Suddenly Last Summer 2019

Suddenly Last Summer 2019 is a curated selection of work from AUB’s 2019 graduating cohort. Showcasing over 500 artists, designers and makers, this is the biggest annual exhibition that TheGallery stages each year.

This year Suddenly Last Summer focuses on the ideas and concepts behind the work, creating aesthetic experiences within an installation context. It features a wide selection of work from AUB’s Preparation for Higher Education (Foundation Diploma), BA (Hons) Degree and Masters Degree courses together in one major exhibition.

Suddenly Last Summer celebrates a creative community of original thinkers and inventive makers where boundaries are pushed and creative alliances formed. We passionately believe in innovative opportunities that come from collaboration between different art forms in the AUB Creative Community.

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS: Across AUB Campus Galleries, Library, South House, University House, CRAB Drawing Studio Courtyard.

Suddenly Last Summer 2019: Private View

TheGallery, AUB

Friday 27 September 2019


The Private View is hosted by Professor Stuart Bartholomew, CBE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth


Free Public Event

RSVP Not Required

Private View Running Order

17.00 – Wine on arrival in Main Gallery

18.00 – Formal Speeches

Formal Welcome and Address: Professor Stuart Bartholomew

Curators Overview: Violet M. McClean, William Hernandez and Millie Lake

Graduate Exhibition Designer Overview: Rasa Vaineikyte


The Sir Misha Black Awards Committee gave the 2016 Award for Innovation in Design Education to AUB for its approach to design teaching. AUB received special recognition for TheGallery and for commissioning the first purpose-built Drawing Studio in the UK for over 100 years.

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