Teacher’s artwork selected for major London Exhibition

15th November 2021

An artwork by Nick Johnson, Head of Art and Photography at Teign School, has been selected for a prestigious art exhibition on display in London this month. The 2021 ING Discerning Eye annual exhibition opened at the Mall Galleries in London’s West End on Thursday 11th November and will be open until 21st November.

The exhibition is a show of small-scale works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.

The selectors choose both from the publically submitted works and works by personally invited artists. Each selector's choice is hung in separate sections to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.

The ‘open call’ format provides a rare opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names.

Nick’s work Untitled, June 22nd 2021 was selected by Russell Tovey, screen and television actor, and also an enthusiastic art collector.

I was so honoured to be asked to be a part of the selecting committee this year. I am a huge advocate for the arts and an avid art collector myself, so to be given an opportunity to select and curate from so many amazing varied works was so exciting. It's been a tough couple of years for us all and we need the arts now more than ever.

Russell Tovey

You can view the artworks along with information about the exhibition at The 2021 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

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