Exhibitions and Events

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.

Tangible Heritage: Jarrod Thompson

Exhibition from at M Studio Gallery TheGallery

An exhibition of photography and artefacts focusing on the work of Jarrod Thompson. Heritage, in its essence, is a retrospective appreciation of what others feel deserve preservation. This exhibition explores the history of photography through...

Christy Ni: Flower Spa

Exhibition from at WestBeach TheGallery

TheGallery is delighted to work with WestBeach on our Off-Site Arts Programme, featuring the work of Christy Ni, BA (Hons) Illustration 2016 Alumni.

Martyn Brewster: The Nocturnes

Exhibition from at Northwest Gallery TheGallery

TheGallery are working with Waterhouse & Dodd, London and New York, to present Martyn Brewster: The Nocturnes, a text + work exhibition at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth.

The Life of Paint

5pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 1 March 2018

B001 Lecture Theatre, AUB

Pictures at an Exhibition

Exhibition from at Live Project Space TheGallery

The exhibition is a response by students in BA (Hons) Illustration to a concert performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). The students were asked to create work inspired by the concert, Picture Perfect, featuring music by Debussy,...

Picture Perfect

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday 07 March 2018

7.30pm, Lighthouse, Poole

RIBI Young Photographer Exhibition

Exhibition from at The Library TheGallery

TheGallery is delighted to present the regional heat of The National Young Photographer Competition for the fourth year running, awarded by Rotary International in Britain and Ireland (RIBI).

Lit: Literature and Light

Exhibition from at The Library TheGallery

26 March – 23 September 2018

Curated by Tim O’Reilly Bennett and Dr. James Cole

Prep HE Summer Show 2018

Exhibition from at 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.

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.

Touring exhibition – Lucienne Day: Living Design

Exhibition from at Other locations (Touring)

A touring exhibition celebrating the birth and design legacy of one of Britain’s most influential textile designers, Lucienne Day. Curated by Professor Emma Hunt and Dr. Paula Day.

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Touring Exhibition – Black Mirror: Magic in Art

Exhibition from at Other locations (Touring)

This exhibition explores the influences and roles of the magical in art. Through a multi-disciplined curatorial approach of 2D; 3D; film; video and performance art, the exhibition will challenge the idea of how enchantment and the occult have been...

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