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Suddenly Last Summer 2017

Exhibition in Campus / Exhibition in TheGallery

4 September – 9 November 2017

Curated by Violet M McClean

Across AUB Campus Galleries

Suddenly Last Summer is a selection of work from members of our graduating cohort. Bringing our creative community together in one exhibition the show includes work from Preparation for Higher Education, BA (Hons) Degree and Postgraduate courses.

In 2017 we celebrate the achievements of just over 1,300 students graduating AUB to embark on further studies and their professional careers. This exhibition demonstrates the quality and innovation of the work produced at AUB.

Committed to the disciplines of art, design, media and performance, AUB embraces the creative spirit that characterising life at the university.  Amongst the AUB creative community are celebrated alumni at the forefront of their practice, including such luminaries as Sir Peter Cook, Nick Knight, Wolfgang Tillmans and Simon Beaufoy.


With over 20 years of experience in the arts sector Violet has worked with national and international collections, contemporary galleries and museums. She is an independent Curator and Senior Gallery Officer at TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth.

Violet has worked closely with AUB to establish TheGallery as a leading University Gallery with an international reputation and extensive programme of exhibitions, events and publications.

In 2010 she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Museum and Galleries Studies in Curating, from University of Southampton. Violet’s research specialism is contemporary Curatorship’s relationship to classical museum Curating, focusing on the approaches of Alfred H. Barr, Jr founding director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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