RCA postcard exhibition offers big names for £50


The Royal College of Art’s annual postcard exhibition and sale is celebrating its 20th year in March with a headline sponsor and name change to Stewarts Law RCA Secret.

The popular, fundraising event invites thousands of creative professionals to make a postcard-size piece of art. All of the postcards are signed on the back and are displayed anonymously at the RCA’s gallery in Battersea. The event closes with a one-day sale where art collectors can buy a postcard for just £50, whether it’s been made by a famous name or a young art student.

The 2013 sale featured 2,700 postcards by renowned names such as Paula Rego, Julian Opie, David Bailey, Christo and John Baldessari, Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park, film director Mike Leigh, fashion designers Sir Paul Smith, Christopher Bailey, Orla Kiely and Manolo Blahnik, Stone Roses guitarist John Squire and designer Sir James Dyson.

Wilhelmina Bunn, Curator of Stewarts Law RCA Secret said:

“The Stewarts Law sponsorship means that money raised from the sale of postcards will go towards helping even more talented fine art students who may not have been able to continue with their practice due to financial hardship. We are enormously grateful for their continued support in helping us stage the event at the College.”

Stewarts Law RCA Secret exhibition opens to the public on 13 March 2014 and ends with the sale day on 22 March 2014 at the Royal College of Art’s Dyson building in Battersea.