Steve McQueen’s ⁦‪@Tate‬⁩ Initiative

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Hundreds of London billboards will display photographs by British film director and screenwriter, Steve McQueen CBE as part of a vast outdoor exhibition this winter.

The campaign will take place during the first two weeks of November, before his 1,500 class photographs go on show at Tate Britain.

Hist Tate initiative, which focuses on children in Year 3 (ages seven to eight), is co-organised by the educational charity A New Direction and the arts non-profit organisation Artangel. He has invited every one of London’s 2,410 schools, including private and state institutions, to register.

The traditional class photographs, depicting rows of children sitting and standing, will go on show from November 13 to May 2020 in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.

According to the Tate website the only billboard text will be #Year3 to identify the project. There will be no school name or logos and billboards will appear purely as artworks in their own right. Schools will not be identifiable by their uniform, names or school logos appearing in the photograph.

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