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Metro is delighted to be working with neighbours the wonderful Curious Duke Gallery and supporting their prestigious Secret Art Prize.

As part of the collaboration we are offering a premier portfolio prize for the winner which includes; a one-to-one portfolio review with our creative director Steve Macleod, a guided tour of the production lab and a tailored session with a print technician to discuss and prepare your work for print production.

 

WHAT IS THE SECRET ART PRIZE?

The winner of Secret Art Prize 2018 has the opportunity to showcase their works within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair with curatorial support from both Moniker Art Fair and Curious Duke Gallery. They will earn full representation from Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke, a £1000 cash prize and gifts from Jacksons Art and a portfolio review from Metro Imaging.

There will also be four runners up who will receive gifts from our sponsors, representation from Curious Duke Gallery

WHO CAN APPLY? 

The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Disciplines welcome include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. We do not accept film and performance pieces.

HOW TO APPLY?

A very simple question – just click here to find out.

WHAT IS THE PRIZE?

From Curious Duke Gallery

Curious Duke Gallery may have began in September 2011 as a pop up, in addition to the online gallery, but CDG now stands as a fully fledged ‘anti-gallery’. Curious Duke Gallery is currently London’s leading urban and contemporary art space for emerging artists.

– Representation

– Exhibition

– Mentoring with Director Eleni Duke

From Metro

Over 37 years in the photographic industry has taught us that every person who works here is as important as our clients. Our aim is for a flexible workforce with multi-skilled and cross-trained people so that our level of expertise is second to none.

– Premier Print + Portfolio Prize worth over £500

– Set of x10 portfolio prints based on our Premier Bespoke Service

– A guided lab and production tour

– A on-to-one portfolio review with Creative Director

– Tailored production advice with a Metro print technician

From Moniker Art Fair

Established in 2010, Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with it’s roots embedded in urban culture.

– A display of Art Work at Moniker Art Fair 4 – 7 October 2018

– The winning artist will be commissioned to make an installation art work which incorporates a collection of the winning artists work.

From Jackson’s Art Supplies

Jackson’s is a well-established maker and supplier of art materials. Their mission is to provide artists of all abilities with the paints, inks, paper, ideas and every tool imaginable to help them realise their creative potential.

– £150 worth of Jacksons fine art vouchers

– Editorial feature on the Jacksons Art Blog

Cash Prize

– The winning artist will receive a £1000 cash prize.

 

RUNNERS UP
There will also be four runners up. The runners up will receive an group exhibition with Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring with Eleni Duke and representation from Curious Duke Gallery.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
There will also be the People’s Choice Award. The applicants will be long listed to 100 who will all go to the public vote, the winner of the public vote competition will be shortlisted straight to the final 10.

Find out more about Curious Duke Gallery here

Last Thursday the all analogue print publication – PYLOT Magazine, launched their much anticipated 8th Issue, and Metro were delighted to collaborate with Fuji Film UK to support their pop-up exhibition.

Issue 8 focuses on ‘Autonomy’ explores themes such as: The attitude changes we experience during our teenage years, motherhood and the representation of women, the human relationship with technology and how it impacts upon our daily routines and decision-making processes, creative ways of subverting power in society, be that as a collective or on our own.

For the launch, we have teamed up with Fuji to produce an exhibition of work from Issue 8 on Fujicolour Crystal Archive Professional Velvet. This paper is ideal for artists looking for a dead matt print on a true photographic digital C-Type paper.

Autonomy features contributions by: Ed Templeton, Andrea Riseborough, Billie JD Porter, Kira Bunse, Akram Khan, Raven Smith, Chris Killip, Marco Santucci, Matthias Steinkrause, RareBooksParis, Lanvin, TOGA, Mara Palena, and more.

 

Check out our Fuji Velvet C-type paper here and see more info on PYLOT issue #8 here.

Official Print Sponsor for Life Framer’s renowned annual photography exhibitions and host to their monthly judging sessions.

Official Print and Framing Partner for British Journal Of Photography’s
International Photography Award and Breakthrough Awards – 2017 & 2018

We officially announce our new Metro Framing website, the dedicated framing branch of Metro Imaging.

Metro introduced bespoke framing as a service in 2012 and since then it has grown from strength to strength. With our new framing website, we are able to collate all the information you need about the wide range of professional framing solutions that we offer on one platform.