2014 has been a great year for the gallery, with a diverse array of exhibitions including street art graphics by Kev Munday, and photographic work by Thomas Dryden-Kelsey and from the fabulous Angela Williams archive . See below for information on our current exhibition and the Future Exhibitions page for more information on our upcoming exhibitions.
Bob Barron: Works on card and slate
26 January-2 March 2015
The majority of Barron's working life as a full time artist has been spent in his native North-East. He has recently relocated and now works from his studio in Southampton.
His current work makes extraordinary use of old, worn roof slates and throwaway packaging card, which he transforms into collages that are elegant and alluring. Relatively simple in content, they resonate an understated beauty.
'He obviously has an eye for what is aesthetically right, each completed work being a sophisticated , low-toned abstract….'
Anthony J. Lester, FRSA, International Association of Art Critics.
Compressed Space: Hampshire Sculpture Trust
7 November - 13 December 2014
This exhibition consists of work by a number of members of the Hampshire Sculpture Trust.
The relationship between on object and the space it inhabits is a central concern for all sculptors, yet space itself is seldom the focus of an exhibition.
The theme of Compressed Space is explored in a variety of media and approaches, ranging from sculpture, relief, drawings, prints, painting and photography. This exhibition makes explicit the relationship between objects and space in a variety of artworks. It celebrates the diversity and creativity of contemporary practice within sculpture.
Elaine Thomas: Divine Antics
24 September – 20 October 2014
Elaine Thomas is a fine artist who has spent much of her life in Higher Education. She recently retired as Vice-Chancellor of the University for the Creative Arts and returned full-time to her creative practice. This exhibition shows new paintings, in watercolour and acrylic on various surfaces. The paintings are figurative and strongly influenced by sources including Romanesque frescoes, Indian carvings and Greek and Roman sculpture. She works from the imagination, creating layers and surfaces, searching for and discovering images within, which are then both obscured and revealed. The paintings have strong narrative elements, implying both actions and behaviours.
Contact details for artists wishing to enquire about holding their own exhibition at the Link Gallery can be found in the right-hand side column. To find out more about the exhibition space itself, go to our 'Exhibiting at the Link Gallery' page. Explore the menu on the left for more information about past and future exhibitions.