Suddenly Last Summer

Exhibition in TheGallery / Exhibition in North West Building – Published 24th Sep 15

21 September – 12 December 2015

Curated by David Hazel and Conrad Tracy

TheGallery, North West Building

Suddenly Last Summer is a selection of work created by members of our 2015 graduating cohort from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography and BA (Hons) Photography.

Professor Stuart Bartholemew says: “You might be a student on a three-year course; you might teach here for ten years; you might visit for half a day out of curiosity or out of burning desire to discuss work in progress; you might momentarily have turned the page of a magazine and be attracted by a photograph an advertisement by a current student or graduate…” Read More

During the Summer Shows, which took place at the Arts University Bournemouth and in external venues in London during June and July of this year, the AUB campus is transformed into the biggest art gallery in the South West of England. In 2015 we celebrated the achievements of just over 1000 undergraduate students who were preparing to leave AUB, and embark upon professional careers within the creative industries.

Although the Summer Shows provide a showcase for a diverse range of artistic practice there always something special about photography at the AUB. It is no surprise that some of the world’s most celebrated photographers started their careers at our institution. AUB alumni include photographic luminaries such as Nick Knight, Karen Fuchs, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Our photographic courses encourage experimentation and risk-taking. AUB photography students push creative boundaries, challenge received perceptions, and are equipped by their studies to set the agenda for the future of photography as an art-form.

Exhibiting Artists

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography: Emma Dudgeon/ Adama Jalloh/ Richard Tarr/ Nisha Todd/ Kristian Tristram/ Rebecca Warbis/ Rosie Wood

BA (Hons) Photography: Zdravko Dimitrov/ Megan Hood/ Nathaniel Reeks/ Adam Roberts/ Oscar Woodruff

Meet the Curators

David Hazel and Conrad Tracy

David Hazel: Course Leader and Principal Lecturer BA (Hons) Photography

David is course leader of the BA (Hons) Photography programme at the Arts University Bournemouth and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His current work involves making unique, gold toned luminograms from chance and controlled mark making with light on silver gelatin paper. Although they are primarily about photographic process, they are related to ideas of the land and optical perception. Recent exhibitions include ‘Critical Dictionary’ at the Works Gallery, London.

David studied Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art from 1987–1989 under the tutelage of Professor Thomas Joshua Cooper. He gained a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1990 to study an MFA in Fine Art Photography at the University of Alberta, Canada.

Conrad Tracy: Course Leader and Principal Lecturer BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

Conrad is course leader of the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography programme at the Arts University Bournemouth. Conrad is an active member of The Association for Photography in Higher Education, including being a member of the Executive Committee for three years.

Professionally Conrad has freelanced for editorial clients, including the Observer Magazine and the Saturday and Sunday Times Magazines. His work has also been represented by some of the world’s largest image banks to include Photonica and Getty Images.

Conrad chaired the War on Want Photography Award ‘Document’ 2010 and Co-curated an International Student Photography exhibition as part of New York Photography Festival 2010.