Royal College Of Art Post Card Sale Raises £120,000 For Bursary Fund

The Royal College Of Art Secret 2014, an annual post card selling event has been a resounding success with nearly all of the postcards sold. When the tally is done it is hoped that the sale will have net around £120,000 for the Royal College bursary fund.

The chance to buy original Postcards by well known artists such as, Grayson Perry, Allan Jones, Paula Rego, Jeremy Deller, David Nash, David Bailey, Zaha Hadid, Billy Childish, Richard Long and Yinka Shonibare for £50 is always the draw.

Each year, the Royal College of Art asks professional artists and designers, plus up-and-coming art students and graduates to make and donate a piece of work, the only conditions are that it has to be postcard-sized and it must be signed on the back. Artists may choose to paint, draw, sketch or even produce a 3-d sculpture as long as it’s postcard-sized.  

Wilhelmina Bunn, RCA Secret curator said, “We’re thrilled with the number and quality of postcards that have been sent to us this year. The breadth of artistic styles will make for a really stunning exhibition, with contributions by artists and designers from all walks of life displayed next to each other. At a time when arts education funding is being cut we’re even more grateful for this support, with donations helping the next generation of artists coming through the College.”

Top Photo: Left Yinka Shonibare Right: Jeremy Deller

Some of the big names on offer are illustrated below can you guess? Key at bottom.

1) Allan Jones 2) Richard Long 3) Grayson Perry 4) David Nash 5) David Bailey 6) Billy Childish

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