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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 choose their short list of artists from which they pick their winner.

The 2022 Award

The 2022 Award


The winner is announced on 10 November 2022.    

This year’s shortlisted artists are:


Rae Birch Carter 

Cristina Celestini 

Andrew Cheetham 

Joanna Cohn 

August Lamm 

Jen Roper

Richa Vora

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