Secret Art Prize 2017, Curoius Duke Gallery, London

London - At its 5th edition, the Secret Art Prize 2017 calls for artist to apply, at Curious Duke Gallery.

The winner will receive £1000, their work exhibited at Moniker Art Fair, a profile in After Nyne Magazine and representation from Curious Duke Gallery. There will also be four runners up who will exhibit at Moniker Art Fair and will be represented by Curious Duke.

Additionally, the top 100 applicants work will be featured on the website for the People’s Choice Award, with the possibility to be viewed by over 100,000 people, providing a great promotion for the artists even if they are not winner.

The Secret Art Prize is one of the UK’s leading art prizes. It is an extraordinary chance for beginner artists to emerge and win an amazing prize.

The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Disciplines welcome include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. Film and performance pieces are not accepted.

The winners will be announced at a special event held at the Hoxton Hotel Shoreditch in August. The event will be exhibiting previous winners work and there will be talks from some of the industries professionals organised by The Art Conference.

Announced judging panel is: AfterNyne Editor Claire Meadows; Thinkspace Andrew Hosner; Art Advisor Melissa Scallan; Tina Ziegler Director of Moniker Art Fair; artist Otto D’Ambra; and Johnathan LeVine from LeVine projects.

To apply applicants will need to submit an image of their work and supply a short statement about the work and them as an artist. All applications to be made through the website www.secretartprize.com

The deadline is 11th June 2017.

Founded in 2011 by Eleni Duke, multi- award winning Curious Duke Gallery has established its position on the UK art scene, with lot of collaborations, participating at the UK art fairs and joining the judging panels. In 2015 the gallery came second to the highly respected Richmix in the TimeOut #LoveLondon culture awards.

Curious Duke Gallery has won the 2nd place for Micro Business of the Year 2013, with her artists taking to the airwaves on BBC radio and featured in London’s press.