Charity Art Auction For Shelter: 52 Weeks

25/11/2010 11:40 | Updated 22 May 2015

52 of the world's leading artists and designers including Daisy de Villeneuve, Julie Verhoeven and Sir Terence Conran have come together to create an exclusive exhibition and online auction to highlight Britain's housing crisis. Each has donated a piece of work to Shelter to be auctioned off in support of the housing and homelessness charity this week.

art auction charity shelter sir terence conran julie verhoeven daisy de villeneuveTurner Prize winner Grayson Perry's ceramic house, representing the week the BBC first screened landmark documentary Cathy Come Home, just before Shelter was founded in 1966. Pic: Courtesy of Shelter

The 52 artworks, each representing a week of the year, will be sold to the highest bidders at live and online auctions ending at 6pm on Saturday 27 November, with an exhibition of all the donated works taking place at 20 Hoxton Square Projects from 25 – 27 November.

Entitled 52 Weeks, Shelter's chief executive Campbell Robb said of the show, which aims to highlight Britain's current housing crisis: "We're delighted that so many talented people from across the world have come together to support Shelter. It's a shocking reality that as a result of our housing crisis any one of us could lose their home. This exhibition aims to shine a light on this and raise important funds for Shelter's work to help whoever's next."

To view all the artworks and to bid online, go to


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