BACKGROUND

Since 2002, The Discerning Eye has offered artists a unique Drawing Bursary and exhibiting opportunity as part of the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Up to 5 artists will be shortlisted for the Bursary and an exhibition of their selected work will be shown as part of the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in November 2016.

£1500 will be awarded to the winner of the Bursary and £150 will be awarded to each of the runners-up.

This opportunity is open to any artist born or resident in the UK.

Artists are required to enter online. Artists must complete the online Application Form, upload images, CV and short statement about their work and how receiving the Bursary will benefit their practice.

ENTRY FEES

There is an entry fee of £5 per artist.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED PER ARTIST

IMAGES

Images of up to 3 artworks may be submitted. Images must not be larger than 500KB each. All submitted artworks must be available for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition and to be delivered to the Mall Galleries on Thursday 10 November 2016.

STATEMENT

Artists are required to give a written explanation (max. 50 words) of:

How you would propose to use the bursary & the anticipated benefits of receiving the bursary.

CV

Artists are also required to submit a short CV with their application (maximum 1 A4 page in Word or PDF format).

SELECTORS

The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary is selected by The Discerning Eye Educational Panel:

Tony Humphreys and John Penrose

Discerning Eye CEO & Chairman

Tom Coates

Artist

James Lloyd

Artist

Anita Klein

Artist

Nicholas Usherwood

Art critic, writer, curator

Dr Giles Brown

Collector

KEY DATES

12 September 2016 (5pm GMT) Online Entry closes
14 October 2016Artist notified if selected
10 November 2016 (10am to 5pm) Deliver work to Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)
17 November 2016Winner announced at Artists' PV
17 - 27 November 2016ING Discerning Exhibition open to the public at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
30 November 2016Collection of unsold work from Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)

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