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RCA Secret is an annual exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus up-and-coming students from the Royal College of Art. Last year’s exhibition of 2,700 works, included original contributions from Yoko Ono, Paula Rego, Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Olafur Eliasson, David Bailey, fashion designer Paul Smith, Stone Roses guitarist John Squire and animator Nick Park to name just a few.

Last chance to view 2008 postcards. You can currently view all the work from RCA Secret 2008 here until 30th October.

Open at Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU from Friday 13 November until Friday 20 November 11-6pm, 11-8pm on Thursday 19 November. Free admission.

The postcards will also be available for viewing on this website from Friday 13th November.

The cards will be sold to the public in a huge one-day sale, with each postcard costing just £40, regardless of whether it has been made by a famous name or a current art student. The Sale will be open on Saturday 21 November, 8am-6pm.

The postcards are signed only on the reverse, so the author of each work remains a secret until after purchase, and the signature on the back is revealed.

You must register in advance of the Sale. If you would like to register please click here. Postcards will only be available to purchase in person at the Sale. It is recommended that you prepare a list of cards in advance, as the exhibition will not be open for viewing on the morning of the Sale.

First-Fifty Raffle tickets for a chance to win a place at the front of the Sale queue will be on sale at the Exhibition, until half an hour before the close of the exhibition on each open day.

All proceeds to the RCA Fine Art Student Award Fund, which supports student artists during their training at the Royal College of Art.

Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Viewing Days: 13 – 20 November, 11am – 6pm daily (late night opening until 8pm on 19 November)
Sale Day: 21 November, from 8am – 6pm.
Public information: 020 7590 4186 or
Tube: South Kensington/High Street Kensington
Buses: 9,10, 52, 452