This November, Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen will unveil one of his most ambitious contemporary art projects to date in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.
This vast new work of art will be one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities. Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, Steve McQueen, together with Tate, Artangel and A New Direction, invited every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed. These class photos will be brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren in a milestone year in their development.
“There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future […] to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it’s important and in some ways urgent.”
The exhibition will open to schools that have taken part this academic year (2018-2019) from 12th November 2019 – 4th May 2020. Login here to book a place for every Year 3 class that was photographed.
Has your school been photographed for the exhibition?
If your 2018/19 Year 3 classes have been photographed, you can login to your account here to book a place for each photographed class to visit the exhibition.