See below for information on our current and recent exhibitions and the Future Exhibitions page for more information on our upcoming exhibitions.
Stephen Cooper: CHALK infinitely imagined
10 October – 7 November 2015
The history and formation of chalk from microscopic skeletons of plankton some 100 million years ago was the starting point of Stephen Cooper's inventive and colourful large-scale installation at the Link Gallery.
This exhibition was part of the 10Days Festival.
Gregory Hayman: My journey with Anthony Blunt
15 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2015
Gregory Hayman's current research explores how dishonour, deriving from feelings of disgust, shaped the reputation of a man whose life had been devoted to the study of art history. The subject, Sir Anthony Blunt, was a famous art historian, Keeper of the Queen's Pictures and one-time Soviet spy. Hayman's interest stemmed from direct involvement; in his working life he had to dissemble about the existence of a memoir Blunt had secretly written before his death. This experience sent him on a journey to seek out the traces left by Blunt, in an attempt to create a portrait of the man, and a greater understanding of him. (Photo: Laser cut of The Good Eye, by Gregory Hayman). Find out more about Gregory Hayman: Blog; Website; Twitter; Videos.
2D3D South: Making our Mark
12 Aug. – 11 Sept. 2015
This was the latest of the group’s annual exhibitions at the Link Gallery. The essence of two-dimensional art is mark-making, and it is hoped that work in different styles and a variety of approaches has demonstrated this. Painting and drawing in a range of materials as well as printmaking forms the basis, but as always it is the individuality of each artist that provides the group dynamic. The exhibition was part of the annual Hampshire Open Studios event.
Celebrating Female Images of Christ/a
10 July – 9 August 2015
This art exhibition in the Link Gallery at the University of Winchester brought together women artists from across Europe to celebrate the on-going heritage of Christa images. Artists included Ulrika Auga (Germany), Silvia Martinez Cano (Spain), Megan Clay (UK), Angie Devereux (UK), Elisavetta Dvorak (presently Russian), Annette Esser (Germany), Sylvia Grevel (Netherlands) and Jess Wood (UK).
In addition, the exhibition included the Bosnian Christa created by Margaret Argyle in 1993, and the Institute for Theological Partnerships organised two free lectures to complement the show:
10 July 2015: Examining the Christa heritage by Dr Nicola Slee, The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham
22 July 2015: Female Images of Christ through history by The Revd Professor Dr Angela Berlis, University of Bern
The artists also worked on creating a Jesse Tree which will remain as an installation piece in the ITP Cosmic Walk located on the West Downs Campus.
David Baker: Sea Fever
11 May – 15 June 2015
We are frequently drawn to the flow of the sea and the ever changing landscape of shore, sea and sky. Coastal landscapes may often offer a simple geography of a beach, the sea and a cloudscape and as such there is a challenge to construct new and inventive photographic interpretations. Sea Fever is David Baker's interpretation of those seascapes and of the close affinity between sea and sky.
David Baker is a seascape and forest photographer based in Southampton and has exhibited around the country. In January 2013 he was named Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2012. His first book 'Seafever' ,which concentrates on the power and energy of the sea, was published in December 2013. The photographic project 'Ridge Trees' centres on the New Forest, Hampshire and is defined by dawn, mist and location.
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Brian Neish: 30 Years On
5 May – 16 June 2015
Thirty years ago Brian Neish graduated in Art and Education from King Alfred’s College. In 2010, after a successful career in education, he decided to take up the challenge of becoming a full-time professional artist, something he had dreamt about all those years ago while painting in the college’s Art Department at the University's Medecroft building. In a short space of time he has achieved great success, showing his work in Europe and the United States. This exhibition shows a selection of paintings from this early stage in his new career.
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.