Metro x Secret Art Prize 2019


Metro Imaging is excited to once again be working with our East London neighbour, Curious Duke Gallery, to support their fifth annual Secret Art Prize. The Secret Art Prize offers the chance to have your work viewed by some of the most influential people in the art world and is open to both urban and contemporary artists of multiple disciplines. This year’s winner will have the opportunity to showcase their work within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair, full representation from Curious Duke Gallery and much more. As part of the collaboration, Metro is offering a Premier Print and Portfolio Prize worth over £500 for the winner.

Who can apply? 

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 winner of Secret Art Prize 2019 has the opportunity to showcase their work 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 cash prize, gifts from Great Art, and a Premier Portfolio Prize from Metro.

The Metro Premier Print and Portfolio Prize 

The Premier Print + Portfolio Prize is worth over £500 and includes:

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

– A guided lab and production tour

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

– Tailored production advice with a Metro Imaging print technician

There will also be four runners up who will receive £250 voucher from Great Art, mentoring with Eleni Duke, representation from Curious Duke Gallery, and a place in a group exhibition at Curious Duke Gallery.

How To Apply:

Applications are open 1st March – 31st June 2019.

There is also The People’s Choice Award –a long list of 100 applicants’ artwork open for public voting. The winner will be immediately accepted into the shortlist of the final 10 applicants eligible for the Prize.




All Images Ⓒ Courtesy of Secret Art Prize