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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.


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).

Sam Scales: Boat Builder

Exhibition from at WestBeach

TheGallery’s Arts Off – Site Arts Programme in association WestBeach, showcasing the work of staff, students and graduates from Arts University Bournemouth. TheGallery is delighted to work with WestBeach to feature the work of Sam Scales, BA...

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

Prep HE Summer Show

Exhibition from at AUB Campus TheGallery

The Preparation for Higher Education Summer Show celebrates the achievements of our Foundation Diploma students, providing an exciting platform for them to showcase their final project work to the public.

SWIMMING UPSTREAM: cultures of watercolour

Exhibition from at Drawing Studio TheGallery

1 June – 1 July 2017 An exhibition of work by Professor Lei Yongbin, China SWIMMING UPSTREAM: cultures of watercolour exhibition is a series of watercolours by Professor Lei Yongbin from Sichuan Arts Institute, China.

BA Summer Shows

Exhibition from at AUB Campus TheGallery

9 – 17 June 2017 The Summer Shows provide exciting opportunities for students to showcase their final project work to the public. The AUB campus transforms into the biggest gallery space in the South West of England.


Exhibition from at M Studio Gallery

Tracing the history and techniques of printmaking, this exhibition showcases the talent and innovation of students and staff from AUB through an extensive archive of work collected over the last 30 years.

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.