16th May – Viewing Day
17th & 18th May – Buying Days
80 artists in County Cork support INCOGNITO – A Secret Art Sale in Aid of Jack & Jill
Paul Costelloe, Bono, Maser, Tom Climent, Mick O’Dea, Martin Mooney, Victor Richardson, Ed Miliano, Adrian+Shane, Abigail O’Brien and Peter Curling are among 1,000 artists contributing work to the secret sale of 2600 original artworks for Jack & Jill, each costing €50 but the twist is that no one will know the identity of the artist until after they buy the art.
Proudly supported by William Fry, this will be the largest art sale in Ireland this year, with 2,600 postcard-size pieces of original artworks donated by over 1,000 International artists, including 80 artists from County Cork.
Each of these original art pieces will be sold to the public on a first-come-first-served basis for €50 — the twist is that no one will know the identity of the artist until after they buy the piece. From today, the pieces can be viewed on www.incognito.ie, ahead of the sale days, which take place in the Lavit Gallery Cork from 17th – 18th May. A Preview day will be held in the galleries on the 16th May in Cork. All are welcome.
With works by well-known artists valued at many times the sale price, this is an opportunity to find yourself the owner of a collector’s dream or simply an artwork that you love. Artists submitting their work for INCOGNITO 2019 include Paul Costelloe, Bono, Maser, Tom Climent, Mick O’Dea, Ed Miliano, Adrian + Shane, Abigail O’Brien, Peter Curling, Martin Mooney and Victor Richardson.
Now in its third year, the art sale has proven to be a huge success, with last year’s sell-out event raising over €95,000 for Jack & Jill. Every €16 raised funds one hour of home nursing care for over 340 children who are under Jack & Jill’s wing today; including the 41 families currently receiving care in County Cork. These precious children, with severe neurodevelopmental delay, who may never walk or talk or paint a picture themselves, do better at home with their families supported by the Jack & Jill nursing care service.
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation is delighted with the continued support for this public arts initiative from William Fry, one of the charity’s key corporate partners. William Fry’s support of INCOGNITO is just one part of the firm’s commitment to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. As well as supporting the Foundation through fundraising, volunteering and pro bono activities, William Fry has also pledged to donate €100,000 over a three-year period, which started in 2017.