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Richard Bartle: Nomadic Tales

Type:Art, Design & Crafts

Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2PP

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Icki Cen Calgi Calan Demon © Richard Bartle


When artist Richard Bartle discovered the drawings of Siyah Kalem, or Black Pen, 15 years ago, it began an enduring fascination. He became captivated by these 14th century images which had traversed the borders of Iran, Turkey, China and Mongolia. 

The drawings, depicting demons, nomadic lifestyles and ancient cultures, inspired Bartle to spend long periods living and working in Istanbul. In this exhibition, Bartle, like many storytellers before him, explores the power of myth to span cultural boundaries, reframing the images through the visual symbolism he observed in the contemporary city.

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Free Entry - Donations Welcome



Opening Times

Season (18 Jan 2020 - 13 Apr 2020)

* Monday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Open until 8 pm every Thursday
Bank Holidays 11 am - 4 pm

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