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The South Street Gallery

The South Street Gallery at the Churchill Hospital is situated opposite the main restaurant and shows a changing programme of temporary exhibitions by professional artists.

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

Raw Talent

New work by nine photographers
20 July to 31 August 2019

This fascinating exhibition brings together new work by nine advanced photography students who have each explored their own theme. Subjects range from architectural photography in London and landscape photography in the Cairngorms, to items brought into an Oxfam shop and reflections of afternoons spent by one photographer playing with her young sons.

Silhouette of a small boy and girl bouncing on a bed, window behind

Julia Engelhardt: Weavescapes

9 June to 19 July 2019


Julia Engelhardt's 'weavescapes' are often the result of trips, especially to places with plenty of water. Other pieces are inspired by feelings - whether sensations, the mood of a moment, a garden or season, a flavour, scent or food - so she describes her pieces as 'landscapes, mindscapes and soundscapes'.

She says of her work, 'I take great pleasure in experimentation particularly with colour and texture. The mathematical and construction aspects of weaving hugely appeal to my logical self. I also enjoy the rhythmic, almost musical nature of themes and patterns, and find weaving to be a highly contemplative activity as it requires tremendous concentration.

Some of the more unusual yarns I occasionally use are produced in Japan which has a hugely sophisticated textile culture. I understand that the Japanese do not distinguish between craft and art, and it is this territory my pieces aim to inhabit.'

A piece of cloth made in dull colours with a check weave pattern

Jackie Conway: The Animal Kingdom and Man

27 April to 8 June 2019

"For the past decade I have been drawing from my personal environment. I draw from life. In the past I drew the Oxford cityscape and landscape. A part of this study has been live drawings of animals. I try to draw them as a part of our human experience. From these drawings I produce watercolours and etchings. You study the world around you to develop a vocabulary and then you create your own story. Man and animals coexist in nature; we should have a duty of care to our planet and to other living creatures." Jackie Conway

Jackie is a member of Oxford Printmakers and the Oxford Art Society and has shown her work on a regular basis at the hospital as part of Artweeks.

Abstract fine art painting

Gabriele Kern: Observations

9 March to 27 April 2019

This exhibition of Gabriele Kern's work expresses her interest in 'people, spaces and ideas' and her desire to capture the 'essence of a space'.

She says of her work, "Printmaking techniques help me to provide some distance to the subject matter. The intensity of inks is joyous to work and live with."

Simplistic image of flat coloured shapes overlaid

Jeremy Flint: Landscapes

15 December 2018 to 5 March 2019

Jeremy Flint is a UK-based award-winning travel and landscape photographer, known for documenting images of beautiful destinations, cultures and communities from around the world.

He recently won the Association of Photographers Discovery Award 2017, and the Grand Prize in the 2016 National Geographic Traveller and F11 Your Vision competitions.

His pictures are represented by 4Corners images and have been featured in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR Photography and national newspapers.

A shallow waterfall in a shady forest

Gordon Stokes: Seascapes from Western Coasts and Islands

22 September to 15 December 2018

Gordon Stokes has lived and worked in the Oxford area for 30 years, but loves nothing better than to escape to the quiet coasts and beaches of the far west.

His photographs reflects the variety of moods and colours of the sea in the Western most parts of the British Isles - from the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall to the Outer Hebrides, the west coast of Scotland and Connemara in Ireland.

All are places where the light brings out the best colours in the sea. Stokes' images concentrate on the tranquil, calming and colourful, and many consist of sets of images framed together to convey a sense of place. The exhibition images can be seen on www.gordonstokes.co.uk

Beach with shallow sea on a sunny day

Gareth Lloyd: Wildlife and Botanical Artist

12 August to 22 September 2018

Gareth is an Oxford-based wildlife and botanical artist, using a variety of different materials to create his work, including pencil, pastel pencils, inks and paints.

