Past Events

Art on a Postcard was intended to be a one-off Secret Postcard Auction in 2014, it went so well that’s we’ve spawned a small industry from it. We’ve not only had several other Secret Auctions since and we now also have its sister Photography on a Postcard which has become the official charity of Photo London.

Artists such as Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake, Grayson Perry, Michael Craig Martin, Cecily Brown, Sam Taylor Johnson, Jake and Dinos Chapman, David Shrigley, Julian Opie, Chantal Joffe RA, Martin Yeoman, Amy Feldman, Rebecca Salter RA have taken part in our Secret Auction. Photography on a Postcard has just as many illustrious names involved from the photography world such as Dougie Wallace, Wofgang Tillmans, Karen Knorr, Alison Jackson and Martin Parr.

In 2017 we collaborated with Mick Rooney RA to produce Art on a Ukulele which saw 28 ukuleles decorated by Allen Jones RA, Norman Ackroyd RA, Anne Desmett RA and Mick Rooney himself among others go up for action. The pinnacle of the project was The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performing a gig with the ukuleles at The Jazz Café and being joined on stage by Channel Four’s Jon Snow who sang a rendition of The Beatle’s Hey Jude.

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Secret Auction 2016, Maddox Gallery

Secret Auction 2017, Unit

Charlie Brooks, Gemma Peppe and Sadie Frost at the Secret Auction 2017, Unit

Secret Auction 2016, Maddox Gallery

Photography on a Postcard 2017, theprintspace 

Photography on a Postcard 2017, theprintspace 

Carl Barât, Edie Langley and Gita Langley at the Photo London Closing Party 2018, Spring Restaurant 

Gemma Peppe and James Nicholls at the Secret Auction 2016, Maddox Gallery

Secret Auction 2017, Unit

Dougie Wallace at the Secret Auction 2017, Unit

Photography on a Postcard 2017, theprintspace 

Lock performing at the Photo London Closing Party, Spring Restaurant 

Secret Auction 2017, Unit

Artwork for auction at the Photo London Closing Party, 2018 

Gemma Peppe and James Nicholls at the Secret Auction 2016, Maddox Gallery

Mick Rooney RA at the Art on a Ukulele exhibition 2017, Long & Ryle