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.
Morag Myerscough: We Make Belonging
Morag Myerscough: We Make Belonging exhibition provides an understanding of the creative processes behind Myerscough’s work, with the opportunity to experience her studio space, where fragments of past works sit alongside new projects.Find out more
02 March-16 April 2020
A collaborative project and exhibition with BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Illustration at AUB, in response to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Unrequited Love concert.Find out more
27 February - 25 June 2020
Stepping Stones: Christy Ni
TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth Off–Site Arts Programme in association with WestBeach, showcasing the work of staff, students and graduates from AUB.
This exhibition features the work Christy Ni, BA (Hons) Illustration graduate of 2017.Find out more
Posters: The Original Social Media?
Curated by Mary V. Mullin and Hannah Byles
Glimpses from around the world 1905-1999
A selection of posters from the Poster Collection of Mary V. Mullin, AUB Honorary Fellow of 2006.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
17 February-19 March 2020
The Creative Exchange 2020
The Creative Exchange is a celebration of our Alumni and the diverse creative careers of Arts University Bournemouth graduates over the last decade.Find out more
6 January-20 February 2020
Brian Clarke: On Line
TheGallery is proud to present the exhibition Brian Clarke: On Line. Having been a major figure in contemporary art and architecture for over four decades, Brian Clarke is renowned for his large-scale architectural stained glass work often created in collaboration with leading architects such as Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer and the late Zaha Hadid.Find out more
03-26 February 2020
The 2018-19 academic year saw the completion of a 3D printed Zoetrope for an exhibition on campus at MoDiP. The Animation presented within the zoetrope, was designed by Ian House and realised by creative initiative BA (Hons) Animation Production students.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
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 opened 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