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Please note: 2009 - 2010 Gallery and Events Programme Coming Soon

  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Friday 22 October 2010

Following on from the success of Kokoro's first perfomance at the University College in 2009, the contemporary music ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns for a second performance in October 2010.

The title ‘Kokoro’ comes from the Japanese word meaning ‘heart’, and the group, which was founded in 1994 comprises both players from the BSO and freelance musicians committed to performing 20th century and contemporary ensemble music.

Please note that the details of the performance are to be confirmed.

  • DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE: An exhibition of works by Peter Cook
  • Peter Cook
  • November - December 2010 (Dates to be confirmed)

text+work, the Arts University College at Bournemouth is delighted that An Exhibition of works by Peter Cook with mark one of three exhibitions which will be introducing the new extended and refurbished exhibition space.

Peter Cook is a founding member of the visionary group Archigram whose works include the Kunsthaus in Graz (designed with Colin Fournier), the Trondheim Library (with Christine Hawley), and the Pavilion for the Botanical Garden, Osaka, Japan, amongst others

Peter Cook studied architecture at Bournemouth College of Art from 1953 to 1958, and graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. He was Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, from 1970 to 1972, was appointed Life Professor at the Städelschule (Art Academy) of Frankfurt in 1984, and was Professor of Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, from 1990 to 2005.

Throughout the course of his career as the UK's pre-eminent architect, Peter Cook has continued to expand the techniques and redefine the imagery of architectural drawings, presented in the new gallery space for this text+work exhibition and accompanying publication exhibition.


  • PHOTOGRAPHY: An exhibition of works by Philip Townsend
  • Philip Townsend
  • 17 January – 25 February 2011

This exhibition brings together the work of seminal 60s photographer, Philip Townsend. Philip Townsend documented Sixties London in full swing and captured some of the most iconic faces of the era. His unique collection of shots includes rock stars, society darlings, models and the political movers and shakers of the day, such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Searchers and Cilla Black, as well as personalities and politicians ranging from Frankie Howerd and Alec Guinness to Yuri Gagarin and Harold Wilson.

Townsend took his first serious pictures in 1960 then, in 1970, he put away his cameras for good and casually consigned his pictures to a cupboard. When he looked at them seriously a few years ago, he found a half-forgotten treasure trove, a time capsule that vividly resurrects those photogenic times. The rescued works are now sought by magazines and newspapers throughout the world, by galleries like the National Portrait Gallery, and by collectors, and text + work and the Arts University College at Bournemouth are absolutely delighted that some of these images will be presented in its new gallery space.