Please read the FAQs below for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris: Email: Telephone: 020 3653 0896


Yes. The online application portal will allow you to increase the number of work you wish to submit before the deadline at 5pm on 30 August 2022. Please go to online entry and view your works. You will then be able to Add More Works using the link at the bottom of the page.

No. If you register more works than you eventually submit, unfortunately no refunds will be offered.

The maximum size work accepted for submission is 50cm in the largest dimension, including frame.

No. We do not specify what media work should be made in.

The conditions of entry state that work should be framed. This is a standard measure to ensure that the delicate surfaces of the selected artwork are protected in the normal course of handling and display.

If there is a genuine aesthetic reason for the work to remain unframed, the entry will be accepted subject to the following conditions:
i) the artist is required to provide a reusable and robust packing case or equivalent for the protection of the work which will withstand exhibition transportation across the national tour;
ii) the artist accepts that if they enter work outside of the Rules & Guidelines, it is entered at their own risk. The Discerning Eye will not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may occur in the normal course of handling.
iii) artists may be required to provide suitable packaging for their work while in storage and during transportation throughout the exhibition and tour, or to provide a frame or other means of presentation as recommended by the organisers.
iv) works that cannot be mirror plated must be accompanied by full hanging instructions and if selected for exhibition the artist may be required to supply suitable fixings.

All works on paper must be securely framed. Frames should be strong enough to accept a small screw or nail in the back for hanging purposes. Fixings are not required, if selected for exhibition mirror plates will be supplied and used by the organisers. There should be no projections of any kind whatsoever from the back of the frames to avoid damage to other works. Metal frames, glazed works with unprotected glass edges and non-reflective glass are all inadmissible. Frames and mounts of unusual colour, size or design may prejudice the selectors’ judgement.

All metal projections can damage other work whilst in storage, and we require that you remove them as a matter of respect for other people’s work.

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is open to artists resident in the UK only.

The 2022 submission process is entirely online. There will be no physical selection at any point. If you need assistance to complete the entry form please contact the Project Managers Parker Harris at or 020 3653 0896.

You must submit online via the online entry page. You must complete your application by 5pm on Tuesday 30 August 2022.

You will be informed of the selection panels decision by email by the 30 September 2022.


If your work is selected you will be asked to confirm the details to be included in the catalogue and deliver it to the correct collection point.

Thank you for your interest however the Discerning Eye Members’ Scheme is suspended this year.

Should your work(s) sell at the exhibition, we will notify you straight away and payment will be made after the exhibition closes. All unsold works will be available for collection from the rear of the Mall Galleries on Wednesday 23 November or Thursday 24 November between 9am and 5pm. After this date, all works that remain uncollected will be removed from the Mall Galleries and taken into storage. Collection will be by available by appointment and charges of £12.00 per work, increasing by £12.00 per week, will be applied. The storage and collection address is: Chelsea Self Storage, Blantyre Street, London, SW10 0EQ. Please contact Art Moves of Chelsea directly, 020 7352 7492 or

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Please read the FAQs for the commonly asked questions. If you are still unsure please contact the Project Managers, Parker Harris:

020 3653 0896(9.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday)

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