Across the Arts University Bournemouth campus, we have a series of art collections on display. Our portfolio includes artwork on long term loan from the Arts Council Collection and private collections, as well as AUB’s own art collection.


AUB Private Collection

There are 300 catalogued pieces in the AUB Private Collection which is looked after by TheGallery. There is currently no public access to this collection as it is a research collection only. An online catalogue of the work will be available soon to view.


Arts Council Collection

The Arts Council Collection is the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art in the world and includes important works by the UK’s most prominent artists. The Collection reaches the broadest possible audience through long loans to public institutions, exhibition loan and touring exhibitions, as well as digital and print publications. AUB currently has 35 pieces on loan from the Arts Council displayed across the campus in Univerity House, the North Building and The Library, with many of the pieces accessible for public viewing.

We have work on display from 30 artists listed in the Collection:
Craigie AitchisonDavid Bellingham / Stephenie Bergman / Alan Charlton / Prunella Clough / Philip CoreMichael Craig-Martin / Merlyn Evans / Paul Feiler / Martin FroyAmal Ghosh / David Hepher / Roger Hilton / Nicholas Horsfield / David Hurn / Joan Key / Peter Kinley / Robert Law / Bruce McLean / Ian McLean / Alnoor Mitha / Hughie O’Donoghue / Margot Perryman / Fred Pollock / Joanna PriceMichael SalamanVivian ScheihingBob and Roberta Smith / Jack Smith / John Virtue



Tim Harrisson
In 2019, AUB acquired two sculptures by the British sculptor, Tim Harrisson. The sculptures are on permanent loan from the artist.

Tim Harrisson was born 1952 in Quendon, Essex. He studied at Hammersmith College of Art, Norwich Art School and Byam Shaw School of Fine Art. In 1988 he was Sculptor in Residence at Red House Museum, Christchurch, organised by the Hampshire Sculpture Trust. He has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions, recent exhibitions include the Messums Wiltshire 2018, the British Museum London Design Fair 2018, the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol 2016 and Atrium Gallery at Bournemouth University 2010. Recent commissions include Winchester Cathedral, the Russell Coates Museum Bournemouth and Southampton City Gallery.

St Bee’s Cumberland Sandstone and Carrara Marble
Tim Harrisson
Location: The Library, AUB

End Piece
Ham Stone
Tim Harrisson
Location: AUB Courtyard