Nine artists from Donegal have made a stellar contribution to a special auction this week in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.
The artists will remain anonymous until their work is sold and sent to the successful purchaser. The buyer will then find the artist’s signature on the back of the artwork.
The INCOGNITO – Part Two Collection will be auctioned on Thursday to raise much-needed funds for Jack & Jill as they help struggling families across Ireland.
Seven Donegal families utilised the Jack and Jill foundation’s services in April this year, with 65 local families to date this year seeking help from the charity.
Purchasing just one painting is the equivalent of three hours of specialist nursing home care for any one of these families.
Supported by William Fry, the affordable, accessible, and imaginative online collection of 978 original pieces of art, all donated to the charity, began previewing on Monday 11th May on www.incognito.ie; with the online sale starting at 10am on 28th May.
The original artworks will be sold online on a first-click-first-served basis for €50 each, with the exciting prospect of acquiring a very valuable piece of art.
Featuring both Irish and international artists, the virtual gallery is a joy to browse, and features art from members of the Munster rugby squad alongside art from Bruce and Patti Springsteen, Una Sealey, The Project Twins, Vincent Devine, Martin Mooney, Mick O’Dea, Sylvia Parkinson Brown, Victor Richardson, Martin Gale, Guggi, Bridget Flinn and Adrian+Shane to name but a few.
‘We had over 15,000 visitors to the Incognito online store to buy 1,814 artworks at the first sale last month, raising over €90,000 for Jack & Jill within 15 minutes, and we are hoping to repeat this success with INCOGNITO – PART TWO, when the charity most needs this fundraising boost’ said Bryan Bourke, Managing Partner of William Fry.
Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack & Jill Foundation added: “Each €50 purchase equates to 3 hours of specialist home nursing care for one of our 340 Jack & Jill families. The Foundation provides specialist home nursing care and support to children with complex medical and life-threatening conditions, many of whom may never walk or talk or paint a picture themselves.”
To browse the artwork collection and pre-register for the 28th May sale please log on to www.incognito.ieTags: