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Above from left: Artists Una Sealy, Helen Steele, Robert Ballagh and Jill & Gill and Asbestos

Ah here,

This morning.

Dublin 2.

The launch of the Incognito art sale in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, where the sleb artist’s identity remains a mystery until the sale closes.

Each artwork costs €65, with all funds raised going to support Jack and Jill’s ‘in-home specialist nursing care, respite support and end-of-life care for children with highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions up to the age of six’

The collection goes live this Thursday with the sale on April 21.

Register here.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A map of Europe by ‘most famous artwork’.

Complete list here.

Ireland’s choice?

The Meeting on the Turret Stairs, 1864.

by Wicklow-born, Clare-bred Sir Frederic William Burton.

Rebooted by street artist Joe Caslin in 2015.

Your pick?

‘My Hope For Christmas’ by Lily Areeya Maher

This afternoon.

Jilly McDonough writes:

Lily Areeya Maher aged 12 from Donabate, Co. Dublin was the chosen winner by head judge Bryan Dobson from around 5,000 entries to the annual RTÉ news2day art competition and will turn on the Christmas lights at RTÉ this Friday.

Lily’s winning picture will be donated to the National Library of Ireland’s Special Collections Archive for permanent preservation after the competition.

The theme this year was ‘My Hope for Christmas’ and Lily’s winning picture details hopes to see her grandparents safely, to play with friends without having to social distance, to travel abroad without having to be tested beforehand, and a hope that Covid-19 be under control so that health-workers can relax.

On RTÉ’s news2day on Friday at 4:20pm, Lily will be turning on the Christmas lights with news2day‘s Mícheál O’Scannáil.

This morning.

Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin 2.

The launch of the RDS Visual Art Awards & exhibition 2021 supporting “graduating Irish artists and guiding them into a professional world”.

From top: Juliette Morrison with her work ‘Quarantine (2020-2021)’; Fiona Gordon with her work ‘EXCESSIVELY CHAOTIC UTOPIAN ESCAPE’; Lauren Conway with her work ‘A Great Public Meeting’; Rachel Daly with her work ‘Til we part’; Vanessa Jones with her work ‘Self Replicating, Self Portraits’, and Catherine McDonald with her work ‘How Far’.

The exhibition runs at the RHA Gallery until December 19.

Bloke-free by the looks of it.



Stop that.

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland


An exhibition of sculpture, photography and painting by Dublin born artist Ana Carey (top) at the International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 8 from Thursday, October 9.

Ana says:

My exhibition is a journey back to art. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder some years ago. Long before this happened I have always been intrigued with the human form. I have explored the strength and frailty of both the human body and human spirit through sculpture, photography and painting.

Ana Carey

Thanks Alan Bracken