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Calling artists around the UK! The ING Discerning Eye 2024 is now open for entries, giving you the opportunity to show your work to six distinguished selectors, take part in an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, and receive prizes totalling over £12,000.

The prizes include the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000, and celebrate a wide range of art media (including print, sculpture, landscape and portrait) from all regions of the UK.

This year’s selectors are... Will Gompertz, Director of the Sir John Soane's Museum; Adebanji Alade, President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Gabrielle Blackman, one of the UK’s leading interior designers; Nina Murdoch, award-winning painter; Paul Carey-Kent, art critic and curator; and Carol Leonard, collector. 

 

Selected works will be shown in a group exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, from 15 to 24 November 2024, and eligible for a wide range of awards, including the prestigious ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000.

Collectors are invited to browse pieces by established names, discover the next generation of UK-based artists, and buy their favourite artworks.  

MORE ABOUT THE ING DISCERNING EYE EXHIBITION:

The ING Discerning Eye annual exhibition is a show of small, domestic scale, works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.

The selectors choose both from the publically submitted works and works by personally invited artists. Each selector's choice is theirs own alone and is hung in separate sections to give each its own distinctive identity.

The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.

It provides a rare opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names.

The only restrictions are that the pieces must be for sale, the artists UK based, the size of the work (50cm in any dimension) and that the selectors choose at least 25% of their section from the open submission.

 

The annual exhibition has been generously supported by our exhibition sponsor ING since 1999.  

 
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