RCA Secret has returned to Dubai for Art Week 2016. RCA Secret Dubai is the Dubai edition of the Royal College of Art’s (RCA) acclaimed anonymous art exhibition and sale, which returns to Art Dubai this year and is held in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. For the first time, the sale is taking place across two key locations during Art Week.


The 2016 RCA Secret Dubai features 1,000 original post-card size artworks displayed for sale at Alserkal Avenue (March 14-19) and Art Dubai (March 17-19). The anonymous collection is created and donated by regionally and internationally acclaimed artists and designers, plus alumni from the Royal College of Art in London. All proceeds support the university’s scholarship fund to support art students at a formative time in their careers.

Previous contributors to RCA Secret Dubai include world-renowned fashion designers Paul Smith, Zandra Rhodes, Christopher Bailey and Orla Kiely; architect Zaha Hadid; artists Hajra Waheed, Adel Abidin, Najat Makki and eL Seed; and the iconic photographer David Bailey.


What’s the Secret?

Art enthusiasts register their interest to participate in what is an unique opportunity to purchase original works of art for just 500 dirhams. Registered buyers select and purchase a postcard from the RCA Secret wall at Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue, without knowing who the artists is. The talent behind the postcard artwork is only revealed after the sale is closed. Buyers are only able to purchase up to four cards each.


Photographs via Art Dubai, Aleserkal Avenue & RCA Secret

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