Left: Stuart Sandford, Adlocutio (relic). £900. Right: Behzad Sharouz, Ballerina. £420
You can expect original works in a dizzying variety of materials. Last year’s exhibition included a beautifully intricate paper rendering of cells, abstract sculptures made from silver and a bird’s nest expertly constructed from pencil leads. This year, the works will be no less varied, ranging from traditional painting and photography to daring prints and witty sculptures. There will also be some topical offerings, referencing the extraordinary events of the past 12 months.
Every year, the artworks in this exhibition are chosen by six art world experts – two artists, two critics and two collectors – who curate their own sections as individual displays within the exhibition. At least 25% of the works must be chosen from open submissions; the rest are included by invitation. This year's selectors include recording artist Beverley Knight, ‘people’s art critic’ Tabish Khan and artist David Remfry RA.
Left: TheSkinnyType, Narcisuss Dreams with Maxime. £700. Right: Haus of Lucy, tea for two. £500
In addition to bringing together a diverse array of art, the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition also gives new and undiscovered artists the chance to showcase their work alongside established names. There are a range of prizes on offer for exhibitors, totalling more than £12,000 in value, plus a bursary and mentoring opportunities. Every sale helps fund these initiatives, which are needed now more than ever, as the art world struggles under months of lockdown.
So make yourself comfortable, grab a cup of tea or a glass of your favourite tipple, and take in the varied wonders. We are all spending more time at home than ever before, so why not look for something to brighten your walls? And, if you're thinking about Christmas, this is the ideal place to find a truly original gift.
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition will go live online from the 19th November at 7pm and will run until 31st December.
|What||The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition online|
19 Nov 20 – 31 Dec 20, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to view the exhibition|