Visual Art

I See You Like This (Appointments)

Jessica Wilson


Mon 9 Oct - Thu 12 Oct

Please note: The location for this event has changed. I See You Like This appointments will now take place at Nun's Island Theatre.

Be Part of the I See You Like This Exhibition

Facilitated by Australian artist Jessica Wilson in a private session, children design and direct a creative photoshoot of their significant adult, captured by photographer Julia Dunin. The resulting portraits will create the I See You Like This exhibition at Galway Arts Centre (14-22 October).

The week prior to the Baboró festival (9-12 October), a child and their significant adult will together meet with Jessica who will ask the child questions about how they see their adult's personality. The child will then direct a portrait photoshoot, using unusual objects to express how they see their adult.

This unusual, fun and intimate process gives adults an experience of being 'seen' as more than just a parent or guardian to their child, whilst making space for a playful surrender to their child's thoughts and ideas. The adult subject will see their portrait for the first time when they are hung in Galway Arts Centre and gifted to the families at the end of the festival.

Please note: One child aged 7-14 years with one adult per appointment.

About I See You Like This

With our ever-growing appetite to document our lives through photos and selfies, children are often the reluctant subjects of adults' cameras - asked to smile, look natural and come in closer.

In I See You Like This, Australian artist Jessica Wilson flips the camera around giving children control while their significant adults become their subjects.

Jessica Wilson is a leading practitioner of participative art with children and their adults. She draws on local people and places to create experiences that change the way we see the ordinary world around us. She regularly develops and realises concepts that are adapted to locations in her native Australia and around the world. She is regularly commissioned by arts centres and festivals to collaborate with local artists to create new work.