Event Details


13/10/2023 – 22/10/2023


10:00- 5:00pm


Galway Arts Centre- 47 Dominick Street




Entry to the exhibition is free (13-22 October)

Tickets for portrait appointments ((9-12 October) need to be booked via the link below.

Event Type


Have you ever wondered how your child sees you?

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.

Facilitated by Jessica 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 exhibition.

Be Part of the Exhibition | 7 to 14 Yrs

The week prior to the Baboró festival (9-12 October), the adult and child meet with Jessica who will ask the child questions about how they see their adult’s personality. The child will then direct their own 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.

Visit baboro.ie to book an appointment
Tickets: €20 per pair (1 child and 1 adult)
Create Your Own Portrait | 5+ Yrs 

While visiting the exhibition on 14 and 15 October, your child can use weird and wonderful objects to create a portrait of you. Artist Jessica Wilson will be on hand to guide families through the process. Capture the portrait on your smartphone as a fun reminder of your festival visit.

Free but booking advised. Children must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult.