Monday, July 13, 2009

2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Deadline: 5 September 2009 (RECEIVE) & (Hand Delivery)

2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
Mall Galleries in The Mall
London, UK
12 November 2009 to 22 November 2009

The ING Discerning Eye 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 also from artists invited by the individual selectors. Each section is hung separately to emphasise its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole. 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. The only restrictions are limitation of size and to select at least 25% of their section from the open submission. The deadline for entries is in London on 4 and 5 September 2009.

Click on the three links below to obtain the documents required for entry:




The information leaflet will tell you what to do and includes the rules of the exhibition. Note that the final deadline for entries is 5 September 2009.

There are various prizes on offer, including the generous purchase prize of £5,000 from our sponsor ING, a £2,500 purchase prize awarded in honour of the Discerning Eye founder, artist Michael Reynolds and others worth from £250 to £1,000.

2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

The 2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition will open to the public on Thursday 12 November 2009 at 10 am and run until Sunday 22 November at the Mall Galleries in The Mall, London SW1.

This year’s selectors, who will chose from publicly submitted works and works from invited artists are: artists Lincoln Seligman (painter and sculptor) and Gus Cummins RA (painter); collectors Peter Bowles (actor) and Laurence Llewelyn Bowen (interior designer and television and radio personality); and critics Julius Bryant (Keeper of Word & Image Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum) and Jackie Wullschlager (writer and chief art critic for the Financial Times.

Visit website for additional details:

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is organised by:
Parker Harris
PO Box 279
Esher, Surrey KT10 8YZ
t. 01372 462190
f. 01372460032

The Discerning Eye is an educational charity, established in the UK in 1990, to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to stimulate debate about the place and purpose of art in our society, and the contribution each one of us can make to its development. The organisation comprises a group of directors and an educational advisory board.