David Franchi – Thursday, 30th June 2016.

Curious Duke Gallery, London, and Secret Art Prize for Moniker Art Fair 2016Curious Duke Gallery offers the opportunity to win a solo exhibition at Moniker Art FairLondon, for the winner of the Secret Art Prize 2016.

London –based, Curious Duke Gallery and Secret Art Prize will be the major sponsor of the edition of the Moniker Art Fair 2016.

Secret Art Prize is one of the best emergent competitions. Coinciding with the most important art week for exhibition in London, it will dedicate a space to the winner during the Moniker Art Fair in October 2016. Both Moniker Projects and Curious Duke Gallery will be offering their curatorial support.

Additionally, the winner will be offered a month long exhibition at the influential Curious Duke Gallery, £1000 in cash, a profile in State Magazine, full gallery representation and mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke.

There will also be four runners up, with each artist awarded a place in the Curious Duke Gallery group show that opens on the 29th September and runs until 29th October 2016.

The public will vote for a winner of People’s Choice Award, who will be automatically shortlisted straight to the final 30. The procedure for the selection will be the following: once applications have closed on 31 July, Curious Duke Gallery shortlists 100 applicants and their work will be published on the Secret Art prize website. The public can vote for their favourite. The piece with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award.

Curious Duke Gallery is focused on representing new contemporary artists who work in a great variety of media that often are out of classification. Curious Duke Gallery, London, promotes the accessibility of original and affordable artwork, whilst supporting young artists in their early career. Secret Art Prize was inaugurated in 2014. Multi award winning Curious Duke Gallery placed 2nd at Micro Business Smarta 100 2013 Awards in association with O2, and 2nd best cultural venue in Shoreditch and Hoxton by TimeOut #LoveLondon Awards 2015.

Now in its seventh year, Moniker Art Fair has an established reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with its roots set in urban culture.

Staged during London’s most important art week in October, Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

The panel of judges will choose who is the overall winner of the Secret Art Prize 2016. The panel of judges is composed by Anna Smithson, Director and curator of Smithson Gallery; Mark Powell, Artist; Anna McNay, Freelance art writer, Deputy Editor at State Media and Arts Editor at DIVA magazine; Ana Bambic Kostov, Art Historian; Trevor Nelson, DJ and art collector; and Frankie Shea, Director of Moniker Projects, Founder of Moniker Art Fair.

The deadline is 31st July 2016. Fee is £10.

To apply for Secret Art Prize 2016 the you can visit the Curious Duke Gallery website, or go there in person at 173 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JT, for a chance to win an exhibition space at the Moniker Art Fair.