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I See You Like This by Jessica Wilson: A Unique Workshop Experience for Children


  • Thursday 05 October 2:30pm
  • Thursday 05 October 4:00pm
  • Friday 06 October 2:30pm
  • Friday 06 October 4:00pm
  • Saturday 07 October 10:00am
  • Saturday 07 October 11:30am
  • Saturday 07 October 2:00pm
  • Saturday 07 October 3:30pm
  • Sunday 08 October 10:00am
  • Sunday 08 October 11:30am
  • From Thursday 05 October to Sunday 08 October

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One Child with One adult partner
€10 Each + €1 Booking fee
Suitable for Ages 6 - 12 Years
Duration 45 Mins Approx. 
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Suitable for Ages 6 – 12 Years Limited Availability One Child with One adult partner €10 Each Duration 45 Mins Approx.

I See You Like This:  How does your child see you?
With our ever-growing appetite to document our lives through photos and selfies, children are so often the reluctant subjects of their parent’s cameras; asked to smile, look natural, look that way, and come in closer.
I See you Like This turns the camera back and allows children to see their parents as subjects through the lens of their own imaginations.

In this small group intimate experience, children are given permission to observe and portray their parent, while parents experience being ‘seen’ by their child. Each child artist chooses an object, which best represents this adult subject, before art directing a creative portrait directly onto their adult’s face! The final artwork is photographed for a mini public portrait exhibition by children.

I See You Like This is an acclaimed interactive art experience created by Jessica Wilson with designer Matilda Woodroofe to celebrate the fascinating relationship that is at the heart of individual identity – between parent and child. It has toured Australia and Europe amassing a collection of nearly 2000 portraits!

In this unique hands-on experience children will become the art director of a creative portrait of their parent.  With an exciting selection of materials and objects and the child uses their adult or parent’s face as the canvas for a unique, and often bizarre, portrait. Be part of what looks a lot like an unusual ‘salon’. Once complete the parent / child pair move to the studio area where a photo is taken using your own phone or camera. SNAP. This amazing portrait is yours to keep.

I See You Like This was developed through Artplay’s New Ideas Lab in 2016. It has since played in numerous places including Arts Centre Melbourne, Westwind Festival in Cologne and Krokus Festival in Belgium amassing a collection of nearly 2000 portraits.

Parent feedback:
I felt nervous when you asked my son to consider what kind of person I am.
She has never taken this kind of interest in me.
It was surprisingly relaxing letting her make the portrait so close to me.
I felt closer to him doing this.

Jessica Wilson is an Australian leader and innovator in participative art. She creates unusual experiences that turn ordinary people and places into extra-ordinary public outcomes. Jessica is internationally recognised for her concepts, with  I See You Like This touring Australia and Europe and amassing a collection of over 2000 portraits.

Jessica is also known for her acclaimed works onboard buses which frame cities as the sites for new stories. Passenger for adults, was remapped onto the London for the 2019 GREENWICH AND DOCKLANDS FESTIVAL and then Sydney for ART&ABOUT. Her first bus-based project for family audiences The Narrator, was created in Latvia and played at Adelaide’s DreamBIG this year as a feature of the Australian Performing Arts Market.

She hopes her new digital project CHILD NATION will enable kids all over the world to interact in new ways with their own people and places.

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