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.

Five 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 2017.

£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

Artists may submit images of 3 artworks.  All submitted artworks must be available for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition in November 2017.

The artworks must not exceed 30cms square or 12″ sq in size.  This must be the actual size of the support, be it paper or otherwise.  Framing will be on top of this size.

STATEMENT

Artists are required to give a written explanation (max. 100 words) to answer the question:

“Why do you want 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

CEO, Discerning Eye

Tom Coates

Artist

James Lloyd

Artist

Anita Klein

Artist

Nicholas Usherwood

Art critic, writer, curator

Dr Giles Brown

Collector

Laura Gascoigne

Art Critic

John Penrose

Chairman, Discerning Eye

KEY DATES

13 September 2017 - 5pm Online Entry closes
13 October 2017Artist notified if selected
Thursday 9 November 2017 (10am to 5pm)Deliver work to Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)
Thursday 16 November 2017Winner announced at Artists' PV
16 - 26 November 2017ING Discerning Exhibition open to the public at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
28 November 2017Collection of unsold work from Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)

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