30 March – 27 April 2017

CRAB Drawing Appeal Auction

Arts University Bournemouth celebrated the opening our CRAB Drawing Studio in March 2016, where we invited renowned artists in the UK to make their mark on this project and help us celebrate the opening of the Drawing Studio.

If you would like to bid on an original piece of artwork a full list of works can be found here.

CRAB Drawing Studio

CRAB Drawing Studio is the first specialist drawing studio to be built in a UK college or university for over a century. Designed by renowned architect and AUB alumnus and Honorary Fellow, Professor Sir Peter Cook RA and his office CRAB (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau).  Professor Sir Peter Cook is the founder of the Archigram movement and the architect responsible for many internationally renowned projects, this is his first UK commission.

CRAB Drawing Studio was officially opened on 3 March 2016 by Dame Zaha Hadid who ended her speech with the words “I simply love this building.” This opening was Zaha’s last official engagement, opening the studio with a drawing which was subsequently presented to the university. The first woman to receive the prestigious Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Zaha Hadid also awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and won the Stirling Prize for Architecture on two occasions. She was an exceptional talent and a remarkable, and brilliant woman.