The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
17 Saturday 17th November

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Mall Galleries

The Mall, London, SW1A 2BJ

Price: Free
Time: 10am - 5pm daily
Starts: Thu 15th Nov
Ends: Sun 25th Nov

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. 2018 marks 20 years of sponsorship from ING.

A total of 466 works - including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and photographs - by 275 artists will be on show from 15 - 25 November 2018 at the Mall Galleries in London. The exhibition celebrates multi-disciplinary and cross-generational creativity, and provides a rare opportunity for emerging artists to show work alongside established practitioners.

This year’s dynamic selection panel comprised: Sadie Clayton, Artist and Fashion Designer; Bridget McCrum, Artist; Cherie Federico, Editor, Aesthetica Magazine; Frances Hedges, Associate Editor for Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country; John Benjamin Hickey, Actor; and Nick Ross, Radio and Television Presenter. Each selector will curate a section of the exhibition with its own distinctive identity, resulting in six small exhibitions within one overall show.

“It was a privilege to be invited to select works for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, not only because it gave me a fascinating insight into an incredible array of artistic practices but also because the process challenged me to hone my own eye. Whittling down more than 2,000 works of art to a few hundred was a formidable challenge for the jury, but I am confident that between us we have put together an exhibition that showcases the diverse talents of artists working in Britain today. I am particularly proud to have been able to champion female artists through my invited selection and hope that giving them a platform to show their brilliant work will convey an important message about equal representation in the art world.”

– Frances Hedges, associate editor, Harper’s Bazaar

The uniqueness of having each work chosen by an eminent individual has earned the Exhibition an excellent reputation among art lovers and collectors alike. ING Discerning Eye remains captivating and inspiring as a result of the unpredictability and variety of the selectors' choices, and also because it offers an opportunity to discover exciting early-career artists, many of whom are at pivotal moments in their career.



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