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Incognito 2021- Pictured is Castleconnell artist, Clare Hartigan, one of more than 1,200 artists taking part in this year’s Incognito online art sale. Incognito 2021- Pictured is Castleconnell artist, Clare Hartigan, one of more than 1,200 artists taking part in this year’s Incognito online art sale.

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Limerick Artists do Incognito 2021 to raise funds for Jack and Jill’s Children’s Foundation

Incognito 2021- Pictured is Castleconnell artist, Clare Hartigan, one of more than 1,200 artists taking part in this year’s Incognito online art sale.

Limerick Artists do Incognito 2021 to raise funds for Jack and Jill’s Children’s Foundation

One of the postcard-sized artworks in this year’s Incognito online art sale in which the identity of the artists behind the 3,000 pieces of original art is kept top secret until the sale closes.

One of the postcard-sized artworks in this year’s Incognito online art sale in which the identity of the artists behind the 3,000 pieces of original art is kept top secret until the sale closes.

It has been revealed that a total of 22 artists from Co. Limerick are among the Who’s Who of Irish and international artists taking part in this year’s Incognito 2021 online art sale in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

The Incognito art collection is now live at www.incognito.ie with the online art sale taking place on Thursday April 22 at 10am sharp.

Incognito keeps the identity of the artist behind the painting top secret until the sale is closed which are for sale for €60 each.

Down to a Fine Art

The Incognito collection is made up of 3,000-plus original postcard-sized artworks in a range of mediums, from oils and pastels, to glass and metalwork, in a sale that is usually a sprint to the checkout. Everything sold out last year in just 15 minutes!

Among the Limerick artists taking part are Clare Hartigan from Castleconnell, Mary Sadlier from Crecora, Alison Barry from Kildimo, and Jackie O’Mahony Crowe and Gillian Jonker from Limerick city. Some of the famous national and international faces taking part this year are U2’s The Edge, rock star Bob Geldof, fashion designer Paul Costelloe, comedians Jason Byrne and Tommy Tiernan, artist Don Conroy and Nobel prize winner Dr William Campbell.

In the five years since its inception, Incognito has raised almost €450,000 for Jack & Jill’s home nursing care for children with highly complex medical conditions, including end-of-life care. This equates to more than 28,000 hours of specialist home nursing care provided by Jack & Jill nurses and carers the length and breadth of the country.

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Incognito 2021

The sale, in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and its in-home nursing care for very sick children, goes live on Thursday April 22 at 10am.

For curator Lucinda Hall, Incognito 2021 is an opportunity to bring the talents of Limerick artists to a brand-new audience:

“We are so very grateful to each of our artists from Limerick who have shared their talents with us and given their art for free. It is a huge tribute to their generosity of time and spirit following what has been an extremely difficult period for the arts world.

We hope that by hosting what is Ireland’s largest online public art exhibition, that we can shine a light on the amazing talent of our artists, and introduce a whole new audience to their work.”

For Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, Incognito 2021 is about generous, talented artists turning their art into a real currency for care:

“Each year, Jack & Jill has to raise over €4 million to continue doing what we do supporting families to look after their sick children at home, where they belong. Less than 20 percent of our funding comes from the Government, and with COVID-19 continuing to restrict our public-facing fundraising and our charity shops still closed, we are relying hugely on the generosity and support of the public for Incognito 2021.

“Each piece sold translates into almost four hours of specialist home nursing care for local children, turning this beautiful art into a real currency for care.”

How Incognito Works:

  1. Register online in advance of the online sale on Thursday April 22 at www.incognito.ie– with the sale likely to sell out in minutes, it will save precious time in your sprint to the checkout on the day.
  2. Browse the collection of 3,000-plus postcard artworks, each numbered without artists’ names identified.
  3. Note down details of the artworks you wish to purchase for your wish list.
  4. Be ready to go online on Thursday, April 22 at 10am sharp when the sale goes live and choose your selected artworks.
  5. Once your purchase is successful, let the suspense begin for your chosen piece of art to arrive in the post!

For more information on Incognito 2021, go HERE 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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