exhibition

the ING Discerning Eye exhibition

 
The Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors. Each selector's section is hung separately giving the impression of six small exhibitions within the whole.
The 2014 exhibition is now open to the public until Sunday 23 November at The Mall Galleries, London SW1 ~ 10am-5pm daily admission is free and all works are for sale. For information about the venue and how to get there please visit The Mall Galleries website.
You can view the 2014 catalogue here online
′Bakerloo in line′ by Dena (2014 exhibition)
'Bakerloo in line' by Dena (2014 exhibition)
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. All works must be for sale and the Discerning Eye's commission helps to fund our activities.

 

For artists the exhibition is an opportunity to have work hung alongside that of well-known and established names at a major London art venue. To enter work you must have either been born or be currently resident in the UK, your work must be for sale, and it must be a maximum of twenty inches in any dimension. Artists can submit up to six works which can be two or three dimensional.

 

The open submission process begins in the early summer with the publication of the call for entries. Last year about 40% of the nearly 500 works exhibited were from the open submission.
Commercial Banking
have been our major sponsor continuously since 1999 and are once again sponsoring the 2014 exhibition. We are very grateful for this continuing commitment.
read more - ING - our sponsors
This year our selectors chose 431 works by 265 artists from the open submission and added another 226 works from invited artists. The total of 657 works on show is a record number for the Discerning Eye exhibition and includes about 40 sculptures or three-dimensional works.

the 2014 selectors

artists
Nicola Green
Nicola Green
is a portrait artist of international standing with work represented in the collections of the Courtauld Institute in the UK and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Library of Congress in the US. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
Emma Stibbon RA
Emma Stibbon RA
is a renowned award winning artist and a Royal Academician with an international reputation. Her work can be found in many public and private collections, including those of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the University of Cambridge and the Stadtmuseum, Berlin. She is presently the Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Brighton.
collectors
Chris Ingram
Chris Ingram
is a businessman, entrepreneur and art collector. In 1976 he launched his own business and started collecting modern British and contemporary art in 2002. His collection now includes some 600 works, spanning over 100 years of British art. It is presently housed at 'The Lightbox' gallery in Woking, Surrey.
Dr Giles Brown
Dr Giles Brown
is a scientist, collector and art patron. His scientific specialism is glaciology. He was the manager of the Geographical Sciences School at the University of Bristol for some years and is a fellow of the Association of University Administrators. He has had a long-standing interest in art and has given talks on art buying for beginners and also for artists.
critics
Simon Martin
Simon Martin
is a curator and writer and the artistic director of 'Pallant House Gallery' in Chichester, West Sussex. He has written several books, including 'John Tunnard: Inner Space to Outer Space' and 'Poets in the Landscape: The Romantic Spirit in British Art'. He writes for a variety of publications and gives talks and lectures on modern and contemporary art.
Helen Sumpter
Helen Sumpter
is a London based visual art writer and commentator and is currently Senior Editor/Web Editor at 'ArtReview', the leading contemporary art magazine dedicated to expanding contemporary art's audience and reach. Prior to that she spent six years as Deputy Visual Arts Editor for 'Time Out' London.
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′God created man and woman′ by Pirasteh Gourang - selected by Liz Anderson in 2013
'God created man and woman' by Pirasteh Gourang - selected by Liz Anderson in 2013
′I′ll Miss You′ by Mia Hegnhoj - selected by Anthony Lester in 2002
'I'll Miss You' by Mia Hegnhoj - selected by Anthony Lester in 2002
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