The Link Gallery

The Link Gallery

One of the core values of the University is creativity. So we are really proud of the extensive and diverse art collection we have on display in the buildings and around the grounds of the University.

Much of our collection dates back to when we delivered courses in fine art. We have continued to collect works of art and we have an excellent reputation for supporting emerging local and regional artists.

Our main exhibition space, The Link Gallery, was opened in 2001 and has a changing programme of free exhibitions by contemporary artists based in Hampshire and further afield.

The University is proud to present the Art Trail, a walking tour of the wealth of artwork on display around our King Alfred and West Downs campuses, in addition to the Link Gallery exhibitions. This comprises work from the University’s permanent and loan collections including paintings, photographs, textiles, mixed media and sculpture. There are also occasional displays in the foyer of The Stripe, our main lecture venue, and in the Student Centre Gallery, both on the King Alfred Campus.

The Cosmic Walk, located behind the West Downs Campus, is a theological attempt to place our feet in the unfolding story of the cosmos. A number of pieces displayed aim to represent our participation in the birth and unfolding of the universe and to reflect upon that which we call the Divine. The artwork, which includes a labyrinth, a small pond and a meteorite sculpture, has largely been created by artist and theologian Dr Megan Clay.

Exhibiting at the Link Gallery

The Link Gallery hosts an average of seven exhibitions a year, showing works by local or regional artists
Located in the Winchester Business School on the West Downs Campus, the Link Gallery, opened in 2001, is arranged over two floors providing an elegant light space available for exhibitions all year round.

Gallery dimensions: Lower & Upper Link Gallery 10.38m x 7.74m (at widest point), 2.74m (at narrowest point). For a more detailed plan, please see the document on the right.

The University charges a 20% commission on sales but there is no charge to artists to use the gallery.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00; weekend hours may be restricted due to conferences or private functions taking place in the building, and we advise visitors to email or phone to check before making a special trip. Entry to the gallery is free.

The gallery is fully booked for 2017 but we welcome proposals for 2018.

All proposals are considered by the Friends of Art Group and should include:

  • Preferred dates to exhibit
  • Up-to-date CV including contact details
  • An exhibition proposal (500 words max.)
  • Visual material that represents previous or current work (by email or link to a website where examples of work can be viewed)

Contact us 

For more information or to submit a proposal contact Trish Kernan

Art at Winchester

The University is proud to present the Art Trail, a walking tour of the wealth of artwork on display around our King Alfred and West Downs campuses, in addition to the Link Gallery exhibitions.

The collection of artworks around our buildings and grounds is a celebration of one of our core values, creativity, and a recognition of the importance of the role of creativity in delivering our mission. The Art Trail, which spans almost the entire history of the University, offers something for every artistic taste.

Discover more about The Art Trail