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 2018.

£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 2018.

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

Elmo Hood

Artist

Dr Giles Brown

Collector

Laura Gascoigne

Art critic

John Penrose

Chairman, Discerning Eye

Nick Usherwood

Curator and art critic

KEY DATES

17 September 2018 - 5pm Online Entry closes
12 October 2018Artist notified if selected
Friday 9 November 2018 (10am to 5pm)Deliver work to Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)
Thursday 15 November 2018Winner announced at Artists' PV
15 - 25 November 2018ING Discerning Exhibition open to the public at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
30 November & 1 December 2018Collection of unsold work from Mall Galleries (17 Carlton House Terrace entrance)

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