Saturday 26th - Wednesday 30th September 2020

The art sale with a twist is back!

The SECRET ART SALE is now in its fifth year. Royal Academicians, local artists, art students and many others, kindly donate work but, we don't reveal the artist name until the art is bought!

The Secret Art Sale will look a little different this year and due to Covid-19 we sadly won't be able to hold our popular exhibition. The good news is that we will be running it online so you can get your hands on the artworks from wherever you are. We have already received amazing works by some well-known people (including Prof. Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, James Butler RA MBE, sculptor Alison Wilding RA, Prof. Ian Ritchie CBE RA, Nigel Hall RA, Dr. Janette Kerr RSA HON PPRWA, illustrators Axel Scheffler and Clare Mackie, TV script writer David Harsent and Deborah Meaden) so we can tell it will be yet another great show. All the works will be listed anonymously and each will be sold at a price of £40 on a first come, first serve basis*. This enables buyers to purchase works of art they like at an affordable price, whilst offering them the chance of owning work by a renowned artist or celebrity. Only when buyers receive their purchase will the name of the artist be revealed!

*PLEASE NOTE - there is a limit of 2 art pieces per person until 2pm on the first day, to allow everyone the opportunity to buy something they like.

Last year 376 works were kindly donated by a wide range of people. They were viewed by thousands, and almost all sold. We took over £19,000 – every penny of the profits have supported our charitable nature and heritage conservation work in the local area. 

Some of the artists and their works donated to our last year's Secret Art Sale:

Sir Quentin Blake CBE, FCSD

John Wragg RA

Ian Ritchie CBE RA

Ken Howard OBE RA

Roger McGough CBE, FRSL

Alison Wilding OBE RA

David Harsent

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA

Gordon Buchanan

Dr Janetter Kerr RSA HON, PPRWA

Miranda Halsby RBA

Peter Randall-Page RA

Louise Hellman B.Arch, Hon Doc Uni, MBE

Dame Emma Thompson

Austin Cole RBA, ASGFA

Lily Dodsworth-Evans

Axel Scheffler

Peter Davison

Cinzia Bonada RBA



It's still time to take part in this year's Secret Art Sale! We all find ourselves spending more time at home these days so why not spend it doing something creative and help a small nature and heritage charity at the same time?

Here is how you can contribute:

  • create an A5 painting, drawing, sketch or photograph on the theme of "Exploration" (more than one artwork welcome)
  • on the REVERSE of the card please write: 
    • title of your work (if it has one)
    • your name
    • your contact details
    • your signature
    • indicate the orientation of your work for display purpose
  • or simply print this form and stick it on the back of your art card
  • please DO NOT FRAME your artwork
  • post your work to Environment Trust, ETNA Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, East Twickenham, TW1 2AR by 31st August 2020

If you would like to contribute art to our event this year please call us on 07860 878462 or email us at [email protected].  


SILENT AUCTION (coming soon)

There will be some larger art pieces available in our silent auction. If you would like to donate a larger piece of art please get in touch. 2019 silent auction raised £3,780. One piece – Northern Line by Royal Federation of British Artists member Robert E Wells NEAC RBA – went for £2,500!