The Drawing Bursary

The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, currently valued at £1500, was launched in 2005 to provide an opportunity for artists to extend their practice by offering financial support and the chance to exhibit their work as part of the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition.


Each year artists resident in the UK are invited to submit up to three images and a short written proposal that demonstrates how the bursary will benefit their current practice. From this open submission a shortlist of artists is invited to exhibit their work alongside the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries.


Our education committee, along with members of the board of DE, choose up to six artists for their shortlist from which they pick their winner. 

The 2021 Award

The winner is announced online on Friday 12th November 2021.

This year's shortlisted artists are:

Rebecca Coleman

James Gosling

Jonathan Stockley 

Stephen West

Michael Ajerman

Katya Kvasova

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