RCA Secret Dubai

16 Mar 2015 – 21 Mar 2015

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Cost of entry

Free admission to the exhibition.

A4 Space

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Travel Information

  • Alserkal Avenue is located between two metro stations, First Gulf Bank (Gold & Diamond Park) and Noor Islamic Bank. You will then have to take a taxi from the metro station to reach the avenue.

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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 16 to 21 March 2015 at A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue as part of Art Dubai’s Art Week, 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. 

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