Sit for a Portrait Competition

Children aged 7+ could win the chance to have their portrait drawn by one of Ireland's leading artists!

As part of Right Here Right Now! The Ark's Festival of Children, we are looking for 18 lucky winners to have their portraits drawn by a renowned Irish artist over the weekend of 15-16 June.

The finished artworks will become the latest portraits to join The Ark's Children of Ireland collection, over 100 of which are being exhibited in Put Yourself in the Picture a beautiful portrait exhibition running in The Coach House in Dublin Castle this summer. You and your family will also receive a digital copy of your portrait to keep!

The award-winning artists creating portraits over the weekend are: Vera Klute, PJ Lynch and Blaise Smith

To enter the prize draw, please get a parent or guardian to fill out the online form via the button below. Please note that you must be able to sit relatively still during the half hour session. You will be able to chat to the artist and ask them questions and they might ask you some questions to get to know you a little before they start to draw you!

It will also be a lovely experience for people attending the exhibition to watch and learn how these artists work as these portraits will be drawn in same room as the exhibition.

Put Yourself in The Picture is part of Right Here Right Now! The Ark's Festival of Children. Right Here Right Now! is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme's National Creativity Fund and is part of of Cruinniú na nÓg.