featured in Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, which showcases the national collection.
The children were prompted to look carefully at the art and describe what they could see. Then, using all their senses, they went on imaginative journeys into the works and told stories inspired by them.
Their enchanting interpretations remind us that art is for everyone, that it holds infinite meanings, and that we are bound only by our imaginations.
Have a listen. Have a look.