Royal College of Art, London, launches its annual anonymous postcard exhibition and fundraising sale this December. The Stewarts RCA Secret show – originally launched in 1994 – includes over 1,800 postcard-sized artworks, which are available as part of donations to the RCA Fund, and part of a talent development scheme to support the next generation of artists and designers.
Contributors range both established and emerging practitioners, including graduates and students from Kenginston College at RCA. As part of an anonymous sale, the works are all available for the same price of £60, whilst maintaining the secrecy of their authors. Confirmed names for this year include Turner Prize-winning artists Grayson Perry and Jeremy Deller, conceptual artist Ryan Gander, contemporary artist Bob and Roberta Smith, painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, and Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park. Esteemed alumni of the College that have contributed postcards include film director Sir Ridley Scott, photomontage artist Peter Kennard – who is also RCA Senior Tutor in Photography – ceramicist Magdalene Odundo, sculptor Alison Wilding and artist Celia Hempton.
All proceeds go to the RCA Fund. Stewarts RCA Secret exhibition is open for viewing from 30 November at the RCA’s Kensington campus, London. Artworks can be bought from 1-3 December. For more information, click here.
1. Courtesy of the RCA.