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Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

image001 Source: The Ark

MERRION SQUARE IS known as a place where many artists display their work, hung on the railings around the park each weekend.

This Friday for one day only, these railings will showcase a new collection of art works – self-portraits created by Irish children.

This outdoor portrait gallery is being organised by The Ark, the cultural centre for children which is based in Temple Bar.

In March they will hold a visual arts programme in their building on Eustace Street about portraiture, but in advance of this they put out a call to children all across Ireland to be part of their outdoor gallery.

Children under 12 were invited to create their own self portrait (the more colourful the better) and take a photo of it, as high-res as possible, and send it to The Ark, Eustace Street.

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

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The self-portraits received have been enlarged to A3 and laminated.

They will be on display from 11am-4pm on Friday only. Portraits received will also be featured on The Ark’s social media and included in their portraiture programme.

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