Monday, March 17, 2014

RCA Secret 2014

On Saturday 22nd March 2014, you have the opportunity to buy an artwork by somebody famous - and support a good cause at the same time.

The exhibition for RCA Secret 2014 has opened at the Royal College of Art in Battersea and its famous sale with occur next Saturday where all works of art are for sale for £50.

Its aim is to help emerging RCA students become better known and to generate funds for the Royal College of Art Fine Art Student Award Fund.

The fascinating aspect of this exhibition is that you don't know who made a piece of art until you've bought it - because they're signed on the back. You have a chance to buy an artwork by a famous artist - typically ones who were once RCA students also!

One of the pages for the online exhibition of the postcard sized works for sale on Saturday at RCA Secret.
Stewarts Law RCA Secret is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by internationally acclaimed artists plus up-and coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. It's your chance to get your hands on original works of art for a tiny price.


This year's exhibition contains 2900 works by 1124 artists. The impressive lineup includes generous contributions from Yinka Shonibare, Jeremy Deller, Paula Rego, Quentin Blake, David Bailey and Grayson Perry, musician Jarvis Cocker, architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designers Sir Paul Smith and, head of Burberry, Christopher Bailey.
These are the artists who are exhibiting postcard sized artwork.  Other names I spotted in the list of artists include: Glen Baxter, Quentin Blake, Stephen Farthing and David Nash as well as a few FBA stalwarts such as Jeremy Deller and William Packer.

The exhibition is open until Friday 21 March 2014, 11am-6pm daily (late opening until 9pm on 20 March only).

You can also view the artwork on sale without visiting the exhibition. There are 58 pages on the website for the 2,900 postcards sized works of art.

The sale is on Saturday 22 March 2014, 8am-6pm.  You can buy a maximum of four postcards but you can't just turn up and buy You must have a Collector's Number to be able to buy a card at this year's RCA Secret - so if you're interested register HERE to get one.  Then you have to queue!
RCA Secret works on a first come first served basis and inspires early bird devotion from a large fan base. It's not hyperbole to say the queue will begin in earnest from about 5am and continue growing until doors open at 8am.
Read the FAQs page for all the tips on how to buy and how to make sure you avoid a frustrating day out!

The venue is the Royal College of Art | Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN. Admission Free




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