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The Great Big Art Exhibition #TheGreatBigArtExhibition2021

Bring­ing togeth­er con­tri­bu­tions for the #GreatBigArtExhibition2021

The Great Big Art Exhibition (#TheGreatBigArtExhibition2021) was announced at the end of January, and Artizan Collective is working to showcase the Devon contributions to this nationwide event.

Established by arts organisation Firstsite based in Colchester, and supported by the Tate Plus network with patronage from names including Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, #TheGreatBigArtExhibition2021 encourages the UK public to get creative, turning their front windows, balconies, and lawns into exhibition spaces, with fortnightly curated packs produced by leading UK museums and galleries.

Taking part is simple, anyone can visit and sign up for an exhibition pack full of inspiring content that is sure to get their creative juices flowing. Whether it’s a drawing, sculpture made of recycled materials or perhaps a whole scene devised from things found around the home, the piece should find its way into a display that passers-by can see, or alternatively be uploaded to Instagram with the #TheGreatBigArtExhibition2021.

Artizan Collective want to bring together contributions and document them in an online “Devon Collection”. On our website and social media channels we will be sharing contributions that we find or that are sent to us. We will also be keeping everyone up to date on the content of the fortnightly packs as they are released.

Anyone from Devon can send in photos of their creative contributions to us, either by email or by tagging us on Instagram, so they can be added to the “Devon Collection” which will record and map the home displays over the next three months as the event evolves until it’s conclusion at the end of April.

Alongside them, Artizan has also welcomed offers from other Torbay venues to get involved, and despite being closed, the Palace Theatre and Torre Abbey will hopefully soon be in a position to display some of the submissions in their windows over the coming months.

For more information on the Devon Collection, visit the collectives blog at and if you’d like to submit your contribution to them you can email