RCA Secret Dubai 2015
18 March 2015 to 21 March 2015
The Royal College of Art’s renowned anonymous postcard exhibition goes global in 2015 with the launch of RCA Secret Dubai. The exhibition and fundraising sale will run from 18 to 21 March 2015 at the Art Dubai art fair coinciding with its London counterpart RCA Secret.
So what’s the secret? All of the postcards are displayed anonymously so you have to guess which artist or designer has made the work before you decide to hand over your cash. Artists may choose to paint, draw, sketch, photograph or even produce a 3-d sculpture. Over its 21 years RCA Secret has boasted a roll call of legendary artists and designers who have donated work including Grayson Perry, Paula Rego, Julian Opie, David Bailey, Jeremy Deller, Sir James Dyson, Sir Paul Smith, Christopher Bailey, Orla Kiely, musician Jarvis Cocker, film director Mike Leigh, Stone Roses guitarist John Squire, and architect Zaha Hadid.
Up to 1000 bespoke artworks from some of the world’s leading artists and designers along with rising RCA students and graduates will be available, during the weeklong exhibition, to buy for only 500 dirham each. The UAE and Middle East’s thriving art scenes will also be represented, with contributions by local and regional artists and designers. Proceeds will go to the College’s Scholarship Fund, helping talented students at formative stages in their careers, and also contribute to establishing and running RCA courses in Dubai, which will in turn nurture emerging local talent.
Artworks can be previewed online and at the fair from March 18, but no purchases can be made until Sales Day.
For further information visit: www.rca.ac.uk/secretdubai
Art Dubai open: Thursday: 4–9.30pm; Friday: 2–9.30pm
Sales day: Saturday 21 March, 12–6.30pm