Crisis Commission to open doors
Groundbreaking art exhibition the Crisis Commission opens to the public this week at Somerset House in London.
The works are all now in place in the East Wing of the venue, with final touches being made before doors open to the public, who can enjoy the work for free, from Wednesday 14 March until 22 April.
Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo are exhibiting together for the first time, creating original works responding to themes around homelessness. The art will be auctioned on 3 May at Christie's, with all proceeds going towards the work of Crisis.
The exhibition also features work from five Crisis Skylight artists Andy Anderson, Richard Grecian, Thomas Herold, Conleth Moran and William James West from Crisis Skylight centres in Birmingham, Oxford and London.
Leslie Morphy, chief executive of Crisis, said: "It is incredibly exciting for us to have so many world-renowned contemporary artists behind the Crisis Commission. At a time when homelessness is rising again, it is fascinating to see how they have responded to the issue. We also hope that the money raised by their work at auction will give us a timely boost as we continue to work to transform people's lives across the UK."
Read about Crisis Commission in The Guardian.