Incognito Art Show returns with over 1,000 registrations in three days

The show where both amateur and professional work sells for $100 returns in July for its third year.

Words: Em Best

The Incognito Art Show is returning to Sydney this winter for its third instalment, having already attracted over 1000 artists in the first three days of registration.

The unconventional art show, which has previously included works from artists such as Blak Douglas, Joan Ross, and Ben Quilty, has attracted even more sought-after artists this year, with Caroline Zilinsky, Jason Phu, Marisa Purcell, and Tony Albert already signed up.

“Each year, our show has doubled in size,” says co-founder David Liston, “I can’t wait to see how big this year can be”.

In line with previous years, the show will accept registrations from amateur, emerging, or professional artists. By removing restrictive entry requirements, the show aims to make the professional arts sector more accessible to aspiring artists and collectors. All works will be sold anonymously at a flat rate of $100 on a first-come-first-serve basis, with a limit of three per buyer. The artist that contributed the work will be revealed only once their work has sold, encouraging collectors to purchase works that they truly love, rather than acquiring art only for the name attached.

All profits will go towards Studio A and Little Orange Studio, organisations that work to support artists living with a disability by providing working spaces, mentorships, and platforms to display and sell artworks.

“Their artists contribute immensely to arts, culture and the greater community. I’m so happy to be involved in a project that will have tangible fundraising outcomes for the work they do” says co-founder and exhibiting artist Laura Jones.

The Incognito Art Show opens for viewing in mid-July, with a finalised date to be announced. The works will be available for purchase the following day, both in-person and online.

For more information, visit the Incognito Art Show’s website here.

This article was posted 15 March 2023.

Image: Blak Douglas, Incognito Art Show submission #3593. Courtesy: the artist and Incognito Art Show, Sydney.

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