The Tate Year 3 Project
The Tate Year 3 Project sees Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist Steve McQueen create one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects
This partnership between Tate, Artangel and A New Direction are inviting every primary school in London to be part of a giant collective portrait. It will capture tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren in a milestone year in their development and be an epic picture of the city’s present and an intimation of its future.
From November 2019 to May 2020, the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain will be taken over by a vast installation of the photographs, free for all to visit. Running in parallel, Artangel will stage an outdoor exhibition, which spans London's 33 boroughs, giving passers-by a glimpse of the future of their city.
Last chance to register coming up...
Deadline for signing up on the Tate Year 3 Project website - 05 April 2019 (the end of the Spring Term)
Over 1,500 schools have signed up so far on the Tate Year 3 Project website to have their Year 3 classes photographed for Steve McQueen’s artwork to launch in the prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain this November. Only Year 3 classes which feature in the artwork and who’ve had a photography session in school this academic year, will be able to book a school visit to see this historic work. In addition, Year 3 participating teachers will be invited to an exclusive exhibition Private View with Steve McQueen at Tate when the exhibition opens in November.
If your Year 3 children have already enjoyed a photography session, please do let your colleagues in affiliate and cluster schools know about it and encourage them to sign up to this landmark project. It’s just 3 weeks until the deadline for participation completes! Details about what is covered in a photography session can be found on our website.
Many schools which have taken part have also tweeted about their enjoyment of the sessions – #year3project.
For more information on how your school can take part, please click here.
More about the project
The project provides a pivotal and compelling opportunity for schools across London to explore themes at the heart of the work - inclusion, difference and identity - in a landmark chance for London Year 3 pupils, schools and families to explore a connection to each other and the city on a world stage.
As one of our 100 launch schools, your participation would be announced when the project is revealed to the nation, alongside the Turner prize-winning artist in September 2018.
During autumn and spring term 2018-19, a Tate photographer will visit schools across the capital, taking class photographs for the artist to form a vast exhibition of tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils who will be centre stage for 6-months in the prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.