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Put Yourself in the Picture: Celebrating the Children of 2016


 Put Yourself in the Picture: Celebrating the Children of 2016

Sessions are one hour long starting at  11am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm & 3.30pm

Children from age 4 and up are invited to come to The Ark to create a portrait of themselves using photography, drawing and writing.

  • Watch some of Ireland’s best portrait artists in action and ask them for tips as they work! You can then try it out for yourself in the sketching area, as you draw your own self-portrait or maybe draw one of your friends.
  • Represent yourself in words in our writing area and tell us a little bit about your life, your hopes and your dreams for the future. If you like, you can share your stories with other children by placing them onto our Story Wall.
  • Become a photographer as you take instant pictures of each other to be added to a growing wall of snapshots.
  • Leave a life-size image behind as you add your silhouette onto the gallery walls, adding details using your favourite colours.

Put Yourself in the Picture is running at the Ark from 19 March – 3 April (closed Good Friday, 25 March, and Easter Sunday 27 March). This welcoming and encouraging experience gives children the opportunity to be seen, heard and celebrated, and allows them to become both the artist and the subject.


Photograph courtesy of The Ark


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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