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Exhibitions and Events

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

It delivers an exciting portfolio of events, international exhibitions, pop-up exhibitions and commissioned projects, building upon the creative collaboration and networking between the Arts University Bournemouth and external venues.  TheGallery is a public gallery for residents and visitors to Bournemouth

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 other events to support the exhibition programme.

Take a look below to see more information about our programme.



See with your Mind, Not what you See

Exhibition from at WestBeach

See with your Mind, Not what you See is a large scale, surreal digital photo-manipulation revealing the hidden cognitive worlds of the British people using research from historical and contemporary tabloid news stories.


For the Love of Graphics

Exhibition from at North West Building

This exhibition celebrates a love of graphic design through a showcase of international historical and contemporary graphic design examples. It presents design work that is revered and cherished by Level 5 BA (Hons) Graphic Design students who have...


Camouflage (2016)

Exhibition from at Live Project Space

An international project in collaboration with BA (Hons) Fine Art, Arts University Bournemouth, Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti (NABA), Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti G.Carrara, Bergamo and Visual Container.A showreel of work by the participating...


West Side 360°

Exhibition from at M Studio Gallery

West Side 360° exhibition is a response by students in BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design to a live brief from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).


What is Textiles?

Exhibition from at The Library

A collaborative exhibition by BA (Hons) Textiles, AUB staff and Alumni. This exhibition highlights the role of textiles within the design world and demonstrates the breath of practical processes used within the textiles industry today.


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

Exhibition from at TheGallery

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, this exhibition showcases the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, helping to define a wider understanding of the role of drawing in creative practice.A touring...

Panel Discussion: What is Drawing?

5.00pm - 6.15pm TheGallery, Lecture Theatre, AUB

Touring exhibitions

Many of our exhibitions at TheGallery go on to tour in other venues across the country. You can find out more about where the following exhibitions are currently on display below.