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Steve McQueen: Year 3

 

Tate Britain

Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Transport: Tube: Pimlico/Westminster/Vauxhall

Website: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

Times: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, last adm 5pm, closed Mar 17-Apr 30, ends May 3

Price: free

Start Date: Tue 12th November 2019

End Date: Sun 3rd May 2020


Photographs of London's Year 3 pupils,

The Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker presents photographic portraits of London's Year 3 pupils, including children from state primaries, independent schools, faith schools, special schools, pupil referral units and home-educated pupils.

Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen unveils his epic portrait of London's Year 3 pupils Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, this vast new art work is one of the most ambitious portraits of children ever undertaken in the UK. It offers us a glimpse of the capital's future, a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Steve McQueen invited every Year 3 pupil in London to have their photograph taken by a team of specially trained Tate photographers. They included children from state primaries, independent schools, faith schools, special schools, pupil referral units and home-educated pupils. These class photos are brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils 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. Steve McQueen Running in parallel to the exhibition at Tate Britain, Artangel is staging an outdoor exhibition spanning London's 33 boroughs, giving the public a glimpse of the future of their city. The exhibition is free to visit, with families warmly welcomed at weekends and in the holidays. For purposes of safeguarding the thousands of children in the exhibition, individual photographs are not named and Tate staff will not be able to identify individual classes or schools for general visitors. If you are a parent or carer of a child in the exhibition, we encourage you to contact your school who have been provided with the location of their photograph.