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RCA Secret Dubai

Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue

14 Mar 201619 Mar 2016

Back by popular demand, RCA Secret Dubai – Dubai’s edition of the Royal College of Art’s anonymous art exhibition and sale – returns to Art Dubai this year and is held in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. For the first time, the sale will be take place across two key locations during Art Week.

The 2016 RCA Secret Dubai will feature 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 designersPaul 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. Art enthusiasts must register their interest, eitheronline or in person, in this 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 in London is closed, after April 16. Collection of the purchased pieces will take place only on March 19. If buyers are unable to collect, the piece can be couriered (courier rates apply). Buyers will be able to purchase up to four cards each.

RCA Secret Dubai Sale Dates & Timings:

Art Dubai March 17, 4pm‐9pm; March 18, 2pm-‐9pm; March 19, 12pm­‐6pm.

Alserkal Avenue March 14, 11am‐5pm (Exhibition only), 5pm­‐9pm (Sale); March 15‐19, 10am‐7pm

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Destination: Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi
Where: Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue
Type: Market
Admission: Booking

Exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks by regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers, plus up-and-coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. Register at

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Contacts & Details

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T: +971 50 558 7776 M: W: RCA