Link Gallery - John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford



Paintings by John Hazell

15 February to 12 May 2015

John Hazell paints scenes of dramatic scale and perspective.
He creates atmospheric paintings, where perspective heightens
the sense of space inviting the viewer to step inside the frame
and explore.


Nomads of India through the Lens

Photographs by Bharat Patel

15 September to 31 December 2014

 There are numerous nomadic communities in India who have played an important role in society for many generations. Tragically they are now some of the most marginalized people of India. Specialised trades that these nomadic communities were engaged in meant that settling in one place was virtually impossible. Without address or birth certificates they are invisible to the authorities.

This exhibition depicts their present lifestyle showing some of the problems and prejudices they face from society in general as well as the influence the Raj has had in branding some of these communities as criminals.
One NGO is trying to turn the tide for these nomads and their story forms part of the exhibition.
Bharat Patel is an Oxford based photographer who regularly spends time in India with NGOs working on social issues relating to women workers as well as nomadic communities. Bharat is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and has won many international awards. His predominantly black and white images are upfront and direct giving the viewer that special connection.


One quiet night on Magdalen Bridge

Photographs by Jonathan Moss

1 July to 15 September 2014

“One quiet night on Magdalen Bridge” is a series of photographs made especially for the exhibition at the Link Gallery. Magdalen Bridge is a microcosm of Oxford at night and, surprisingly, is not at all quiet. But, like a De Chirico painting seemingly devoid of people, the photos share an air of mystery. Through a series of long exposures, at first glance, the only signs of life are transitory car lights; looking deeper though, occasionally the scenes are populated by vague suggestions of human forms.




An installation by Ann Rapstoff and Vicky Virgou

1 April to 30 June 2014

The current installation displays research from four locations, including Iffley Lock, Hacca’s Brook, Letcombe Bassett and Ewelme. Using the gallery as a space of movement between places, the artists have developed an installation, which reflects the journey of a river. Images are presented in circular form, linked playfully through the chemical formula of the H2O symbol.

Artists Ann Rapstoff and Vicky Vergou have been working together for the last two years on the theme of water. Their collaboration explores the elemental nature of water, its properties, light, movement and sound. The project revolves around the chalk streams and rivers of Oxfordshire.


Oxford Photographic Society

An exhibition by 31 members of the OPS

3 January to 31 March 2014

Flowers, wild birds, travel images, street photography, and a 360 degree view from Oxford highest point ... this is an entertaining and stunning exhibition.



Photographies by Keith Barnes

Link Gallery at the John Radcliffe Hospital
1 October to 31 December 2013


Keith Barnes is the  founder of Photographers Workshop and Oxford School of Photography. In this exhibition he shares some of his private photos that he took while travelling through Laos and Syria.