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Foundation Summer Show 2024

Photos by Eliza Naden


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Campus show

Dates: 5–12 June 2024

Location: TheGallery, Northwest Gallery and the Live Project Space, AUB Campus

The Foundation Summer Show celebrates the achievements of our students, providing an exciting platform to showcase their final project work to the public.

The Foundation Diploma is an exciting and intense one-year (full-time) course, providing the opportunity for students to work across a range of specialist disciplines within the creative arts, that encourages risk-taking and experimentation with new materials, approaches and principles. The course gives a strong creative grounding and works to develop an individual’s artistic and creative practice within specialised methodologies of art, design and media.

The Foundation Diploma develops students as independent learners, building strong portfolios and artistic direction and preparation for progression. The course acts as a bridge from Further Education into Higher Education, as well as offering a space in which to explore and develop artistic practice at any stage of life.

Foundation student work exhibited in this show demonstrates the diverse range of projects that are undertaken across its seven specialism areas:

  • 3D Art, Craft and Design
  • Fashion, Costume and Textiles
  • Film and Animation
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Communication
  • Illustration
  • Photography

TheGallery is an internationally renowned and award-winning exhibition space - the perfect backdrop in showcasing the work of this emerging talent.

"Summer Show-time at AUB is one of the most energising and exciting experiences of our year. Join us throughout the summer months to be energised by the creative work of our fabulous students from all over the world, including those studying on our Foundation course, our BA (Hons) programmes and the Graduate School.

"We open our doors and welcome students and their families, alumni and industry, and thousands of visitors to share the magic and be part of the dream factory that is AUB."

– Professor Paul Gough, AUB Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Planning your visit

The Summer Show is free to everyone – check our opening times and public access before planning your visit.

Group visits

We welcome educational groups, art clubs, companies, businesses and interested parties of all ages.

For schools interested in visits and workshops, please visit our Schools page or email us for more information. Read on for more information about guided and self-guided tours.


Groups will need to reserve parking. Please contact Reception via email regarding parking reservations.

A man looks at an artwork display at TheGallery at the 2023 Foundation Summer Shows.

Foundation Summer Show 2024 – Formal opening and private view

AUB would like to invite you and your guests to the formal opening and private view for our 2024 Foundation Summer Show.

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