Portrait Shuffle

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About the Portrait Shuffle

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.

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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!

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  • 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.


Taking part in the Portrait Shuffle costs £20. Please sign up over on the Portrait Shuffle website.

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.