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Exhibitions and Events

TheGallery showcases work from contemporary artists and designers, including collections on loan from major galleries and museums, as well as individual exhibitions by some of today’s leading national and international artists.   

This year’s exciting new programme will include artists such as Mariele Neudecker, Photography Alumnus Giles Duley and a national exhibition of the work of the artist Patrick Proctor, curated by Dr. Ian Massey.

Running alongside TheGallery’s main exhibition programme is our Pop-Up Exhibition Programme and Off-Site Arts Programme at WestBeach. TheGallery runs a number of artist talks, panel discussions, family days and events to support the exhibition programme.

Take a look below to see more information about the exhibition itself, the programme of supporting events and details of other upcoming exhibitions.

Adam Popli

WestBeach is delighted to be hosting TheGallery, AUB Off-Site Arts Programme, featuring the work of Adam Popli.

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WestBeach

Music Architecture Poole (MAP)

Exhibiting second year work from AUB Architecture since 2011 and curated by Channa Vithana, MAP involves third year BA (Hons) Architecture students as annual Co-Curators.

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Campus

Music Architecture Poole (MAP) 2015 Open Days


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Join Channa Vithana, Lead Curator and Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Architecture and curators Alice Hewitt, Paul Richardson, Emily Riddiough and Lucy Steeden, for a tour of the exhibition and an informal discussion on the ideas explored.

Type
Exhibition

Plastic Vanitas an exhibition of work by Mariele Neudecker

Plastic things are all around you but how much do you notice them? Plastic Vanitas exhibition is a series of photographic artworks by Mariele Neudecker that re-presents the collection of the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) as vanitas still...

Location
TheGallery

Plastic Vanitas Exhibition Opening

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Associate Professor Sean Aita to formally open the exhibition and invite the Curator, Professor Susan Lambert, to say a few words about the exhibition & project.

Type
Exhibition

Provocative Plastics Conference

9:15am – 4:30pm
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The exhibition forms part of the international peer-reviewed conference, Provocative Plastics: plastics in design from the practical to the philosophical, be held at the Arts University Bournemouth.

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Conference

The Art of the Still


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The Art of the Still is a Pop-Up Exhibition in response to Mariele Neudecker exhibition.

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Pop-Up Exhibition

The Sound of Still Life

10am – 5pm
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Forms part of Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea Opening Weekend. Sian Hutchings is a fine artist who uses sound as a medium, currently focusing on Posthumanism and the development of the human condition.

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Exhibition

The Sound of Still Life


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Sian Hutchings is a fine artist who uses sound as a medium, currently focusing on Posthumanism and the development of the human condition.

Type
Exhibition

Panel Discussion Art Within the Museum

5pm – 7pm

Chaired by Dr. Kavita Hayton, Dean of Creative Learning, AUB

Type
Panel Discussion

The Art of Still Life: Family Drop-in Workshop

11am – 3pm

The Art of Still Life, Family Workshop is inspired by the work of Mariele Neudecker, children are invited to explore and respond to the exhibition by making their own creations.

Type
Public Workshop

A Stitch in Line

A celebration of drawing and stitch through Costume, Fashion and Textiles.

Location
TheGallery

A Stitch in Line Panel Discussion & Formal Opening

5pm – 7pm

The Panel will discuss the ideas explored in the exhibition ‘A Stitch in line’, to include a number of industry professionals and the curators of the exhibition. Chaired by Professor Emma Hunt, Deputy Vice Chancellor.

Type
Panel Discussion

One Second Of Light an exhibition of work by Giles Duley

An exhibition by internationally renowned Photographer Giles Duley, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography Alumnus.

Location
TheGallery

Open Lecture “One Piece of Advice” & Formal Opening

5pm – 7pm

Giles Duley will discuss the exhibition and the ideas behind his images.

Type
Artist / Curator Talk

Patrick Procktor The Last Romantic

This major exhibition of paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints traces this prolific artist’s career over the course of four decades.

Location
TheGallery

Patrick Procktor Pure Romance

This exhibition takes place at The Redfern Gallery, London. Taking its title from a painting by Patrick Procktor, this group show of paintings, drawings, photographs and prints is formed of both historical and contemporary artefacts, dating from the...

Location
TheGallery

Forkbeard’s Theatre of Animation

A hands-on living exhibition celebrating 37 years of pioneering multi-media work featuring such wonders as the seven-foot tall white rabbit, the teenage brontosaurus skeleton and a life-size animated unicorn.

Location
TheGallery

Forkbeard’s Theatre of Animation Exhibition Event & Formal Opening

5pm – 7pm

The Panel will discuss the exhibition “Theatre of Animation”, and the ideas behind their project.

Type
Panel Discussion

Lester Lee Po Fun AUB Alumnus 1990


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The work on display is taken from a powerful photographic series that demonstrates how Lee re-examined the nude female form.

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Pop-Up Exhibition

Drawing With Light An Exhibition of Models of Sir Peter Cook’s Drawing Studio and AUB


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An exhibition of models in response to Sir Peter Cook’s Drawing Studio at Arts University Bournemouth.

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Pop-Up Exhibition

‘Chine’ an exhibition of work by Christopher Allen


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TheGallery presents ‘Chine’, a body of work from MA Photography graduate Christopher Allen. This body of work from Allen’s final MA project is a series of large, verdant, picturesque images of a number of the chines here in Dorset.

Type
Pop-Up Exhibition

INFINITE

MA Architecture: Spatial Practices student Katie Thomas has been working collaboratively with local inclusive performance group, Diverse City.

On Saturday August 29th, AUB Campus, 12:30 and 14:00, Katie is running a free performance celebrating the abilities of diverse bodies through dance, circus and physical theatre. Infinite involves a specially designed and commissioned accessible set manufactured by lead sponsor, Poole-based Kirolite.

Type
Student Production

Panel Discussion “The Age of Procktor”

5pm – 7pm

The Panel will discuss the influential work of Patrick Procktor and his life. Chaired by Professor Simon Olding, Director Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts.

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Panel Discussion

Curator’s Talk with Dr. Ian Massey

5pm – 7pm

Dr. Ian Massey will discus in detail the life and work of Patrick Procktor. Procktor’s influence on art today and how his legacy lives on in the present day.

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Artist / Curator Talk