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.
18 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
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
25 February – 26 April 2019
An exhibition by BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Creative Events Management and BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design in association with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Magical Fairytales is a response by students, to a live brief from the BSO. The students were asked to respond to the concert featuring compositions by Ravel, Rachmaninov & Stravinsky which will be performed by the BSO on 6 March 2018 and sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth.FIND OUT MORE
28 February – 18 April 2019
AUB HUMAN PRESENTS: WEAPONS OF REASON
Curated by Alice Stevens. AUB Human is delighted to present Weapons of Reason, a publishing project by Human After All to understand and articulate the global challenges shaping our world. AUB Human celebrates achievement in social, ethical and sustainable creative practice whilst also curating discussion and work which addresses how creativity can make a positive global difference to people and planet.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
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
23 May – 1st June 2019
Prep HE Summer Show 2019
23 May – 1st June 2019 – TheGallery, AUB. Private View – 22 May 2018. TheGallery, AUB. 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. The Preparation for Higher Education Show is the first part of the Summer Shows for 2019.FIND OUT MORE
14 June – 21 June 2019
BA Summer Shows 2019
The Arts University Bournemouth’s Summer Shows are a celebration of the achievements of our 2019 graduating students.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