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Teddington Artist Exhibits at the Royal Academy

Teddington Artist Exhibits at the Royal Academy

We’re delighted to report that a work by Michael Minas, local artist and long-term member of the Society, is currently on show at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London.

Michael’s charcoal portrait of his friend Roberto Podda (below) was selected by Grayson Perry, coordinator of this year’s event, and can be seen in Room V of the RA from now until August 19th. The Summer Exhibition is one of the foremost art shows in the calendar, attracting visitors from all over the world.

“The picture selected is one of 12 charcoals of family members and friends I’m currently drawing” Michael told us. “The sitters come to my studio in Teddington four times, each for a two and a half hour session.”

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Roberto Podda, by the way, is well-known to many people in Teddington: until last year, he owned La Bottega café in the High Street.

Michael, on the right in the main picture above, is seen with his friend Doros Partasides, a cameraman from the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC), and the ever-charismatic Grayson Perry himself. Doros invited Michael to present this year’s RA Summer Exhibition for the CyBC – a programme that was broadcast not only in Cyprus, but also to the wider Cypriot diaspora.

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