TheGallery showcases work by contemporary artists and designers from around the world, including collections on loan from major galleries and museums.
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. 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.
Running alongside TheGallery’s main exhibition programme is our Off-Site Arts Programme at Westbeach. We also run a number of artist talks, panel discussions and other events to support the exhibition programme.
Take a look below to see more information about our current, upcoming and touring exhibitions.
22 November 2018 - 17 January 2019
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018
Exhibition hang at AUB curated by Violet M. McClean. TheGallery and Northwest Gallery, AUB. A touring exhibition presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University, supported by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust.FIND OUT MORE
10 December 2018 - September 2019
Megan Staple: Non-Fiction Fantasy
WestBeach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth. TheGallery is delighted to work with WestBeach to feature the work of Megan Staple, BA (Hons) Photography Alumni, 2018. Pushing the boundaries of concrete abstraction, still life photographer Megan Staple uses her hand-crafted studio sets to form geometric vibrant images that appear fictional.FIND OUT MORE
10 December 2018 - 10 April 2019
A Royal Affair
Curated by Jennifer Ridge. Display in University House, AUB. A selection of the garments from Buckingham Palace's formal presentation of prizes and reception of The Queen's Anniversary Prize 2017. The BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design course has been recognised as a centre of excellence by The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2017. The prestigious award was organised by The Royal Anniversary Trust, an independent charity promoting world class excellence and achievement through The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.FIND OUT MORE
22 November 2018 -17 January 2019
Positive and Negative Space
22 November 2018 -17 January 2019. Curated by Harriet Mummery. Live Project Space. An inside look into the artist studio with work from BA (Hons) Drawing students in response to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition. Through emulating an artist studio space within a gallery, the exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process and exploration of the fundamentals of drawing.FIND OUT MORE
17 December 2018 - 22 March 2019
Curated by Wayne Martin. The Library, AUB. Ghostly White features a collection of dresses and head pieces made by BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, based on female characters from Gothic literature.FIND OUT MORE
13 February - 25 April 2019
Dazzle & the Art of Defence
Curated by David Lund. Co-Curated by Elisa Di-Rosa. TheGallery, AUB. Following AUB’s collaborative contribution to Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art, held at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington, TheGallery is to hold a new exhibition at AUB in the Spring of 2019.FIND OUT MORE
12 January – 22 March 2019
Lucienne Day: Living Design
Lucienne Day: Living Design is exhibiting at TheGallery, AUB. The exhibition, curated by Arts University Bournemouth Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Emma Hunt and Dr. Paula Day, celebrates the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation.FIND OUT MORE
Touring in 2019
Touring Exhibition - Black Mirror: Magic in Art
Curated by Dominic Shepherd. TheGallery, AUB. Black Mirror: Magic in Art explores the influences and roles of magic, enchantment and the occult in contemporary art and how they function as aesthetic, conceptual and political forces. Through a multi-disciplined curatorial approach of 2D, 3D, film, video and performance art, Black Mirror will showcase the work of fourteen internationally recognised artists.FIND OUT MORE