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About Us

The Discerning Eye aims to encourage wider conversations around the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Our Board

Education Advisory Committee

Our Exhibition


ING is proud to have been supporting the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition since 1999 – making ours one of the longest-standing corporate arts sponsorships in the UK.

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Beyond the

Whilst our main focus has been and will continue to be our annual exhibition each November, for the last twenty years we have also broadened our activities in support of our declared aim to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.


We host a series of webinars, DE Talks, aimed at both artists and collectors.  Topics to date include, ‘How to use social media as an Artist’, ‘How can artists work with galleries?’ These are held every few weeks, hosted live on Instagram with recordings of those that have already been held available here.  


To see further details of the initiatives we have undertaken over the last 20 years, such as placing artists in residence at our exhibition sponsor, ING, supporting an international exhibition and various bursaries, then please click here.

Our Support Team

Created by Emma Parker and Penny Harris in 1990, Parker Harris is one of the UK’s leading arts consultancies. They oversee art prizes nationally and internationally, provide consulting, PR and social media services, and ambitious visual arts projects across all disciplines and scales. Their clients range from individual artists, arts organisations and charities, to trusts, foundations, SMEs, fine art brands and multinationals. Parker Harris are proud to support the ING Discerning Eye exhibition as project managers.

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