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13 June 2020

Our Giant Exquisite Portraits  

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Do you know what an Exquisite Corpse is? First off, it’s not as disgusting as it might sound! It’s a story or a picture created by a bunch of people together without knowing what the others are doing. This is exactly what a team of illustrators have been working on over the past while: they have each created a giant picture of themselves during confinement and soon, all the portraits will be put together in a massive frieze, like an enormous comic strip. 

But before we can do that, we need your help! 

We need you to add some nature and wildlife art to this strange family portrait: birds, flowers, plants, insects, leaves, squirrels and your own pictures of anything you love that comes from nature around you. 

Illustrators Ireland, Cruinniú na nÓg and Alliance Française have teamed up to put together daily videos from Monday 8 June to show you some fun techniques like printmaking, paper-cutting, and collage using materials you have at home! You can follow these videos and the whole family can join in.  

Everyone’s creations will be integrated into the finished GIANT Exquisite Portraits exhibition when museums and galleries reopen. 

Photo credit – Margaret Anne Suggs 

Further details on this event are available on the Cruinniú na nÓg page on Dublin City Arts Office, stay tuned for more information.

Cruinniú na nÓg Dublin



Online Event

13 Jun 2020

11.00AM - 11.00PM

Age range

All ages