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, will invite every Year 3 primary school class in London to be photographed. The 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.
Running in parallel to the exhibition at Tate Britain, Artangel will stage an outdoor exhibition spanning London’s 33 boroughs, giving the public a glimpse of the future of their city.
Sign up your school
If you are a teacher at a London primary school, you can sign your Year 3 class up to be part of this giant collective portrait.
The Tate Year 3 Project is a partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction with collaboration from media partner BBC London and film partner Into Film