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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

Experimental Design

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.

21 January - 4 March 2017
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Oxford Scribes: Twelfth Night, A contemporary lettering exhibition celebrating Shakespeare

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

10 December 2016 - 21 January 2017
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Paintings by Emma Davis

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.'

29 October - 10 December 2016
image of painting by Emma Davis

Paintings by Jing Lin Sahota

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.'

17 September – 29 October 2016
Work by Jing Sahota

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

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.

6 August – 17 September 2016
Work by Heather Spears

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

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.

25 June – 6 August 2016
...where the mood takes you

Astrophotos: Clifford Marcus

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.

14 May – 25 June 2016
Work by Clifford Marcus

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

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.

13 February - 14 May 2016
Microbes in a new light

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

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.


2 January - 13 February 2016
The fox got you