Tuesday, February 13, 2018

RCA secret 2018 will return in the autumn

The college have announced on their website that this years RCA secret will return in the autumn of 2018. 

They also say that this will be the 25th year and 25th Sale.  I'm not sure that is right.  RCA secret started in 1994 so I guess you could just about shoehorn that as being "the 25th year" of RCA secret (although most I think would argue that was 2019).  As there was no sale in 2012 this will definitely be only the 24th sale.  

Anyway away from the pedantry it is exciting news.  Can't wait for the next incarnation.  Let's hope the college make good on their offer to discuss with the fans the format of the show after last years disastrous sale day.

Here's the text from the article:

The RCA will launch its 25th annual RCA Secret exhibition and sale in Autumn 2018.

Since its launch in 1994, the RCA's annual fundraising postcard exhibition and sale features over 1,000 postcard-sized drawings, collages, photographs and sculptures by some of the world’s most celebrated artists and designers, as well as by promising students from the College.

All proceeds of RCA Secret go to the RCA Fund, funding bursaries and scholarships going to students who benefit from the financial aid the RCA is able to provide through this unique fundraiser.

RCA Secret attracts high-profile art collectors and passionate art lovers. Each of the postcards on display is sold anonymously, with the artist only being revealed after the point of sale, once the card is bought by a collector. Previous contributors include David Hockney, Yinka Shonibare, David Bowie, John Baldessari, Tracey Emin and Christopher Bailey.

In 2018, RCA Secret will mark its twenty-fifth year. More information and dates coming soon…

In the meantime, please support students to complete their studies and make a gift to the RCA Fund today.  

To view postcard images of past RCA Secret exhibitions and for more details on the event visit http://london.secret.rca.ac.uk