Incognito 2022, Ireland’s biggest online art sale that sees artists donating their art ‘incognito’ for a great cause, will take place this year on Thursday, April 21.
What’s different about Incognito, unlike other art sales, is that the buyer has no idea who the artist is until after the sale closes and the mask drops, when the artist’s name is only then unveiled.
Now in its sixth year, with over 1,500 artists taking part, not just from Ireland but internationally, the €65 price for each postcard-sized artwork supports the work of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and translates into home nursing care hours for 412 children with highly complex medical conditions around the country, including end-of-life care. For the buyer, of course, this may also be a very shrewd investment decision too!
Who’s Who of Artists
Among the leading Irish artists taking part in Incognito 2022 will be Mick O’Dea, Peter Curling, Ange Bell, Adrian + Shane, Martin Gale, Maria Levinge, Helen Steele, Sylvia Parkinson-Brown, Martin Mooney, Sheila McCarron, Bridget Flinn, Ruthie Ashenhurst, Una Sealey, Maser, Vincent Devine, Mark Thompson, Shane O’Driscoll, Abigail O’Brien and Robert Ballagh. Some surprise celebrity guest artists are also on board for Incognito 2022 – art lovers and Incognito fans are encouraged to keep an eye out on Jack & Jill and Incognito social channels for updates.
Each piece of art is presented on a postcard-size canvas. A diverse and wide-ranging collection, the pieces come in a range of media, including watercolour, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and oil, as well as some more unusual media such as crayon, collage, embroidery, wood, glass, ceramics, plaster, and, even, diamante!