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All Access AUB Exhibition: Inside Out – Thinking Through Materials

Curated by Eleanor Ball, Euphemia Olaiya and Izzy Cresswell
A collaborative project between TheGallery and AUB's Access and Participation team


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Dates: 16 December 2023 – 18 January 2024

Location: Northwest Gallery, AUB Campus

Now in its third year, the All Access AUB programme welcomed a group of Year 12 students over the summer to give them a taste of what it's like to be a student and study a creative course at AUB. Students took part in a diverse range of workshops where they were encouraged by AUB tutors to explore and experiment with different mediums to develop their skills and portfolio of work.

They explored personal responses to the theme "Inside Out – Thinking Through Materials", entering and discovering their own journeys, using a range of materials, ideas and imagination. The resulting work reflects the high quality of the students' engagement, tenacity and creativity within a very short and intense few days, which we're delighted with and grateful for.

The All Access AUB exhibition showcases this explorative and experimental work, highlighting and celebrating their creative talents and curious minds.

If you can't attend the exhibition in person, check out the presentation online.

All Access AUB

All those with the potential to benefit from higher education, no matter their background, deserve the opportunity to do so. At AUB, we're committed to making that happen, which is why All Access AUB was developed. All Access AUB is a unique and intensive programme of activity for post-16 students from underrepresented groups. It's specifically designed to support entry to creative higher education and students enrolled on the scheme take part in a summer residential, have their work included in an industry-standard exhibition, receive one-to-one portfolio support from AUB tutors, and attend a Transition to Creative Higher Education event. The exhibition is a chance to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of the young people so far.

Meet the curators

Eleanor Ball

Eleanor Ball is the Access and Participation Coordinator at Arts University Bournemouth...

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Euphemia Olaiya

Euphemia Olaiya is a second-year student ambassador at AUB studying BA (Hons) Film Production.

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Izzy Cresswell

Izzy is in her final year as a BA (Hons) Performance Design and Film Costume student...

TheGallery works with courses and departments right across the university on a variety of exhibitions, events and projects. All Access AUB Exhibition: Inside Out – Thinking Through Materials is another example of a collaborative project – this time with the AUB's Access and Participation team.

TheGallery provides advice and support for the curatorial and technical aspects of the exhibition. We build, stage and get their exhibition ready. We also provide advice and guidance on event and project management as well as providing a national and international public platform for the arts within the sub-region while promoting the University’s shared passion for excellence in education, industry and the sector. A Civic University for all here within the AUB and beyond.

Previous exhibitions

All Access AUB Summer School Exhibition 2022

August 2022 saw the launch of Arts University Bournemouth’s brand-new access programme – All Access AUB. 17 Year 12 students from all over the country came together as part of the new programme to take part in a four-day summer residential to have a taste of what it’s like to be an AUB student and study a creative course at AUB.

Read more about the 2022 exhibition.

Year 12 Summer School Exhibition 2021

In August 2021, AUB’s Access and Participation team brought young people aged 16-18 together from across the country for a two-week summer school. Using a variety of mediums, the summer school set out to develop the participants’ artistic practice, providing space for them to conduct a creative exploration of the natural world.

Find out more about the 2021 exhibition.

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