Secret Postcard Exhibition

18 - 29 Apr 2020

Secret Postcard Exhibition

Free Admission

Now a major event in the national art calendar, the RWA Secret Postcard Exhibition offers you the chance to view all 200+ exquisite miniature artworks up close and to place some early bids before the Secret Postcard Auction Event

All of the postcards in this auction have been submitted anonymously by professional artists and the identities of who did which postcard remains secret until the auction ends.

Each artwork measures around 7" x 5" (19 x 14 cm) and is signed on the back, so buyers either have to guess who the big name artists are or just buy what they like.

Bidding starts at just £40, which is a very reasonable price for a unique piece of art, and if it turns out to be by a Turner Prize winner or other leading artist, it might just be the bargain of the century! You can place your bids at the Exhibition or online (subscribe to our e-newsletter for the link to online bidding), however final bids will be taken on the night of the Secret Postcard Auction, so book tickets for your best chance of securing your favourite artworks.

Last year we received contributions from many internationally acclaimed artists including Basil Beattie, Dame Joan Collins, Eileen Cooper, Susan Derges, Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Antony Gormley, Bill Jacklin, Allen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Christopher LeBrun, David Nash, Ana Maria Pacheco and Nick Park, among many others.

The final, exciting Secret Postcard Auction Event will take place at the RWA on Thursday 30 April 6pm - 9.30pm

Opening times

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm

Sunday 11am-5pm

CLOSED Mondays

Last admission 30 minutes before closing. The RWA occasionally closes early for special events. Please call ahead or check the website for details.

Please note that the galleries will close slightly earlier than normal on Thursday 30 April 2019 and open late on Friday 31 April 2019. More details will be available nearer the time.

Academicans' Gallery, RWA, Queen’s Road, Clifton Bristol BS8 1PX