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The South Street Gallery

The South Street Gallery at the Churchill Hospital is situated opposite the main restaurant and shows a changing programme of temporary exhibitions by professional artists.

We've not been able to show our regular programme of exhibitions due to COVID-19 restrictions. However we've developed an exhibition of artwork of, and by, staff in all our exhibition spaces until we can resume our programme.

One Team One OUH

December 2020 onwards

This exhibition brings together paintings and photographs of, and by, OUH staff in response to COVID-19.

It includes photographs documenting the changing working conditions for OUH staff during the pandemic by staff member Jon Lewis, as well as reproductions of paintings by Zito Soares Da Silva (pictured), a member of our Intensive Care Unit's housekeeping team.

Also included are portraits of OUH staff created as part of a national project - Portraits of NHS Heroes - and work by artists who have generously given their time and creativity to thank NHS staff by auctioning and selling their artwork, such as Emma Waddleton - visit our News page to see her painting 'The Hug'.

Zito Soares Da Silva with painted wings on a wall behind, angel-like

Miranda Carter: Paintings

22 February to 3 April 2020

Miranda Carter is based in north Wiltshire where she creates paintings which explore the diverse range of her materials.

She takes inspiration from wide open spaces and the rhythms of nature. Her process involves finding balance and peace which translates into her work.

Stylised painting of rolling landscape under stormy sky

Oxfordshire Family Support Network: Photographs of Life Long Caring

23 November 2019 to 18 February 2020

Oxfordshire Family Support Network is a small charity which works with carers who have a family member with a learning disability and/or autism.

Many carers are in their 70s, 80s and even 90s, and are still caring for their family member, having dedicated their life to 'life long caring'. This photography project, funded by Comic Relief, aims to give these carers their own unique voice and shows that whatever the circumstances of their family member, the family carer cannot step back and 'retire'.

Smiling older lady in doorway, hands raised

Paul Young: The Life of a Dray Horse

12 October to 22 November 2019

Paul Young's photographs document the life of a dray horse at Hook Norton Brewery - one of only a handful of breweries left in the UK that still deliver with heavy horses.

His images show daily life at the brewery - from the harnessing up of the horses and putting the bottle dray together to going out to beer festivals.

Elderly bearded man holds the head of one of two cart horses, Hook Norton brewery sign behind


31 August to 11 October 2019

This exhibition investigates our placement within the far-flung natural world. Bringing together work by 16 artists, it explores the macro and micro, outer space and the human body, and blurs the lines between the two.

Cosmos is curated by Lumen, an art collective focused on themes of astronomy and light, in collaboration with artists Martha Gray and Jill Mueller.

Four round patches in a row with abstract patterning

Raw Talent

New work by nine photographers
20 July to 31 August 2019

This fascinating exhibition brings together new work by nine advanced photography students who have each explored their own theme. Subjects range from architectural photography in London and landscape photography in the Cairngorms, to items brought into an Oxfam shop and reflections of afternoons spent by one photographer playing with her young sons.

Silhouette of a small boy and girl bouncing on a bed, window behind

Julia Engelhardt: Weavescapes

9 June to 19 July 2019

Julia Engelhardt's 'weavescapes' are often the result of trips, especially to places with plenty of water. Other pieces are inspired by feelings - whether sensations, the mood of a moment, a garden or season, a flavour, scent or food - so she describes her pieces as 'landscapes, mindscapes and soundscapes'.

She says of her work, 'I take great pleasure in experimentation particularly with colour and texture. The mathematical and construction aspects of weaving hugely appeal to my logical self. I also enjoy the rhythmic, almost musical nature of themes and patterns, and find weaving to be a highly contemplative activity as it requires tremendous concentration.

Some of the more unusual yarns I occasionally use are produced in Japan which has a hugely sophisticated textile culture. I understand that the Japanese do not distinguish between craft and art, and it is this territory my pieces aim to inhabit.'

A piece of cloth made in dull colours with a check weave pattern

Jackie Conway: The Animal Kingdom and Man

27 April to 8 June 2019

"For the past decade I have been drawing from my personal environment. I draw from life. In the past I drew the Oxford cityscape and landscape. A part of this study has been live drawings of animals. I try to draw them as a part of our human experience. From these drawings I produce watercolours and etchings. You study the world around you to develop a vocabulary and then you create your own story. Man and animals coexist in nature; we should have a duty of care to our planet and to other living creatures." Jackie Conway

Jackie is a member of Oxford Printmakers and the Oxford Art Society and has shown her work on a regular basis at the hospital as part of Artweeks.

Abstract fine art painting

Gabriele Kern: Observations

9 March to 27 April 2019

This exhibition of Gabriele Kern's work expresses her interest in 'people, spaces and ideas' and her desire to capture the 'essence of a space'.

She says of her work, "Printmaking techniques help me to provide some distance to the subject matter. The intensity of inks is joyous to work and live with."

Simplistic image of flat coloured shapes overlaid

Jeremy Flint: Landscapes

15 December 2018 to 5 March 2019

Jeremy Flint is a UK-based award-winning travel and landscape photographer, known for documenting images of beautiful destinations, cultures and communities from around the world.

He recently won the Association of Photographers Discovery Award 2017, and the Grand Prize in the 2016 National Geographic Traveller and F11 Your Vision competitions.

His pictures are represented by 4Corners images and have been featured in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR Photography and national newspapers.

A shallow waterfall in a shady forest

Gordon Stokes: Seascapes from Western Coasts and Islands

22 September to 15 December 2018

Gordon Stokes has lived and worked in the Oxford area for 30 years, but loves nothing better than to escape to the quiet coasts and beaches of the far west.

His photographs reflects the variety of moods and colours of the sea in the Western most parts of the British Isles - from the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall to the Outer Hebrides, the west coast of Scotland and Connemara in Ireland.

All are places where the light brings out the best colours in the sea. Stokes' images concentrate on the tranquil, calming and colourful, and many consist of sets of images framed together to convey a sense of place. The exhibition images can be seen on

Beach with shallow sea on a sunny day

Gareth Lloyd: Wildlife and Botanical Artist

12 August to 22 September 2018

Gareth is an Oxford-based wildlife and botanical artist, using a variety of different materials to create his work, including pencil, pastel pencils, inks and paints.

Through his artwork, Gareth has helped to raise funds to protect wildlife around the world, as well as various wildlife charities, including Born Free and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

A painting of a parrot clinging to the bark of a tree