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.
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.
2D3D South Contemporary Art: Continuum
30 July - 26 August 2014
The diverse group of artists known as 2D3D South returns to the Link, this time with an exhibition showing the different directions the members of the group have taken over the past years. When seen together, their former and current work form a fascinating continuum.This exhibition will form part of the Hampshire Open Studios event. Image: Three Thistles.
Private View: 17 August from 14:00 to 16:00; RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org / 01962 827578
Visit the 2D3D South website
Angela Williams: An Eye for Fashion - Norman Parkinson photographs British Fashion Designers 1950 - 1964
11 June - 22 July 2014
exhibition of images carefully selected from the 'Designers of British
Fashion' collection of vintage Norman Parkinson photographic prints, held
by the Angela Williams Archive (AWA). Sixty original, vintage silver
gelatin prints taken between 1950 and 1964 will be exhibited, with many of the images never previously seen. These prints
create an important visual history of the designers that formed the
foundations of the British fashion industry and helped turn it into the
glamorous multi-billion Pound industry it is today.
the foremost fashion photographers of the 20th century, Norman
Parkinson's career encompasses six decades. He started by photographing
debutantes in the 1930s and ‘land girls’ during the war years for
Harpers, then as portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue from 1942 to
1960. Parkinson helped revolutionise fashion photography by being
one of the first to take his models out of the rigid studio environment
and into outdoor locations, enabling him to capture their elegance and
beauty, combined with a sense of freedom and joie de vivre that was unique for the time.
Angela Williams was Parkinson’s
assistant from 1962 to 1967. After being given a large collection of
original prints, Angela eventually created the AWA. The AWA curates
exhibitions and regularly engages in a range of projects to promote
Parkinson’s contribution to British photography and to preserve his
legacy for future generations.
For more information, visit the Angela Williams archive website or facebook page.
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.