Shakespeare 400

23 April – 7 May 2016

Contemporary Applied Arts, situated in Bankside within what was known as the pleasure quarter in Shakespeare’s day, will exhibit work by three contemporary craft makers who have found inspiration in the words of Shakespeare.

The objects on show are infused with the presence of Shakespeare, be it directly through his words or through the subtleties of his presence which have permeated our language and, in turn, our material world.

Tracey Rowledge fine bookbinder: erudite interpretations of Hamlet, King Lear and The Winter’s Tale.

Neil Bottle textile artist: textiles originally designed for Shakespeare’s Globe drawing upon the music and words of Shakespeare’s plays.

Kayo Saito jeweller: textile jewels with their vestiges of the Bard’s sonnets and plays, also reminiscent of Elizabethan dress.

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