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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 Coordinator, Oxford Hospitals Charity: ruth.charity@ouh.nhs.uk

Birthing a Better Future, Oxford 2017

11 November to 23 December 2017
This exhibition has been developed by Zero2 Expo, an organisation established to increase public awareness of and involvement in how we treat babies in the first 1001 days of life - from conception to age two. It includes artwork by nine artists all of whom have created new pieces in response to conversations with scientists around this theme.
Birthing a Better Future

Lucy Phillips: Repress: Repeat

30 September to 11 November 2017

The basis of Lucy's work lies in the collection of 'symbols' or 'motifs' she has created from her own photographs of the city. She reconfigures these images into a series of map-like or encrypted sheets, so creating a new sense of space or environment. In recent work, Lucy has taken a single motif and repeated it multiple times to produce large grid-based sheets. These sheets are then sliced up, before being repositioned to create an endless range of irregular combinations. While Lucy’s work clearly references geometry, symmetry and repetition, it is by modifying, distorting and rearranging these highly-structured symbols that Lucy creates an interaction between line and shape, and with it, a new sense of order.

Black and white image

Paintings by Don MacDougall

19 August to 30 September 2017

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 (www.axisweb.org/p/philwhiting) 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 to 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."

For more information about the charity see http://simienmountainsmobilemedicalservice.org/ and https://maptia.com/ghystem/stories/simien-mountain-mobile-medical-serviceand https://vimeo.com/137400720

black and white image of mountain workers

Experimental Design

21 January to 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.
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Oxford Scribes: Twelfth Night, A contemporary lettering exhibition celebrating Shakespeare

10 December 2016 to 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 www.oxfordscribes.co.uk

Oxford Scribes image

Paintings by Emma Davis

29 October to 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 to 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 to 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