The Right Honourable Michael Portillo to open the 2017 Exhibition
The Right Honourable Michael Portillo has kindly agreed to open the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition in 2017. The Private View is on Monday 20th February, with the official opening at 6pm.
After a distinguished political career, Michael Portillo has become widely respected as a writer and broadcaster. He appears regularly on Radio 4's 'Moral Maze' and BBC1's 'This Week'; he has made highly praised documentaries including Great British Railway Journeys for BBC2.
In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries.
Michael has a strong interest in the contemporary visual arts and his appointment to the FBA reinforces its growing reputation as a major visual arts and educational charity.
Michael Portillo is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Federation of British Artists.