Tuesday, March 03, 2015

First contributor news



Fad website have published an article which contains the first contributor news for the sale.  Many familiar names and a new one thrown in for good measure.  Text of the article reproduced below.

RCA Secret turns 21 this year and is celebrating coming of age with a bold new collaboration that sees them working with some of industry’s top curators, bringing in a whole new breadth of talent to the exhibition.

23 curators from around the world have been invited to commission three artists to make postcards for the sale. With contributors including industry leaders and the most exciting new names in contemporary curation, the programme mirrors the exhibition’s ethos of placing established names next to the stars of the future.

Among the curators involved are Laurence Sillars, chief curator of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; David Falkner, Gallery Director at Stanley Picker Gallery; Laura Sillars, Artistic Director at Site Gallery; Ingrid Swenson, Director of PEER; Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Rosie Cooper, Project Curator at Liverpool Biennial; and Chris Clark critic and Senior Curator at Lewis Glucksman Gallery.

The exhibition is the most ambitious yet with postcards already received from some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists and designers including: Bob & Roberta Smith, Maggi Hambling, Zandra Rhodes, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Christo, David Bailey, Yinka Shonibare, Ryan Gander, Paula Rego, Nick Park, Norman Ackroyd, Paul Smith and Joseph Kosuth.

RCA Secret gives you the chance to purchase art works that would be the envy of any collector for only £55. 

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Timeline Updates

Thanks to Rachel, a blog reader, for some further information.  The RCA secret timeline has been updated with more info here.  Please do feed back any further information you have, especially about the early years!


Saturday, February 28, 2015

21st RCA secret gets curatorial


Well, well, well this is big news on the RCA secret front and potentially extremely exciting!

I've reprinted below the content of a facebook post made by the college yesterday

It's almost our Birthday and we decided to let you in on a little Secret we have been keeping up our sleeve!!!! So here it is.....
Stewarts Law RCA Secret turns 21 and this year is celebrating coming of age with a bold new collaboration that sees us working with some of industry’s top curators, bringing in a whole new breadth of talent to the exhibition.
Twenty-three curators from around the world have been invited to commission three artists to make postcards for the sale. With contributors including industry leaders and the most exciting new names in contemporary curation, the programme mirrors the exhibition's ethos of placing established names next to the stars of the future.
Among the curators involved are Laurence Sillars, chief curator of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art; David Falkner, Gallery Director at Stanley Picker Gallery; Laura Sillars, Artistic Director at Site Gallery; Ingrid Swenson, Director of PEER; Alistair Hudson, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; and Chris Clark critic and Senior Curator at Lewis Glucksman Gallery.
See the full list of Curators bellow and check out our Curators on our website at: http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk/2015/curators/

1. Francesca von Zedtwitz-Arnim (pictured)
2. Bryan Biggs
3. Chris Clarke
4. Joseph Constable
5. Anne Duffau
6. Zavier Ellis
7. David Falkner
8. Antony Hudek
9. Angelica Sule
10. Ingrid Swenson
11. Matt Packer
12. Dawn Williams
13. Maria Guggenbichler
14. Alistair Hudson
15. Nadia Ismail
16. Laura Sillars
17. Zsuzsanna Stánitz
18. Margrethe Troensegaard
19. Fatos Ustek
20. Tarini Malik
21. Rosie Cooper
22. Laurence Sillars
23. Ritz Wu

Friday, February 27, 2015

Some Rca secret Dubai images

Here are some rca secret Dubai images courtesy of Design Week magazine 








Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's oh so quiet

I appreciate there's been a low key build up to this year's sale on the blog but with the sale 2 weeks away today there hasn't been a lot to report.  

No news articles have been published yet and the college have been keeping shtum on contributor news.  We know the college have had contributions from the likes of Pete Fowler. Anita Klein, Susie Hamilton and Wayne Chisnall from their blog posts and Twitter feeds.  If you follow my Twitter feed I retweet any news we get on that platform.  Keep your eyes peeled....

Monday, February 02, 2015

RCA Secret has a brand new website



This years sale will be celebrated with a brand, spanking new website, first unveiled today.  Looks good so far, hopefully it will be easier to navigate than the last one once the cards are online.  Getting excited now?

Thursday, December 11, 2014