After school today I took the kids to the Tate Modern to see the Obliteration Room – a completely white room, turned polka-tastic with thousands of dotty stickers handed out to children (and kidults) as they enter.
It’s part of the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, a Japanese artist who is a bit spot and dot obsessed. The main exhibition is supposed to be quite a good one for young children, but we spent so long in this room we didn’t have time for the whole shebang. Plus the Obliteration Room is free and the exhibition is a tenner (kids under twelve are still free) – so winners all round.
The kids loved it – Stan mainly liked sticking stickers on Gertie and Gertie mainly liked eating stickers, but both were happy for at least 45 minutes.
The Obliteration Room is on level 1 of the Tate Modern. Open Sun-Thurs, 10am-6pm; Fri-Sat 10am-10pm. On until March 18th.
Follow this link and check out these really cool pictures in The Guardian of another Obliteration Room in Brisbane: