The Portrait Shuffle

I can’t wait to tell you about the Portrait Shuffle and invite you to join me and Linda and Laura Kemshall, in a bit of fun and at the same time raise some much needed money for Save The Children. We’ll send you a portrait pack for £20 which you can complete in whatever style you like including abstract, and your work will be displayed at the NEC in August (it’s not compulsory if you’re shy!) After that, all the work will be shuffled and everyone will receive an original artwork in return.

Save the Children are a massive charity and are currently doing much to help starving children in Africa, as well as the many other things they do to support and nurture children everywhere in the world.

We have set up a special blog to show you what we’re up to and also give you some ideas and inspiration. (more info by scrolling down) Payment is by Paypal but if that’s a problem, and you’re in the UK, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do!

We’d love for you to join us.


Here’s what it says on the blog

This is an amazing opportunity for anyone, anywhere in the world, to be part of an exhibition of portraits. At the same time, you’ll be helping Through Our Hands raise funds for Save The Children, who do so much to help children around the world be safe, healthy and have an opportunity to learn and live their lives to the full.

Not only will your portrait be part of a wonderful display of creative work, but it will then be shuffled and you’ll receive someone else’s portrait in return – an original artwork to keep!

  • Sign up for a Portrait Shuffle pack on the Through Our Hands website or blog.
  • We’ll send you a Portrait Shuffle pack in the post
  • Create your portrait in any style and any media working on the canvas in the pack.
  • Post your portrait back to us (we’ll send you handy labels in the pack).
  • Be exhibited at Festival of Quilts!
  • After the exhibition, we’ll do ‘The Shuffle’ and will send you a portrait by someone else in the post.

Who’s will you get?

Taking part in the Portrait Shuffle costs £20. Please sign up, using the links in the sidebar over on the right.*

What’s included?

You’ll get a Portrait Shuffle pack with an A5 canvas, helpful hints sheet and labels

Postage costs for sending you the pack.

Exhibition of your complete Portrait Shuffle canvas at ‘Portrait’ by Through Our Hands, Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham, UK. August 2017.

Postage costs of sending you someone else’s Portrait Shuffle canvas.

What’s not included?

You’ll need to post your completed canvas back to us (we’re in the UK) at your own cost.
Entry to the exhibition. We’d love for you to come and see your work on the wall, and enjoy everything else that the exhibition has to offer. More information can be found on the Festival of Quilts website.

*Please be sure to read the Terms and Conditions before purchasing your pack.








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