Curated by Harriet Mummery

22 November 2018 -17 January 2019
Live Project Space

An inside look into the artsist studio with work from BA (Hons) Drawing students in response to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 exhibition.

Through emulating an artist studio space within a gallery, the exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creative process and exploration of the fundamentals of drawing. 

In this display, the students explored their relationship to landscape and the ways of interpreting and expressing direct experiences of being in the world. The display is a result of a one-day location drawing visit to Brockenhurst in the New Forest, where students investigated experimental approaches to perceiving and visualising the environment through drawing. The students considered a variety of methods for gathering this material, which might be directly observed, mapped, collected, or interpreted from sensory experience.


Karin Masoud Calvo
Morgan McWhirr
Ellie Smith
Maisie Steward
Sadie White

Meet the curator: harriet mummery

Harriet is currently the Technician Demonstrator for BA (Hons) Illustration, MA Illustration and BA (Hons) Drawing courses, providing support and teaching a variety of traditional mediums and digital practices. Harriet is experienced as a visiting tutor with an interest in pedagogic research and graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth with a Master’s degree in Graphic Design. She has since gained Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Society for Education and Training.

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Drawing at Arts University Bournemouth

Drawing is positioned at the very heart of contemporary creative practice – and is taught at AUB as an extension of thinking. Throughout our lives, we are all mark makers of one kind or another, and drawing is an essential and fundamental form of our need to communicate. At AUB we celebrate its diversity; from its capacity for directness of expression, conceptualising ideas through algorithms and data structures, mechanical evocations, to exploring Eastern influences, topographies, the behaviour and properties of materials, sound and light, to analogous and metaphorical narratives.

It exists equally as an autonomous and self-contained discipline with its own histories, theories and practices, as well as being positioned perfectly to explore the blurring of boundaries across disciplines. Contemporary drawing is concerned with the ways in which we relate as human beings to each other, to our environment, communicating and investigating the political, cultural, and historical, and our psychological and physiological selves.

Drawing can be handmade, manufactured or digital. It can be sculptural, physical, exist in real space or on a screen, it can be sewn, worn, it can move, it can be projected, it can exist on the body, the possibilities are limitless. However, what it must do is challenge and interrogate preconceived ideas, notions and traditions. It should make you think question the world we live in.


TheGallery works with courses right across the university on a variety of exhibitions, events and projects. Positive and Negative Space is another example of one of these projects that we have worked on with the curator and students. When working on a collaborative project, we provide advice and support for the curatorial and technical aspects of the exhibition, as well as advice on event and project management.

TheGallery provides a national and international public platform for the arts and these projects within the sub-region as we promote the University’s shared passion for excellence in education, industry and the sector. The BA (Hons) Drawing is a clear example of this as they provide the students with key insights into the industry and develops their skills.

BA (Hons) Drawing

On the BA (Hons) Drawing course, you’ll use drawing as a fundamental tool to investigate and examine other disciplines. You’ll explore drawing through engaging with digital and traditional processes and techniques.

As the course progresses, your developing practice will be informed by digital and haptic drawing techniques and processes. Your ongoing professional transferable skills will be supported by collaboration, and you will go onto contextualise your drawing practice with curatorial projects.

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Past Drawing Exhibitions in TheGallery

TheGallery is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England. Many of the exhibitions and artists’ commissions that have been produced within the space since its opening in 1998 have received both national and international recognition.

We deliver an exciting portfolio of exhibitions, events, international exhibitions and commissioned projects, many of which have toured nationally and internationally, building upon the creative collaboration between the Arts University Bournemouth and external venues.

Some Drawing Exhibtions over the last few years have included.

I am the space that I am

A collaborative project between BA (Hons) Animation Production; BA (Hons) Architecture; BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, MArch, MA Fine Art & MA Illustration


Louise Bourgeois, AUB

Curated at AUB by Elisa Di-Rosa and Thaires Vicentini

A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

Autobiographical Series (1994) captures some of her deepest thoughts and memories, whilst the set of 11 drypoints (all from 1999) brings these anxieties into more abstract territory.

June 2018


Drawing Theatre: Pamela Howard

Curated by Rebecca Pride and Co-Curated by Sam Edwards

A text + work event

The Gallery welcomes ‘Drawing Theatre’ an installation of work by internationally renowned Director, Scenographer, Curator and Educator Professor Pamela Howard OBE, author of What is Scenography? a book that has become a classic text in contemporary performance practice.

April 2016


A Stitch in Line

A celebration of drawing and stitch through Costume, Fashion and Textiles.

Curators Anne Chaisty // Anne Marie Howat // Rebecca Pride

This exhibition seeks to redefine and examine the centrality of drawing as a conduit for creative expression in the work of textiles designers as well as fashion, costume and performance designers. We draw to discover and express ourselves. We use any manner of tools to do this; pencils, paints, a sewing machine, a needle or a CAD programme to solve and explore the puzzle that the work or creative problem forces us to examine and scrutinise.

November 2015


Drawing with Light

An exhibition of work by Sir Peter Cook

Curated by Will Strange & Violet McClean

This exhibition is brought to you association with TheGallery, AUB

These drawings and models are working designs for AUB’s New Drawing Studio, designed by alumnus Professor Sir Peter Cook. From initial sketches to the CAD data produced for construction, drawing has been the inspiration for the building and an essential part of it’s development. This “Drawing with Light” exhibition explores the development of the drawing studio so far.

April 2015


Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

A touring exhibition presented in collaboration with Bath Spa University, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Jerwood Visual Arts.

Exhibition hang Curated by Violet M McClean.

The largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK, this exhibition showcases the work of UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established, helping to define a wider understanding of the role of drawing in creative practice.

April 2017