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.
28 September-30 November 2019
Suddenly Last Summer 2019
The exhibition is a curated selection of work from our 2019 graduating cohort. Showcasing over 500 artists, designers and makers, this is the biggest annual exhibition that TheGallery stages each year.
The exhibition officially opens on 27 September 2019 with a Private View (free public event).Find out more
18 May-27 September 2019
VISIONS OF COLOUR: A RESPONSE TO THE MATISSE: DRAWING WITH SCISSORS: LATE WORKS 1950-1954
Visions of Colour, was a response to Matisse: Drawing with Scissors a Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, which TheGallery hosted in June 2017. The exhibition was curated by Lisa Richardson, Course Leader for MA Illustration at the AUB.FIND OUT MORE
6 January-6 February 2020
Mechanical Human Matter
AUB Transformative Matter, Material Trace research group presents Mechanical Human Matter. This exhibition aims to explore complexities of material transformative processes within this human/machine spectrum.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
Touring in 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 the most influential designers of the post-war generation.Find out more
6 September-12 September 2019
MA Summer Shows 2019
The Arts University Bournemouth’s Summer Shows are a celebration of the achievements of our 2019 graduating students with the MA Summer Show ending the season.Find out more