Visit the House of Cards exhibition

17 September 2009

Major names from the world of art have come together to create a unique collection of works inspired by our House of Cards campaign. From Thursday 24 September, you'll be able to view it for yourself at the Haunch of Venison Gallery, London.

Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood, Gerald Scarfe and David Bailey are among those who have designed playing cards for the exhibition, which ties in with our advertising campaign depicting the housing market as a house of cards - fragile and in danger of collapse.


The exhibition also includes a card created by Mauricio Ortiz, a member of the public whose work was chosen through a nationwide competition launched by Shelter and Metro newspapers.

The full deck will be on display at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London from Thursday 24 to Monday 28 September 2009. Entrance to the exhibition is free. If you wish to, you can place silent bids on the artwork throughout the exhibition, with a selection of the pieces going into a live auction on the closing night which will raise funds for Shelter.

Shelter’s chief executive Sam Younger says:

'We’re delighted that the very best in British art and design have come together to help us create this once in a life time event.

'The exhibition will help raise vital awareness of the depth of Britain’s housing crisis. With an estimated 65,000 homes facing repossession this year and 6 million households suffering stress and depression because of housing costs, more and more people are coming to Shelter for help and support.'

Find out more about the artists on the House of Cards website

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