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The corridor gallery

The Corridor Gallery at the John Radcliffe Hospital is situated along the main entrance corridor and shows a changing programme of temporary exhibitions by professional artists.

Exhibitions change every six weeks. Most work is for sale and a percentage of profits support the artlink programme. If you are an artist and would like to be considered for exhibition please contact Ruth Charity, Arts Adviser to ORH Charitable Funds at

Paintings by Don MacDougall

19 August to 30 September

Don MacDougall describes himself as ‘a self-taught escapist who has sacrificed the opportunity to create ‘real and meaningful’ art by squandering his spare time, over the last 17 years, celebrating the lighter, whimsical moments in children’s literature or similar fictional situations. No political statements. No self-analysis. No ambition (except to maybe illustrate a book now that he’s retired) . . . just to raise a smile on grey days.’

Proceeds from the sale of the painting entitled ‘It’s always tea-time’ (illustrated) will be donated in full to Kamran’s Ward.
Whimsical painting

Paintings from the Edge: The Highlands by Phil Whiting

27 May to 8 July 2017

“As a necessary palliative to my work which deals with issues around conflict, memory and human rights, I love nothing more than to trek in all weathers armed with art materials in my rucksack through the wilder places of the British Isles where human traces are least evident. These paintings from the Scottish Highlands are some of the results.”

Phil Whiting ( has held many exhibitions of his work, including residencies and solo exhibitions at The European Parliament Building, Brussels in 2006 and at New College, Oxford University in 2009. He has received commissions from The Guardian and English Heritage as well as NGOs such as Amnesty International, and has won a number of awards, most recently ‘The Red Line Art Works Annual Award 2017’ for his painting ‘Who Are These Children?’. His work has been purchased for public and private collections. He lives and works in Oxford.

Painting by Phil Whiting

Town and Gown: Jackie Conway

8 April to 21 May 2017

Jackie says of her work, 'For the past fifteen years I have been drawing outside in Oxford. It is important to draw from life because you get better idea of detail and also you soak up the atmosphere. From these drawings I have produced a series of etchings and aquatints of colleges in the city centre and lesser known areas like Blackbird Leys and Barton. I have also studied the hospital while I was doing voluntary work there. I am now producing a series of etchings of C S Lewis Reserve during different seasons as well as oil paintings and watercolours of local landscapes.'

Jackie Conway went to Art College in Bristol and gained a BA Hons in Fine Art. She is a member of the Oxford Art Society and the Oxford Printmakers Co-op.

Image of Town and Gown by Jackie Conway

Marcus Stevens: Photographs of Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

4 March - 8 April 2017

Marcus is a junior doctor. During his last year of medical school he spent time in Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park working with Simien Mountain Mobile Medical Service (SMMMS), a small family-run charity. In the two years after graduating he has returned to Ethiopia each Autumn with SMMMS, working to improve the health of the remote mountain population. He says, "During my visits to the National Park I have tried to photograph the beauty of the mountains as well as the culture and lives of those who live in this inhospitable landscape. This exhibition is a collection of my favourite images taken over the last three years. I hope they offer a glimpse into a culture which has changed very little over the last two thousand years.”

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black and white image of mountain workers

Experimental Design

21 January - 4 March 2017
Experimental Design is a collaboration between the Oxford Printmakers Co-operative and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Sixteen WTCHG researchers have been paired with sixteen OPC artists to produce sixteen different works based on their research in human health.
Experimental design image

Oxford Scribes: Twelfth Night, A contemporary lettering exhibition celebrating Shakespeare

10 December 2016 - 21 January 2017

Oxford Scribes is a society whose members share an interest in fine hand lettering. They range from internationally known professional calligraphers to complete beginners. Throughout the year, they hold regular workshops run by experienced lettering artists as well as social meetings with speakers or demonstrations. In addition, they undertake commissions, produce an excellent newsletter and exhibit regularly.

The current exhibition is a contribution to Oxford’s celebration of the works of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. It is made up of calligraphic interpretations of quotations from his comedy “Twelfth Night – or What You Will” – chosen because this play was first performed at the close of the Christmas season.

Oxford Scribes welcomes new members of all abilities. See

Oxford Scribes image

Paintings by Emma Davis

29 October - 10 December 2016
Emma Davis is known for her popular paintings of dogs - Polkadoggies. However for this exhibition she is showing a brand new series of work - a series of textured overworked acrylic paintings on board, inspired by her love of colour and form. She says, 'Listening to music whilst painting these has been a very important part of the process and as a result I have titled them according to the particular albums that were playing in my studio.'
image of painting by Emma Davis

Paintings by Jing Lin Sahota

17 September – 29 October 2016
Jing is a self-taught artist and a member of staff. She says of her work, 'These are my original oil paintings which were created between 2015-2016. I draw nature. I am inclined to Impressionism and Expressionism.'
Work by Jing Sahota

Drawing the First Breath: childbirth and neonatal drawings by Heather Spears

6 August – 17 September 2016
Canadian artist Heather Spears has drawn babies in many Maternity and NICU units in the Middle East, America and Europe - including the John Radcliffe hospital. This is a selection from her fast, intimate drawings of the process of childbirth – often as a series – and from her countless studies of neonatal infants, many premature and/or in crisis, and their care. Both tender and accurate, Heather’s drawings were made and are exhibited with permission of parents.
Work by Heather Spears

…where the mood takes you…: photographs by Judie Waldmann and drawings by Claire Christie Sadler

25 June – 6 August 2016
In their respective mediums both Judie and Claire explore how images can conjure feelings, emotions, thoughts, moods and narrative. Hence the title ‘where the mood takes you’. For this exhibition they have mainly been inspired by natural form and landscape.
...where the mood takes you

Astrophotos: Clifford Marcus

14 May – 25 June 2016
Clifford Marcus’s extraordinary astrophotos are taken using a telescope in Spain operated remotely over the internet from the UK. They include photographs of other galaxies as well as nebulae in our own galaxy, with distances ranging from 1000 light years to 280 million light years away.
Work by Clifford Marcus

Microbes in a new light: a photographic exhibition by Nicola Fawcett and Christopher Wood

13 February - 14 May 2016

Our microbes don't just make us ill: they protect us from infection and keep us healthy. Our gut is like a forest, or garden, where microbes flourish in a balanced, mini ecosystem. Unnecessary antibiotic use can disrupt this balance and make us unwell. This exhibition encourages us to reconsider how we feel about microbes. It shows that bacteria can be beautiful and we should treat them with care and respect.

Christopher Wood's stunning colour photographs depict images created using gut bacteria by John Radcliffe doctor and scientist Nicola Fawcett. They tell the story of Fawcett's research with the University of Oxford 'Antibiotic Resistance in the Microbiome OxfoRD' (ARMORD) Study.

Microbes in a new light

The Fox Got You: an art and science exhibition by photography artist Françoise Sergy

2 January - 13 February 2016

The Fox Got You celebrates two common plants which are at the origin of major medicinal drugs: foxglove, which makes Digoxin for the treatment of heart arrhythmia and the yew tree, at the origin of the cancer chemotherapy drugs Paclitaxel and Docetaxel. This exhibition brings together the plants, the drugs, the clinicians, the patients, the people making the drugs and the scientists researching how these diseases affect our body. The project was undertaken in partnership with clinicians from the Oxford University Hospitals.


The fox got you