TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth’s Off-Site Arts Programme in Partnership with Westbeach

13 December 2017 – 31 March 2018

TheGallery’s Off-Site Arts Programme in association WestBeach, showcasing the work of staff, students and graduates from the Arts University Bournemouth.

TheGallery has worked with WestBeach Restaurant since the inaugural Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in September 2011. Since then Westbeach have participated in showcasing TheGallery’s Off-Site Arts Programme to the local Bournemouth community.

TheGallery, AUB delivers an exciting portfolio of exhibitions and events, building upon the creative collaboration with the Arts University Bournemouth and external venues.

TheGallery is delighted to work with WestBeach to feature the work of Christy Ni, BA (Hons) Illustation Alumni, 2017.

Meet the Artist: Christy Ni

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Christy Ni

Digital illustration


Christy Ni is a freelance illustrator from Philadelphia, PA. She specializes in editorial illustration as well as .GIF illustrations. During her time studying at AUB, Christy was recognised by the Society of Illustrators in their 2016 Student Competition.

Christy graduated from the BA (Hons) Illustration course at the Arts University Bournemouth in 2017. She has since gone on to study Illustration as a Senior Undergraduate at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore and is set to graduate in May 2018.

During her time at AUB, Christy participated in many art competitions in order to gain a scholarship to MICA, in order to further develop her artistic skills. Her work has since developed into her own unique style featuring specific colour palettes for each individual image, providing a comforting aesthetic that portrays the story of an everyday life in a fantasy-like manner.

You can see Christy’s work at: