How it all works....
What is the Incognito Art Show?
The Incognito Art Show is a new Art Show raising funds to help support Australian artists.
Incognito is exhibiting and selling original postcard sized artworks that have been donated by some of Australia’s most renowned professional artists as well as emerging amateur artists.
There are 1,000+ artists exhibiting including some of Australia’s best known artists including Laura Jones, Nicholas Harding, Del Kathryn Barton, Joan Ross, Abdul Abdullah, Clara Adolphs, Jason Phu, Zoe Young, Jasper Knight, Paul Davies, Phil James, Tsering Hannaford, Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Ben Quilty, Shireen Taweel, Omar Musa, Miranda Skoczek and Julian Meagher. Not to mention, all Studio A artists are contributing original works.
THE TWIST? The identity of each artist will be anonymous when the artwork is exhibited. Only once purchased will the artist’s identity be revealed on the reverse side of the work.
All profits raised will be donated to Studio A, a Sydney based arts company that provides professional development for artists with intellectual disabilities. Find out more about Studio A at studioa.org.au.
Where and when is the sale?
All artworks will be sold to the public on Saturday the 5th of June at the Verona Studio 1, 17 Oxford St, Paddington. The doors will open at 8am and close at 8pm. If there are still artworks left over, the sale will open again on Sunday the 6th of June at 10am.
Where do I review the art?
All returned artwork is displayed here.
The art will also be on display for physical viewing the day before the sale; Friday the 4th of June at the Verona Studio 1, 17 Oxford St, Paddington.
What are the sale day rules?
There are three key rules to the Incognito Art Show sale:
- Artworks will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Buyers are restricted to buying up to 3 artworks each.
- All artworks will cost $100 each regardless of who the artist is.
How should I prepare for the sale day?
There is going to be a lot of art and not much time to sell it. To prepare for a fast and smooth buying day, the Incognito Art Show team strongly encourages all potential buyers to review the artwork before sale day and come with a (long) list of your desired works.
Please thoroughly review the artwork online and/or in person in advance of sale day. Take personal note of the associated number of the artworks you would like to buy (make a long list!).
Get to the Sale Day early. There is likely to be a queue. If you want your first shot at your desired pieces, you have to get there early. Remember there may be people with similar tastes to you!
Bring appropriate clothing as it may be cold.
Last but not least, please be patient and polite on the day. All people working on the Incognito Art Show are volunteers. It has been a huge amount of work and in terms of the volume of artwork we have received, we could argue it’s been TOO successful. There will likely be waiting so be prepared for that.
The ‘Incognito’ concept
Incognito Art Show is debuting in 2021. However it is not an original concept. ‘Incognito’ projects have been run all over the world.
There’s a great ‘Incognito’ show run in Ireland to raise funds for the Jack and Jill foundation. There’s another one in the UK run by the Royal-overseas-league to raise money to support the work of the ROSL Trust. There’s Incognito in Canada by the Langley Arts Council. In California, there’s an Incognito show in both LA at the ICA and in San Francisco at SMMoA.
‘Incognito’ is a tried and tested concept that has proven successful in helping to support various charities and organisations worldwide. We can't wait to bring Incognito to Sydney for the first time and do our part in supporting artists.
The Australian ‘Incognito Art Show’ was inspired by ‘Incognito’ in Ireland. Incognito in Ireland raises funds for the Jack and Jill foundation and does a fantastic job of it.
If you love the Incognito concept and would like to support Incognito in Ireland, we would highly encourage you to do so. Since inception, they’ve raised €437,500 for Jack and Jill.
Any Australian artists willing to contribute to Incognito in Ireland can register at www.incognito.ie.