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26/07/2024 10:00


Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

'Live Portrait' Artist Competition 

"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it is rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself." – Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Grey)

In Skibbereen’s first Portrait Artist Competition, four artists who have been selected through a highly competitive open call will create a live portrait of West Cork’s favourite singer-songwriter, Lisa Hannigan.

The public are invited to call in to the workspace, second floor at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre throughout the day to see the artists at work as their portraits come to life.

The competition winner will be chosen through a combination of a panel decision and a public vote. The finished paintings will be on display in Field’s window for the duration of the festival. Come out and vote for your favourite!

  • The winning artist will be awarded a four-week artist residency at the prestigious
    Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre plus a €500 cash prize.
  • All selected artists will receive a day fee.