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RSA Open Show double for artist

GİRNE-born, UK-based painter and graphic artist Hun Adamoğlu has won a double place at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Show this year which runs throughout the world famous  Edinburgh Festival.

RSA Open Show double for artist

The artist, who emigrated to the UK at the age of four with his family, will show two artworks, Mr Tick Tock and Adsum, at the RSA Lower Galleries show to which entry is free of charge until October 1.

Organisers described the show as “celebrating the variety of contemporary art practice and showcasing an annual 400 small and medium-sized collectible artworks from Scotland and beyond”which include paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photography.

Exhibiting artists in partnership with arts organisations and providers could win prizes and awards as yet to be announced worth a total of £3,500 and the gallery also offers an interest-free credit Own Art Schemeto enable collectors and buyers to support contemporary artists.

The launch and private viewing was held on Saturday last week when Mr Adamoğlu, a fine arts graduate of Southampton Solent University, said that he was both “delighted and honoured”. 

He has already won respect from the art world for his portraits and was the first Cypriot artist to exhibit at the Royal Society Portrait Painters exhibition in May, when he wascongratulated by the South Cyprus High Commissioner to the UKMr Euripides L Evriviades.

His oil on canvas, The Nap, was selected as one of 200 artworks from around 2,000 submissions for the prestigious show which attracts art collectors and commissions from across the country and abroad.

Edinburgh’s Royal Scottish Academy Lower Galleries may be visited from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sundays from midday to 5pm.

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