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Sligo artists donate works for charity


Participating artist, Deirdre Houston.

Participating artist, Deirdre Houston.

Participating artist, Deirdre Houston.


Fourteen Sligo artists have generously donated pieces of work for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

Ireland’s biggest online art sale is now in its sixth year, and what makes Incognito 2022 different to other art sales, is that the buyer has no idea who the artist is until after the sale closes.

Among the Sligo artists taking part this year are Karen Norton Moynihan from Carraroe, Val Robus from Coolaney, and Deirdre Houston from Ballymote.

Funds raised from Incognito 2022 will help provide specialist home nursing care, respite support and end-of-life care for ten children with highly complex medical and life-limiting conditions across the county.

The postcard-sized works of art are priced at €65 each, and not only will purchasers be supporting Jack and Jill, they will secure a piece of art that they truly love, without knowing who the artist is.

The collection can now be viewed online at where prospective purchasers are being urged to register and select their favourites ahead of the sale which takes place on Thursday April 21 from 9.30am.

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In another exciting development for Incognito fans, it’s been revealed that this year sees an array of music artists taking part.

Among the stars to have got out their paint brushes are the Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood, Andrea Corr of The Corrs, Aslan’s Christy Dignam, and singer/songwriters Samantha Mumba, Lyra, Damien Dempsey and Robert Grace.

Long-standing Jack and Jill ambassador, and leading international fashion designer, Paul Costelloe, is also one of the mystery artists behind the more than 3,200 art works.

For Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, Incognito is a very special fundraiser for artists, for art lovers and for Jack and Jill families.

“There’s something very special about Incognito which turns art into a real currency for care. On the one hand, we have hugely talented artists who are so generous in donating their art to Jack and Jill.

“On the other hand, we have members of the public who really want to purchase that art and to support our families at the same time.

“Each piece of art is part of a bigger story and leaves behind an extraordinary legacy.