We're getting lots of enquiries about the next instalment of Secret 7". The plan, and it isn't rock solid just yet, will be to launch the next campaign in October 2019 with the exhibition following in the first half of 2020. It'll be our seventh show and as big fans of the number we're taking the time to make sure it's a special year!
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In the mean time you can check out what we did in last time round, see all the artwork in the gallery, and read all about where we’ve been so far by clicking through to our 2018 site (top right).
Secret 7” founders Kev & Jord are also working on the launch of their own agency Goodness, with the aim of partnering with brands to create amazing experiences that make a difference. We have a website coming soon, but if you want to hear more you can email Kev on email@example.com or Jord on firstname.lastname@example.org.
First things first, a MASSIVE thank you to the thousands of you who gave time and effort to contribute artwork over the past few months. Deadline day alone saw over 2,000 submission uploaded on the website. It’s safe to say we've got a hard but special job ahead of us making our selections in the coming weeks!
Whilst many were working on your designs, we were busy inviting a range of creatives to contribute to this year’s show and we’re delighted to share a wave of those names with you today.
They include: Sir Anish Kapoor one of the world’s most influential sculptors, Sir Paul Smith, Britain’s foremost designer returns for a fourth consecutive year; Jake & Dinos Chapman, a dominant and subversive forces in British contemporary art; and conceptual video and installation artist and Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller.
Joining them will be Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson; esteemed taxidermist Polly Morgan; The Clash bassist and painter, Paul Simonon; photographer Pennie Smith, who captured one of the most iconic images in rock history when her shot of Simonon smashing his bass was used as the cover for The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ album; and set designer to the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and U2, Es Devlin.
Other contributors include artists Rana Begum, Hannah Perry, Sarah Maple, Bob & Roberta Smith and Mind ambassador Stuart Semple, Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, cult illustrators including Modern Toss, Rob Ryan, Jean Jullien, designers to many notable record sleeves including the late Storm Thorgerson’s StormStudio, The Designers Republic™, Malcolm Garrett and Barnbrook; fashion labels Halpern and Piers Atkinson, and the directors of 20,000 Days On Earth, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
We could go on and on and on, such is the incredible strength in depth this year. Instead we encourage you to visit our contributors page and explore the names ahead of the show. More will be added as they are confirmed from our invites and the open submission.