This print by Mychael Barratt is a five colour silkscreen, originally done for an exhibition hosted by Bankside Gallery and the Globe Theatre commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The piece is titled after Shakespeare’s most famous stage direction, “Exit, pursued by a bear”, from ‘A Winter’s Tale’. It includes depictions of over 240 main characters from all of the playwright's 37 plays, colour coded into the four categories of: Comedy (Blue), Tragedy (Red), History (Green) and Problem Play (Orange). 

Dimensions: paper size 80 x 100cm

Mychael Barratt has kindly donated 10 editions of “Exit, pursued by a bear” to The Big Draw. The retail price is £720 unframed, however, at the artist’s suggestion, we are offering the prints to you for ONLY £250 All of the proceeds will go directly towards helping to keep The Big Draw afloat during these ever challenging times and you can make a further donation at The Big Draw checkout, should you wish.

About The Big Draw

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is a visual literacy charity that promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention. We are a small charity with a huge reach and high aspirations in receipt of no statutory funding. We have created an international drawing festival - The Big Draw Festival - that has tempted over 4.5 million people back to the drawing board, established a platform for emerging artists through our national contemporary art prize, The John Ruskin Prize and exhibition, and we lobby in parliament to highlight the vital role of creativity in education and beyond.

The Big Draw's continued development is made possible by the support of many organisations and individuals who share our vision. Without them and the commitment of hundreds of venues across the UK and beyond, our mission would be unachievable.


About the Artist

Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada, however, considers himself to be a Londoner since arriving for what was supposed to be a two-week stay thirty years ago. He is a narrative artist whose work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that fills his bookshelves. He was an artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected to be its twelfth President. His work is held in many important collections including Her Majesty The Queen, British Museum, the British Library, Ashmolean Museum, V & A Museum, and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art.

*Please note* Due to the current concerns around COVID-19, we may not be able to get the print to you as quickly as we would like. Be patient with us, we will be trying our absolute hardest - and we will be in touch! Thank you so much for your support.