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The Link Gallery

The Link Gallery at the John Radcliffe Hospital is situated along the corridor to Trauma Outpatients.

It is programmed by the arts organisation notfamousyet to showcase new work by emerging and mid-career artists, often focusing on the stories behind their work and providing an insight into artists' working processes. Exhibitions change every three months.

A Boatbuilder's Story

1 March to 31 May 2019

This exhibition documents and celebrates the work of Colin Henwood who has worked as a boat builder on the Thames for nearly 40 years. Through these images you will get to know Lady Charlotte, Nicolotta and Sweet Myrrh - just some of the boats he has built, re-built or restored.

Most of the photographs are by Michael English, with whom Colin collaborated on the book 'Head, Heart, Hand, a Boatbuilder's Story.'

Photo: a bearded man carefully sands an oar in a workshop

United! Drawings by Elliot Nash

2 December 2018 to 28 February 2019
12 year old Elliot Nash is an extraordinary young artist who has developed his own strong visual language at a remarkably early age. His subject matter ranges from current events and episodes from his own life experience to his passion for Oxford United FC. He uses any medium that comes to hand working with a sense of purpose that produces dynamic, highly detailed outcomes.
Brightly coloured and complex patterned painting

Hifsa and Tesbiha Mahmood: Memoirs in Pakistan - Letters to our Self

1 September to 31 November 2018

Hifsa and Tesbiha Mahmood are sisters working as clinical pharmacists at the John Radcliffe Hospital. They share a passion for travelling.

This exhibition is a collection of photographs accompanied by thoughts, reflections and conversations between those two young women whilst travelling across Pakistan, through the ancient Mughal ruins of Lahore to the spectacular peaks of the Himalayan Mountains.

Mountains with a clear sky behind

Recurring Dreams: Photographs by Bharat Patel

2 June to 31 August 2018
In this exhibition Bharat Patel explores what visitors or residents of Oxford may experience in their dreams: an intriguing interplay between time and memories of Oxford.
A surrealist photo montage of cyclists in an Oxford Street with a waterway and historic buildings

FarmAbility: Photographs by Howard Stanbury

1 March to 31 May 2018

FarmAbility is an outdoor, farm-based programme for people with autism and/or learning disabilities.

These photographs, taken by Howard Stanbury for FarmAbility, capture co-farmers' abilities and the different ways in which they can make a valuable contribution to a thriving, productive community on the farm.

Young man holding trays of eggs, with chickens at his feet

Hemingway Art: behind the scenes of a contemporary art gallery

1 December 2017 to 28 February 2018
In the small village of Cassington, just behind the church, you can find one of Oxfordshire's leading contemporary art galleries.
It's a project of love and dedication run by Sue and John Hemingway from their home. This exhibition gives you a peek behind the scenes of how this operation runs and introduces some of the gallery's artists.
Interior of the Hemingway Gallery

Ten by Four

1 September to 30 November 2017
In this group exhibition four local photographers select ten images of their recent work to show in The Link Gallery. The photos explore diverse themes around Oxford and beyond. From left to right: Alexander Gordón, Darrell Godliman, Karen Morecroft, and Howard Stanbury.
Black and white photo of four people

A Place - A Thought: Photographs by Uwe Ackermann

1 June to 31 August 2017

Uwe Ackermannis a Professor Emeritus of Physiology and amateur photographer, living and exhibiting in Oxford. In this exhibition he captured moments that tell a unique story - sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical.

About this exhibition he says, "My special interest lies in the tension and dialogue between photographers who describe the world around them and those artists who create novel visual ideas in a medium where almost everything that can be photographed has already been photographed."

Photograph of person sitting on pebbly beach

Sculptures by Beatrice Hoffman

1 March to 31 May 2017

Oxford based sculptor Beatrice Hoffman creates stylised sculptures of heads, figures and abstract forms in bronze or bronze resin ranging from small to large scale. She has recently been shortlisted for a commission for Northampton Hospital south entrance to welcome visitors, health professionals and patients, and is working on designs for a life-size sculpture for the site.

In this exhibition she gives us an insight into her creative process, shows some examples of her beautiful art, and allows us a glimpse into her sculpture workshops, where she teaches students of all ages.
Image of Beatrice Hoffman with twin sculpture

Rivers of Life: Photographs by Rob Farrands

1 December to 28 February 2017
Rob Farrands, a photographer based in Oxford, shows street photographs taken in cities such as Boston, Toronto and Trieste alongside images featuring the Thames as it flows through Oxford. What connects these two series is the deliberate attention paid to reflections, shadows and curious moments. The idea is to emphasise these naturally occurring features in order to disrupt familiar perspectives, open up fresh ways of seeing and suggest new lines of inquiry.
Work by Rob Farrands

Nubian echoes: Photographs by Pierre Petitet

1 September to 30 November 2016

Pierre Petitet was born in France and lives in Oxford, working as a researcher in neuroscience at the John Radcliffe Hospital. This photographic project was developed in the context of fundraising for Nubian primary schools in December 2015.

"When I think about the Nubians, it is their eyes that I can picture the most - these two deep black pearls that seem to be looking straight at your soul. This series of portraits is a tribute to the beauty and the joy of living of the people I have met in the schools, houses and streets of Aswan and Karkar, South of Egypt. Adult mischief echoes with childish solemnity to invite the viewer to search for a common nature across all these humans."

Work by Pierre Petitet