Vision Matters Exhibition 13-16 May 2022

Our fantastically popular 12-inch canvas charity event is back for 2022. Buy a blank canvas for £10 and create your masterpiece in any medium that takes your fancy: paint, crayon, chalk, photography, collage, knitting, sculpture…the list is as diverse as your imagination. All canvases will be on sale for £45 at the Vision Matters exhibition, from May 13-16 2022. 

We already have some completed canvases, which are safe in our studio. We still have some more blank canvases to sell so please contact us and tell your friends.

The submission date has been extended to March 31 2022.  We can store completed work if you want to deliver it to us. Please return them to the person from whom you bought them. 

Please be assured that all the money from the canvases you have bought so far is safe in the Charity Account. Because it has been so long since we first announced the exhibition we have decided to make an interim donation to each of the charities. The rest will follow once the exhibition has been held. 

So please keep creating your wonderful canvases so we have something fantastic to look forward to.

For more details and a link to an entry form, click here

Double success at Gravelly Barn

We are delighted to announce  the total amounts raised for charities at our two recent events.  The Awesome Autumn Art exhibition in September raised an amazing £2,400 while the Andy Brush Quartet jazz evening added a further £1,300. What a fantastic result and we are so grateful to all those who came along and helped behind the scenes. 
See more on Awesome Autumn Art 

Barney, our sponsored guide dog

Two years ago we sponsored a guide dog, Barney, having raised the £5,000 that enabled us to name him. He is now in his final stages of training and we have had our last communication from Guide Dogs. It has been a pleasure to have seen his development and wish him and his new owner well.  
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Magawa – helping to save lives


Last year Gravelly Barn sponsored a Hero Rat called Magawa after Jane and Chris travelled to Cambodia. This amazing rat helps to clear mines and explosives from vast areas of the country that have, and continue, to kill and maim thousands of people in this poor country.

Twinning our toilet

What better way to use some of the thousands of pounds raised here at Gravelly Barn than to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Millions of people throughout the world do not have access to a clean, functioning toilet so we are delighted to sponsor one in the Republic of Congo.
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