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An exhibition that channels the look of the orient with a stunning collection of garments, images and objects which examine the changes in Chinese Fashion during three distinct periods of the 20th Century will be exhibited at Summerhall in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival from the 3rd – 27th August 2012.
Fashion Revolution China, which is curated by Anthony Bednall, Head of the School of Design at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) opened in January 2012 at TheGallery, AUB as part of its text + work programme. Many of the exhibits were archived by Anthony over a ten year period when he lived and worked in Beijing. The exhibition focuses on the narrative of the clothing; each section within the exhibition has its own unique beauty and includes hand-crafted embroidery, evidenced in the early and modern pieces, functional conformity and contemporary fashion brand development.
ExLab: art, science and the coast: AUB exhibition reveals the research behind the artworks prior to launch of ExLab
A new exhibition that reflects the importance of research and the merging of art and science will open in TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) on Monday 9th July.
The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) at The Arts University Bournemouth has been awarded the Inspire Mark for their current exhibition ‘Plastics for Gold’, because it shares certain values of the Cultural Olympiad, celebrating diversity and internationality through the global character of design.
‘Plastics for Gold’ is on display in MoDiP until the 10th November 2012. Since the 1970s, plastics have been the most used group of materials in the world – their use in sport has contributed dramatically to sporting achievement and people’s participation in sport; they have improved the potential of sports equipment and helped to streamline athletes’ bodies; and they have also led to sports equipment that requires less maintenance and is more affordable. This exhibition looks at how they have done this in relation to Olympic sports, while highlighting issues of sustainability and the multi-national character of sports equipment.
The Arts University Bournemouth has been turned into a giant exhibition space for the annual HE Summer Shows that highlight the creative work from all the graduating arts, design, media and performance students.
From 22nd – 28th June, visitors are invited to come and view the innovative work of our talented ‘class of 2012’, before they graduate on Friday 29th June at Wimborne Minster. Work on show includes colourful, fantastical costumes that have been designed and made by Costume students for the Battle for the Winds Ceremony that marks the opening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth at the end of July; award winning illustrations and designs that have been nominated for the renowned Design and Art Direction Awards in London; ground-breaking films and animations that will be sent to film festivals all over the world, and intricate replicas of the Queen’s Wedding and Coronation Dresses that were commmissioned for the Jubilee celebrations.
Over the Summer, a visual collaboration between TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and WestBeach, the award-winning seafood restaurant on Bournemouth seafront, which will see an extension of TheGallery’s exhibitions hung in WestBeach, is taking place.
This visual collaboration, from the 3rd May – 26th September 2012, will feature artists including painter Professor Jim Hunter and sports photographer Richard Langdon.
Following on from the success of the Who Are You? Competition run by The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), an exhibition of the winners? work can be seen in TheGallery at the AUB from the 25th – 29th April.
Who Are You? challenged 16-18 year old artists and designers to create a piece of artwork that best described who they are in the world today. Over 100 entries were received from creative teenagers across the globe, including entries from Washington DC, Amsterdam and many more.
At the end of January, TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) held a successful one-day symposium which set out to investigate the effectiveness of the programming and management of Galleries in Universities and Colleges, to evaluate the impact on the learning environment.
A new project that examines and explores the potential of wartime buildings to provide a unique perspective on the English landscape through the transformation of the structures themselves into cameras, forms a new exhibition in TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth from the 9th March – 20th April 2012.
Sentinel (South) is a text + work collaboration between artist Martin Newth, for whom this research has been ongoing for several years, and writer Pippa Oldfield. Within Britain there are thousands of small military defensive structures commonly known as ‘pillboxes’. Built during the Second World War these simple concrete and brick buildings were designed as look out points in anticipation of an enemy invasion that never happened. The project and exhibition includes distinct phases with overlapping photographic methods. There is a series of photographs of pillboxes; prints made by transforming the buildings into camera obscuras; and multi-screen video installations where the intended position of the soldiers’ guns have been replaced by cameras to create moving panoramas of the views that the buildings survey.
Celebrating the tenth year anniversary of the project, the Bournemouth Lower Gardens Exhibition returns from Saturday 28th April – Monday 7th May 2012.
Britain’s Got Talent star Nathan Wyburn will whet your Olympic appetites by performing a live demonstration at TOAST; The London 2012 Games Inspired Edible Art Exhibition taking place at The Kube, North Road Poole on Thursday 1st March between 7pm and 9pm.
Becoming increasingly famous by having his latest work covering yesterday?s Guardian Newspaper, the TOAST team are pleased to announce Nathan will also be displaying never-seen-before exhibits within TOAST, an event part of the London 2012 Inspire Programme, recognising innovative and exceptional projects directly inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Christian Edwardes, the Fine Art Pathway Leader on the Preparation for Higher Education courses at The Arts University Bournemouth is currently exhibiting his work as part of the group exhibition ‘Drawing Lines in the Sand’ on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, presented by Peloton.
Six installation projects have been developed in various locations across the eastern apron of the island. The participating artists have engaged with various aspects of the site’s institutional heritage and topography, considering the island as a historic, tangible place and a symbolic space more broadly. The artworks reflect upon conditions of interiority and exteriority in a uniquely Australian context. This relates to a perspective that encompasses contradictory and conflicting extremes, a geographic imaginary particular to the Island Continent.
From the 13th January – 24th February, TheGallery at The Arts University Bournemouth is channelling the look of the orient, with a stunning exhibition of garments, images and objects which examine the changes in Chinese Fashion during three distinct periods of the 20th Century.