RCA Secret 2011
RCA Secret is an annual contemporary art exhibition and fundraising sale consisting of original postcard-sized artworks made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, as well as students and graduates from the College. The cards are sold to the public at a one-day sale on 26 November, with every postcard costing just £45, regardless of whether it has been made by a famous name or a young art student. What’s the Secret? Each postcard is signed on the back, so collectors don’t know the identity of the artist until they have made their purchase. All proceeds go to the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund, which helps support emerging artists during their time at the College. RCA Secret is sponsored by Stewarts Law.
Visit the RCA Secret website here.
Exhibition open 18 – 25 November 11am–6pm daily, (Thursday 24 November until 9pm). Sale day 26 November, 8am–6pm.
RCA Secret celebrates its eighteenth birthday this year as a unique fundraising exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, donated by internationally acclaimed artists as well as students and graduates from the Royal College of Art.
This years RCA Secret includes work by John Baldessari, Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin, Olafur Eliasson, designer Kenneth Grange, fashion designer Paul Smith and filmmaker Mike Leigh, amongst many others.
With ever decreasing financial support for art students, it is more important than ever to raise funds, which helps to ensure that the most talented artists can study at the RCA, regardless of income.
Exhibition open: 18-25 November 11am-6pm daily.
Late opening: 24 November until 9pm.
Sale open: 26 November 8am-6pm
The postcards will also be available to view at http://www.rca.ac.uk/secret/
from 18 November.
Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Proceeds go to the Royal College of Art Fine Art Student Award Fund.
To purchase, you must be registered as an RCA Secret Collector. If you have already registered in previous years you don't need to do so again, but you can review your Collector number by registering online at https://www.secret.rca.ac.uk . Cards are priced £45. A maximum of four cards may be purchased per person.
Wilhelmina Bunn, Curator
Polly Hunter, Assistant Curator
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Support the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund with a donation.