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Online Secret Postcard Auction by RWA

Online by the Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX

Tel: +44 (0)117 973 5129

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Secret Postcard Auction at RWA

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This year the popular Secret Postcard Auction will take place exclusively online.

Take Part Online:
As an independent charity, the RWA need your support now more than ever, so are encouraging people to take part in the Secret Postcard Auction online from 15 - 25 June 2020.

The ever-popular Secret Postcard Auction is back for another year. This hotly anticipated event offers the chance to purchase unique works of art by leading figures from the art and cultural world from just £40.

Last year's contributions came 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

All artworks measure c.7" x 5" (19 x 14 cm) and are signed on the back, so buyers either have to guess who the big name artists are or just buy what they like. Bidding on each work 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! 

Your support is vital
By taking part in the Secret Postcard Auction you are supporting the RWA (Registered Charity 1070163), which receives less than 2% of its operating costs from the public purse. Income from last year's Auction enabled us to offer family and adult learning activities for people from all backgrounds, and to carry out essential maintenance on our beautiful, listed building.

If you would like to make a larger donation to the RWA, please click here 

How does the Online Secret Postcard Auction work?
This year the event will be held on an online auction platform and you can head to shop.rwa.org.uk/collections/events/products/secret-postcard-auction to start browsing from 9am on 15 June. The closing date for all bids will be on 25 June at 9pm. The identities of which artists did which postcard will remain secret until the auction ends.

Please note: Following the latest advice from the Government, it is with much regret that RWA has taken the decision to close with immediate effect. Read our full statement here.

 

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