Road to Karabakh

 by Rowan J Curtis & Kirk Ellingham

20 - 23 April 2023
Garden Room, Trinity College, Broad St, OX1 3BH

20 April, 12:30 - 17:00: Projections 

20 April 18:00: Presentation & private view

23 April 11:00 - 17:00: All day viewing

Free, drop in

Garden Room, Trinity College, Broad St, OX1 3BH


A projection of images by Local Photographer Kirk Ellingham drawn from his time and projects in Georgia and Armenia from 2011 until 2018

accompanied by story & words from writer Rowan J Curtis

In 2022 Rowan J Curtis wrote a short story to accompany photographer Kirk Ellingham’s photobook ‘Taxi man take me to Karabakh’ about the many taxi rides & drivers he met on the road from Yerevan to arrive at the disputed enclave of Nagorno Karabakh. The projection includes photographs taken before the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan from the area between Shushi and the village of Karantak which was re-occupied by the Azerbaijani military in 2020.

Also includes photographs taken whilst living and travelling in Georgia.

Rowan's short story ‘The Road to Karabakh’ won the prestigious Oxford-BNU creative writing award in 2023. This April they have decided to join forces again to project the images from all the work that had led to the Road to Karabakh with Rowan's words for two days at Oxford's Trinity College.

Getting there

The College is in the centre of Oxford in Broad Street. It is easily accessible by car, train and coach. You can find us on Google Maps here.

Park and Ride

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By Train

Oxford station is on the Cross Country and West Coast lines, and is well served by Virgin, