Big Colyton Art Show

Welcome to the Big Colyton Art Show based at Colyton Grammar School in Colyford, Devon.

What is the Big Colyton Art Show?

Artworks by a selection of the finest artists, jewellers, sculptors and ceramicists from across the region. The Big Colyton Art Show is a gallery for high quality artwork.  This is primarily a fund-raising event for Colyton Grammar School in Devon.

What is Colyton Grammar School PA fund raising for and why?

All funds raised from the Show are being raised to support the school (Colyton Grammar School).  In this challenging financial environment, the school and the PA are exploring ways to fund capital developments without diverting funds from the classroom  Education funding is protected at national level but there have been changes in the way the money is distributed, leaving schools like Colyton with reduced funding. For more information about the PA, visit the website here:

Who are you sponsored by?

Many thanks to all our sponsors so far, including:

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Blackdown Shepherd Huts
  • Rosy Jeffery Accountants
  • Specsavers
  • A&O Financial Services

Others sponsors:

  • Naturalmat
  • Axminster Tools
  • Hi Ho Silver
  • Precision Engineering
  • Stags
  • Exeter Eye Centre
  • Tytherleigh Bathrooms and Kitchens
  • Total Plumbing
  • Chilcotts
  • ABBA cleansing
  • The Garden Shop Colyton
  • Westcrete
  • Another Coffee
  • Castlewood Vineyard
  • Lyme Bay Winery
  • Wells Carpets

Our sponsors are helping both financially and in kind, to support the preview, publicity and advertising, printing of the brochure, the website and incidentals.

Thank you also to everybody who has so generously donated prizes for our Prize Draw:

  • Seaton Tramway
  • Lulworth Estate
  • The Pig
  • Exeter racecourse
  • Holiday Cottages
  • Reflections beauty salon (Aveda products)
  • Reeves and Reeves jewellery
  • paintings donated by Cathy Hill, Phil Creek, Kathy North

Who else needs a thank you?

We would also like to thank the committee members without whom this exhibition would not happen:

Marina Morris, Lizzie Hemmings, Lizzy Andersen, Ruth Skolmli, Steph Dennison, Carolyn Blanshard, Jackie Spurrier, Louise Mayor, Alexis Vaughan, Emma Baker, Emma Styles, Vivianne Arendal, Claire KItson, Carolyn Selley, Kirsty Semple, Nicky Spiller and those volunteers who help out setting up and over the weekend. Site staff, teachers especially Miss North and Miss Willey and the art deptment, Mr Froud and the tech students.