Our CampusTheGallery

TheGallery showcases work by contemporary artists and designers from around the world, including collections on loan from major galleries and museums.

Our exhibitions have toured nationally and internationally, expanding AUB’s ever-growing creative collaboration with external organisations.

By delivering an exciting portfolio of exhibitions, events, and projects within the university, we seek to enhance the cultural capital of students, staff and alumni whilst also providing a public platform for the arts within the sub-region.

text+work is the concept which underpins our exhibition programme, it promotes a forum for challenging dialogue between innovative contemporary art, design and media practice and their theoretical context.

Our portfolio includes artwork on long term loan from the Arts Council Collection and private collections in addition to managing AUB’s own art collection.

TheGallery is comprised of six exhibition spaces:

On Campus
Main Gallery, North Building
Northwest Gallery, North Building
M Studio Gallery, A Block
Library Gallery, AUB Library
Live Project Space, North Building

Off Site
WestBeach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth

In addition to our permanent spaces, we host a number of one-off projects and events, collaborating with different creative organisations like Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pavilion Dance, The Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival.

Our creative projects have included hosting national competitions, exhibitions and events inside CRAB Drawing Studio, and other collaborations with students, staff, alumni and outside partners.

Off-site, TheGallery bring arts to the local area by working in partnership with WestBeach as an additional platform to showcase exhibitions.

TheGallery received special recognition in the Sir Misha Black Awards 2016, which was awarded to Arts University Bournemouth for Innovation in Design Education.

TheGallery is open to the public and admission to its exhibitions and many of the supporting events is free.