This is a rad idea.
In order to level the playing field of buying and selling art and raise funds to help support Australian artists—both great things—some clever folks have put together the very first Incognito Art Show. An art show concept that’s seen success in major cities worldwide, Incognito works like this: over 1,000+ artists are selling original A5 artworks for you to buy for just $100. What’s the catch? You’ve got no idea who created the work until after you’ve bought it. Which means you could be heading home with a very generously priced work from one of Australia’s leading artists (Abdul Abdullah, Ben Quilty, Jason Phu, Del Kathryn Barton) or, the proud new owner of an emerging Australian artist’s work that you loved enough to pick out from a crowd of 1000+ pieces—it’s a win-win.
Another reason why you should head to Incognito this Saturday, the 5th of June at the Verona Studio 1, 17 Oxford St, Paddington: all profits raised will be donated to Studio A, a Sydney based arts company that provides professional development for artists with intellectual disabilities.
Handy tips for the day
– artworks will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, so get there early
– review the artworks before Saturday here and come with a list of your desired works in the (probable) event someone’s come through to scoop one of your faves first
– as keen a bean as you may be, remember that there’s a three-artwork limit per person, so choose wisely
– don’t be an impatient dickhead!
Incognito is on this Saturday, the 5th of June at the Verona Studio 1, 17 Oxford St, Paddington. Doors 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.