An exhibition of iconic photographs, recreated by Rory Carnegie and artists who have experienced homelessness.

ICON is the culmination of a project which explores what makes an image iconic. The group selected some iconic photographs and went on to relocate them in 2019, studying composition, lighting, costumes and props.

ICON asks you to re-examine these images, with people who are often disregarded or ignored now centre stage.

Friday 15 November – Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition from 6pm as part of the Oxford Christmas Light Festival.  At 7pm there will be a Q&A with the participating artists.

Become an Icon
Saturday 30 November, 11am – 3pm
Book a 30-minute slot for you and your family/friends to have a group portrait taken by some of the artists who worked on the project with Rory Carnegie’s supervision. A studio set-up and costumes will be provided, so that you can experience a process similar to how some of the ICON photographs were produced. A selection of photo files will be sent to you to print or share afterwards.
Tickets: £20 suitable for a maximum of 4 people. Click here.

Our thanks to:


Arts Council England
D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Jordan Vanderhyde
Oxford City Council
Oxford Executive Coaching Ltd
Oxford University Community Fund
Pye Charitable Settlement
Zelga Miller & Stuart Miller