The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2021. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the Mall Galleries in London and in a unique virtual exhibition, with the chance to win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000.
The online submission process will be open until Tuesday 7 September 2021, making it even easier for artists from across the UK to submit their work and take part. Please read all the information below carefully before entering.
The exhibition will open at the Mall Galleries from the 11 to 21 November alongside a virtual gallery showcasing all the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors. All exhibiting artists will be included in a fully illustrated print catalogue. Awards will be given out to the winners in a prize giving at the start of the exhibition.
ABOUT THE DISCERNING EYE
The ING Discerning Eye is an educational charity, established in the UK in 1990, to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to stimulate debate about the place and purpose of art in our society, and the contribution each one of us can make to its development.
The exhibition comprises both publicly submitted works and works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.
It provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names. The selectors are solely responsible for their own selection; selection is not by committee. The only restrictions are limitation of size (only small works are permitted) and to select at least 25% of their section from the open submission.
Fine art, Multimedia, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts