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The corridor gallery

The Corridor Gallery at the John Radcliffe Hospital is situated along the Level 2 main entrance corridor and shows a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

Kintsugi People

9 March to 20 April 2024

The Kintsugi People project was devised by Dr Carol Holliday, psychotherapist, and lecturer at the University of Cambridge (now retired).

Through her 30 years of clinical practice, she found people often used metaphors of brokenness, fragmentation, splits or cracks to express distress or describe traumatic events.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with precious metals, such as gold. It resonates with the process of healing, both inside and out.

This exhibition is of Ryan Davies' photographs of people who have visible scar tissue from either accidents or surgery. The scars in the images have been gilded with pure gold.

Black and white photograph of smiling woman in sleeveless top, with large scar on her shoulder emphasised in gold

Embodied

27 January to 9 March 2024

This exhibition features artwork that explores and highlights the complex relationship between behaviour, culture and health.

'Parkinson's Dance' by Kat Brooks-Pugh explores how movement impacts those living with Parkinson's. 'Our Air' (pictured) by Adam Isfendiyar explores the impact of air pollution in London, and 'In Order to Bloom' by Laura Foster tells the story of the complexity and strength of motherhood, coinciding with the ongoing battle against the disease of addiction.

The exhibition has been developed by the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and is a collaborative project with the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford.

Child in cycle helmet peers through car window: behind is an urban playpark where a woman lifts another small child in a cycle helmet

A Lifetime of Measures and Journeys Through Genomics

21 December 2023 to 27 January 2024

This exhibition showcases entries from the Centre for Personalised Medicine's 2022/23 Art Competition, on the theme of 'measurements in health and disease', alongside Journeys Through Genomics - a collection of illustrations co-produced with patients to share their experiences of genomic medicine, and show how they shape and are shaped by the broader context of their lives.

In the second year of the competition (open to pupils in Year 7, 8 or 9 of secondary school), the theme is 'screening newborn babies for disease'.

Further information and details on how to enter can be found here:

Art & science connection - cpm (ox.ac.uk)

Naive diagramatic image of human figures, medical equipment and chemical bonds

Heart of Light

Landscape photographs by Frances Bonney
4 November to 16 December 2023

"...I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence."

The Waste Land, T S Eliot 1922

'Heart of Light' is an exhibition of landscape photographs taken in the two years that followed the sudden death of Frances's son Alex, aged 20, from an undetected heart condition. They are shown in the order in which they were taken.

All canvases are 24" by 16" and are for sale at £120 each with profits to Oxford Hospitals Charity - please email Frances if you are interested.

Email: frances.bonney@gmx.com

If you would like to see the exhibition online, please visit 'Heart of Light' on Flickr.

Clouds reflected in calm sea, beyond beach with single signpost

Stitches

Stitched artwork by Harriet Riddell
23 September to 4 November 2023

Harriet Riddell is the textile performance artist who completed the artwork Left arm or Right? which documents the vaccination programme rollout at Oxford University Hospitals and can be seen in the John Radcliffe Hospital main entrance.

Harriet has travelled around the world with her sewing machine, creating art in unusual locations from markets, jungles, tops of mountains and floating villages to African slums and Swiss streets.

Recently, Harriet became a mother; she now finds her inspiration in slightly less exotic but by no means less beautiful settings such as launderettes and cafés. In this exhibition she captures and celebrates the mundane.

A stitched image of a bald man with his arms around two small children

Our Future in Focus

Staff portraits to celebrate NHS 75
5 July 2023

Our future in focus celebrates the best of Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) - its people, their values and the modern facilities and cutting-edge healthcare we are dedicated to delivering, both now and in the future.

The exhibition was conceived by the Trust's in-house Clinical Photography team based at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Through the lens of each of our six talented Clinical Photographers, Our future in focus showcases the dedication, innovation, compassion and professional pride that exists across OUH.

Young woman in scrubs smiles beside medical equipment

One Team One OUH

A response to COVID-19
December 2020
This exhibition brings together paintings and photographs of, and by, OUH staff in response to COVID-19.

It includes photographs documenting the changing working conditions for OUH staff during the pandemic by staff member Jon Lewis, as well as reproductions of paintings by Zito Soares Da Silva (pictured on the South Street Gallery page), a member of our Intensive Care Unit's housekeeping team, who painted his response to the work of his colleagues on the ward.

Also displayed are a selection of portraits of OUH staff created as part of a national project - Portraits of NHS Heroes - developed by the Oxford portrait painter Tom Croft, and work by artists who have generously given their time and creativity to thank NHS staff by auctioning and selling their artwork such as Emma Waddleton (whose painting The Hug is pictured) and Adam Dant.

Oil painting of two NHS staff in PPE hugging one another
Last reviewed:12 March 2024