SENDING POSTCARDS Ballyhaunis artist Seamus Lundon (Lundy) is among the Mayo artists taking part in Incognito 2021.
Twenty-five Mayo artists 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.
As with every year, the identity of the artists behind the paintings – for sale at €60 each – is kept top secret until the sale has closed.
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. Everything sold out last year in just 15 minutes!
The Mayo artists taking part are Susie Quinn, Westport; Suzanne O'Regan, Ballinrobe; Suzanne O'Donnell Duddy, Westport; Amy Nugent, Balla; Cathy Lewis, Claremorris; Christine Prescott, Westport; Breda Burns, Westport; Emily Caplice, Cahir; Mags Duffy, Westport; Lanna Heyrman, Claremorris; Anne McDonagh, Westport; Alicia Dempsey, Westport; Emma Eustace, Claremorris; Helen Monaghan, Castlebar; Jacki Bowler, Louisburgh; Linda Barrett, Westport; Marliese Hertfelder, Ballyhaunis; Norah Brennan, Claremorris; Peggy Moran, Newport; Rachel Corcoran, Westport; Saileen Drumm, Newport; Shelley Troupe, Swinford; Séamas Lundon, Ballyhaunis; Deirdre Kelleghan, Westport; and Tina Heraty, Westport. 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.
For curator Lucinda Hall, Incognito 2021 is an opportunity to bring the talents of Mayo artists to a brand-new audience:
“We are so very grateful to each of our artists from Mayo 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.”
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… 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.”
The Incognito art collection is now live at www.incognito.ie, while the online art sale will take place on Thursday, April 22, at 10am sharp.
Register online in advance of the online sale, and browse the collection of 3,000-plus postcard artworks, each numbered without artists’ names identified. Note down details of the artworks you wish to purchase for your wish list. Be ready to go online on April 22 at 10am sharp when the sale goes live, and choose your selected artworks.
Full details on the purchase process and more can be found at www.incognito.ie. For more information on the vital work of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, visit www.jackandjill.ie.