31 Jan Year 4 visit to The Tate Britain
In September 2018, as part of an ambitious project created by London-born Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, partners Tate, Artangel and A New Direction invited every primary school in London to be part of a giant collective portrait, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 schoolchildren in a milestone year in their development. The photos would come together in a major new artwork as an epic picture of the city’s present and an intimation of its future.
Year 3 is considered a milestone year in a child’s development and sense of identity, when 7-and 8-year-olds become more conscious of a much bigger world beyond their immediate family. Steve McQueen’s project captures this moment of excitement, anticipation and hope through the medium of the traditional class photograph, with rows of children sitting or standing alongside their teachers.
Yesterday Year 4 visited the Tate Britain to view their picture on a big screen and then in the gallery along with all the others.
The children were thrilled and excited to see their portrait on display in one of the world’s most famous galleries.
Entry to The Tate Britain is free so why not go along with your child to view this amazing exhibition.