14 December 2016 to 5 January 2017

3 January: Closed

Please note there is no Public access on the 4/5 January as the galleries will be closed for school workshops

Main Gallery

Admission Free

The exhibition will explore themes of storytelling and folk tales in Russian art from the late 19th and early 20th century. For many artists and writers at this turbulent time in Russian history, traditional tales and legends offered a firm grounding from which to view themselves and the world around them. 

Art Russe’s exhibition not only acts as a means by which to bring Russian and Soviet culture to a wider audience, but also by working with children’s charities Children & The Arts and The Naked Heart Foundation to use visual storytelling to engage and support children from hard to reach areas here in the UK and in Russia.

The gallery will be closed to the public during these events, details of opening times to follow.

Find out more: www.artrusse.uk


Image: Victor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) The Flying Carpet

In 1880, the rich industrialist Savva Mamontov commissioned Viktor Vasnetsov to illustrate a folk talk about Ivan and the Firebird. The painting represents Ivan returning home after capturing the Firebird, which he keeps in a cage. Ivan is riding the flying carpet in the early morning mist.