Through his artwork, Gareth has helped to raise funds to protect wildlife around the world, as well as various wildlife charities, including Born Free and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

A painting of a parrot clinging to the bark of a tree

NHS 70th Anniversary Exhibition 1948-2018

30 June to 11 August 2018

In celebration of 70 years of the NHS, this exhibition gathers together iconic images of the past seven decades at the Trust.

Bringing together archive images of the Radcliffe Infirmary, John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Horton General Hospital, it looks back on a fascinating history of medicine and NHS care in Oxford.

The exhibition is augmented by a beautiful tapestry by June Simms, which charts her own personal history of working as a nurse within the NHS since the 1950s, including her days as a theatre nurse at the Churchill Hospital.

Read more about June Simms at www.theguardian.com - July 2018

A detail from an embroidered tapestry including old black and white photos of nurses

F/13: Thirteen Photography Projects

26 May to 30 June 2018

This exhibition of photographs has been developed by a group of 13 photographers who came together through Oxfordshire Skills and Learning.

Each has chosen a subject of interest and built up a portfolio of work, with support and advice from one another and from their tutor, Rebecca Phillipson, herself a professional photographer.

The resulting exhibition of 13 mini-photographic projects, some in black and white and some colour, in a variety of genres, offers something to interest everyone.

A drag queen, elaborately dressed in black, sits on a window sill

Basil Gentleman: using colour and symbolism to help patients' recovery

17 February to 19 May 2018

Basil Gentleman is a French-British artist specialising in art aimed at helping people to recover from illness or surgery. He works in a variety of styles: abstract geometic, figurative, sculpture and cut-outs.

A major preoccupation is creating work to improve the environment for patients in hospital, in which he ncorporates powerful symbolism - shapes and colours - which he has found to benefit patients and improve their morale.

A range of his recent work can be seen on Instagram and you can contact Basil via email: agentdartfr@gmail.com

Basil Gentleman cut-out collage

Freya Pocklington: Pets and Patients

6 January to 17 February 2018

This exhibition features drawings and paintings that explore the relationship between patients with long-term conditions including MS, HIV and Crohn's Disease, and the role their pets have on their mental health. The artist has explored the impact of the emotional trauma of having a long-term condition from a personal viewpoint; particularly the positive impact her dogs have had on her condition. Freya will be having a further show June/July at the John Radcliffe Hospital, which features patients and their pets.

Please email Freya for further information or share stories about patients and pets: freya.pocklington@network.rca.ac.uk

The Biopsy and a Moth Snowstorm in the Studio

Reflections on Landscape

14 October to 6 January 2018

Reflections on Landscape brings together a selection of 21 oil paintings by landscape architect Edward Hall. In his professional life Edward shapes and influences the natural and man-made landscapes in which we live, work and enjoy our leisure time.

In his private life he has always had a passion for interpreting the natural landscape through art. In this collection, drawn from the large body of work he has created over four decades, including works from his early twenties, we see Edward's personal response to a wide variety of the landscapes that continue to inspire him.

Bluebells

Paul Young: Within an Hour of Oxford

2 September to 14 October 2017

Paul Young is an Oxford-based photographer. This exhibition of his work - black and white and colour images - comprises photographs he has taken in locations that are within an hour of Oxford by public transport or by car.

Black and white image of horse's head

The Workhouse Community Project

15 July 2017 to 2 September 2017

The Workhouse Community Project is an Arts Council England funded exhibition of work that explores British history and what it's like to live in Britain now. A group of EU citizens living in Banbury worked with artist Wig Sayell to create new artwork based on personal experiences. A visit to a renovated workhouse converted into flats in Chipping Norton was their starting point for an exploration of how people manage in times of economic hardship, both in the present and the past.

Through a series of workshops, participants experimented with darkroom processes and disposable cameras to create their own collaged work.

Image depicting hardship

Paintings by Jing Lin Sahota

3 June to 15 July 2017

Jing Lin Sahota is an artist and staff member at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She draws nature and is inspired by her love of travel. She says of her work, 'I am inclined to impressionism and expressionism'.

To see more artworks please visit www.facebook.com/jinglin.sahota

Roses by Jing Lin Sahota