About the project

An ambitious visual portrait of London featuring tens of thousands of Year 3 school children


Steve McQueen Year 3 is a major new artwork, which will culminate in one of the most ambitious schools projects that London has ever seen.

We invited every Year 3 class across London to take part in the largest group portrait ever made.

This will be an epic picture of our city’s pupils and our rich civic diversity in a unique programme for London’s seven and eight-year-olds to explore their hopes and futures in an entirely free to access programme focussed on identity, belonging, inclusion and citizenship.

During 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. The photographs will be centre stage for six months next year in the prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.

By taking part, pupils will see themselves in one of the most compelling British artworks of our time at the heart of the nation’s collection, and your school will be able to engage with the wealth of free programme resources offering rich routes in to PSHE, Literacy, Citizenship, Art and Design.

Participating schools will be able to sign up to the free teacher CPD and online opportunities all supporting creativity and curriculum learning.

Booking for the Steve McQueen Year 3 exhibition is now open.

Note: Due to capacity and high demand, school visits for Steve McQueen Year 3 are reserved only for those classes that were photographed as part of the project.

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Tate, A New Direction and Artangel have a child protection policy covering all work on the Tate Year 3 Project. If you wish to have a copy of this, please contact us.