2022 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 

David Ferry was honoured to be invited as one of the six selectors for the 2022 ING Discerning Eye exhibition, held at the Mall Galleries, London.

The Discerning Eye is a visual arts focused educational charity, established in the UK in 1990. Its aim is to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts, 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.

David Ferry was honoured to be invited as one of the six selectors for this years exhibition. This is what David had to say:

“The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is one of those shows you just hear about floating somewhere on the cultural ether; it is one of those big showcases that highlight an open opportunity for artists of all disciplines to exhibit in central London. 

Indeed it is a great privilege to be invited to be a Selector, although I had no idea at the time just what logistical details it entailed, and all those passionate individuals that are part of the ‘internal motor’ of the operation.

The artists who actually made it to the final selection will no doubt be excited and proud to be part of this important showcase but we must be mindful of the disappointment of those not selected this time around, but they will have opportunity in the future. 

The cacophony of the thousands of images that passed through our selectors gaze actually made me more mindful of Malcolm Bradbury’s salient words, I indeed had become ‘genuinely unstructured’ the astute planning of the ING Discerning Eye team kept the whole structure afloat and affords us the rich and diverse show we now have. “

The annual exhibition will be held at the Mall Galleries, London, between 11 and 20 November 2022. 

The exhibition will be free to visit. 

Artworks will be available to browse and buy online until 31 December 2022.

More information can be found on the exhibition website