Contemporary Applied Arts

 
 
ADDRESS
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 0HX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Monday – closed; Tuesday – Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm
 
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Contemporary Applied ArtsFounded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the work of more than 300 creative members, from established names to recent graduates. Showing contemporary ceramics, glass, textiles, wood,
precious and non-precious jewellery, furniture and metal from Britain, the gallery has an annual programme of changing exhibitions as well as one-off special events. Notable exhibitions have included a retrospective of work by contemporary jewellery maker Barbara Christie, an exhibition dedicated to the best contemporary glass works featuring 26 selected artists, and a summer exhibition which included images of London 2012's Olympic Medals designed by Contemporary Applied Arts member David Watkins.

 

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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  24% off
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  36% off
    2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £72  42% off
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    Tate Modern
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wapping Project Bankside
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Bankside Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Tate Modern Oil Tanks and Tate 2
    London > Attractions >
    Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... More
     
     
     
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    Millennium Bridge
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    River Thames, City, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
     
     
     
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    Golden Hinde
    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
    Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created and ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hairy Ape
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October to 21st November 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 9 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Eugene O'Neill's timeless classic, a reflection on the effect of industrialisation on class and identity, The Hairy Ape, is directed by multi award-winning director Richard Jones ...More
     
     
     
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    High Society
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
    Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 9 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy ...More
     
     
     
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    The Motherf**ker With The Hat
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th June to 20th August 2015
    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 12 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Stephen Adly Guirgis's profane and hilarious Tony award nominated tale of love and addiction in New York City comes to the National Theatre. Centred on a ...More
     
     
     
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
     
     
     
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    Menier Chocolate Factory
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    53 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had half-a-dozen ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
    3 Archie Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    The Wine Pantry
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    1 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    The Table
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    83 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Contemporary Applied Arts
    On the ground floor of the offices of award-winning architects Allies and Morrison The Table makes an excellent staff canteen (a bit like The River Cafe ... More
     
     
     
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    Tortilla
    London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
    106 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Tacos and burritos are the order of the day at this cheap, fresh Mexican. In fact it's so fresh and healthy it's more of a California-Mexican ... More
     
     
     
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    Leon
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    7 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
    This branch of Leon is a great find, tucked away behind Tate Modern in IPC media's headquarters, The Blue Fin Building. Once you've fed the soul ... More
     
     
     
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    London College Of Communication
    London > Education > Professional Training
    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 16 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Education > Career Services
    4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 19 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Bernie Spain Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
     
     
     
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    Chang's Hapkido Academy
    London > Leisure > Martial Arts
    Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 10 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Charles Dickens
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    160 Union Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    The Anchor & Hope
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
     
     
     
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    The Thirsty Bear
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Viva Verdi
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
     
     
     
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    Union Street Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
     
     
     
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    Vinopolis Wine Wharf
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
     
     
     
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    Tate Modern
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
     
     
     
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    Vinopolis
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
    This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Mermaid
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Contemporary Applied Arts
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired ...More

    Bill Viola
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Display of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs ...More

    Henry Wessel
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Twenty-seven photographs recently acquired by the Tate, depicting America's social landscape and commonplace moments in the lives of strangers. Curated ...More

    Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Works by two artists, one Chinese and one Brazilian, who struggled against serious illness and reflected that experience in their ...More

    Giles Round And Phil Root: The Grantchester Pottery
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    Jerwood Space 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    A presentation of the inaugural Backdrop Commission by The Grantchester Pottery, an artistic collaboration between sculptor Giles Round and painter ...More

    Minimalism
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    An art exhibition curated by Helen Sainsbury, exploring the development of an aesthetic sensibility characterised by austerity and restraint....More

    Beyond Painting
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Works exploring the constituent elements of putting paint on canvas, and the nature of a painting as an object in ...More

    Cy Twombly
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Paintings and sculptures evoking the ancient world, with which the distinctive American artist was fascinated. Curated by Nicholas Serota and ...More

    Abstraction And The Sublime
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Works exploring affinities between the approach of American post-war abstractionists such as Jackson Pollock, and the European landscape painting tradition ...More

    Elegies
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

    Tate Modern 3 minutes walk from Contemporary Applied Arts

    Works by Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell and Lee Ufan, all of which explore meditative approaches to abstraction....More

     
     
     
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