Artists go undercover once again

The Incognito Art Show returns to Sydney this July.

Words: Erin Irwin

Australia’s inclusive art show is opening its doors once more, with the Incognito Art Show coming to Paddington in Sydney next month. The show will feature thousands of artworks submitted anonymously, each A5 in size, and all for the price of $100. The show is not-for-profit, and all money raised will go towards programs that give a platform to artists working with disabilities. Studio A is one of their major beneficiaries, which has previously supported artists such as Guy Fredericks, Thom Roberts, Meghan Pelham and Emily Crockford.

The Incognito Art Show aims to democratise art collecting, encouraging buyers to add works that they truly love to their collection – regardless of the popularity of the artist. Any artist can register to submit a work, whether they are emerging or established in their practice. 2024 has seen more than 13,000 artists register, with several thousand works already listed online.

In the past, several big names of the Australian art world have contributed their works to the show, including Laura Jones, Ken Done, Jason Phu, Abdul Abdullah and Julia Gutman.

This year collectors can add works to their wishlist before the in-person sale, which will take place on the 13 – 14 July, so they can be ready to go on the day of the exhibition. Any works that don’t go on the day will be available online in the week following. To pick your favourites, head to the Incognito Art Show’s website here.

This article was posted 18 June 2024.

Image: lot number 4305. Courtesy: the artist (anonymous) and the Incognito Art Show.

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