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 from the 11 to 21 November 2021 alongside a virtual gallery showcasing all the artists’ shortlisted works

£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 £3 per artist.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED PER ARTIST

IMAGES

Artists are invited to submit a minimum of 2 artworks or ideally 3 artworks.  All submitted artworks must be available for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition online from the 11 to 21 November 2021.

The artworks must not exceed 50 cms square or 20″ sq in size including the frame or support.

STATEMENT

Artists may support their application with a max. 100 words statement.

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:

Sarah Hall

Chair, Discerning Eye

Tom Coates

Artist

James Lloyd

Artist

Anita Klein

Artist

Elmo Hood

Artist

Dr Giles Brown

Collector

Laura Gascoigne

Art critic

Nick Usherwood

Curator and art critic

KEY DATES

Tuesday 5 October 2021Online Entry closes
Wednesday 13 October 2021Artist notified of results
11 - 21 November 2021ING Discerning Exhibition opens

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