Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has delivered his televised New Year message from the Shrinking Childhoods exhibition on the south lawn of Tate Modern.
He continued: "Come downstairs, right down to ground level: here is what the big picture doesn't show you, the shadow side of the stunning view up at the top. Behind the Tate is this exhibition of children's art – art by children whose entire experience has been abuse, violence and poverty."
More than 1,000 children communicate their own experiences through art in this exhibition, which aims to provoke a national debate on the nature of childhood in Britain today.
• Archbishop of Canterbury
• The Archbishop's message is repeated at 1.05pm on 1 January on BBC One.
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