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The Link Gallery

Due to the redevelopment of this part of our hospital, we no longer have this gallery space.

Below are details of some of the exhibitions we have been privleged to hold.

The Making of ICON

Rory Carnegie and Crisis Oxford Artists
29 February to 30 April 2020

In the summer of 2019, photographer Rory Carnegie and a team of artists with experience of homelessness set out to recreate iconic British photographs. In this unique collaboration, the group recreated 15 images posing alongside colleagues from Arts at the Old Fire Station and Crisis Skylight.

This exhibition shows 'behind-the-scenes' moments, of how the project evolved from day one of shooting to making the final photograph.

Black and white reconstruction of famous image of suited 'Bullingdon Club' boys (original included former Prime Minister)

Whispering Knights: Neolithic Echoes

1 December 2019 to 29 February 2020

This exhibition brings together images of environmental land art near the Rollright Stone Circle next to the Whispering Knights Dolmen in Oxfordshire.

These land art pieces are ephemeral shapes and structures that look their best for a short time and then start to decay as insects, mycelium, weather and time work their magic.

For more information on the Whispering Knights Project see

A large ball of twigs and fern leaves resting on a misty forest floor

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Photographs of the 2018 Oxford Annual Fireworks Display: Terry Lee and Stuart Langston
1 September to 30 November 2019

Every year the people of Oxford enjoy a giant fireworks display organised by Oxford Round Table. The Round Table is an international organisation run by volunteers to help raise money for local charities and good causes.

In this exhibition, Stuart Langston documented the building of the bonfire, and Terry Lee captured some of the fireworks on camera.

A pile of pallets seen from below, wth five figures standing on top, clear sky behind

Cow Photofinish

An installation by Julian Benjamin
1 June to 31 August 2019

A 26 metre long print depicting the race to the milking shed.

The unlikely pairing of a dairy herd with photo finish technology is offered as a commentary on human-data relations. In the digital world, our own data is as much a commodity as the milk our subjects are on their way to deliver. This installation also speaks of a wider tension between culture and nature - a convergence of the two played out in a granular and glitched tragicomedy.

Julian is also exhibiting his Dog Photographs at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford from 21 June to 20 July 2019.

Two cow silhouettes stretched and distorted

A Boatbuilder's Story

1 March to 31 May 2019

This exhibition documents and celebrates the work of Colin Henwood who has worked as a boat builder on the Thames for nearly 40 years. Through these images you will get to know Lady Charlotte, Nicolotta and Sweet Myrrh - just some of the boats he has built, re-built or restored.

Most of the photographs are by Michael English, with whom Colin collaborated on the book 'Head, Heart, Hand, a Boatbuilder's Story.'

Photo: a bearded man carefully sands an oar in a workshop

United! Drawings by Elliot Nash

2 December 2018 to 28 February 2019
12 year old Elliot Nash is an extraordinary young artist who has developed his own strong visual language at a remarkably early age. His subject matter ranges from current events and episodes from his own life experience to his passion for Oxford United FC. He uses any medium that comes to hand working with a sense of purpose that produces dynamic, highly detailed outcomes.
Brightly coloured and complex patterned painting

Hifsa and Tesbiha Mahmood: Memoirs in Pakistan - Letters to our Self

1 September to 31 November 2018

Hifsa and Tesbiha Mahmood are sisters working as clinical pharmacists at the John Radcliffe Hospital. They share a passion for travelling.

This exhibition is a collection of photographs accompanied by thoughts, reflections and conversations between those two young women whilst travelling across Pakistan, through the ancient Mughal ruins of Lahore to the spectacular peaks of the Himalayan Mountains.

Mountains with a clear sky behind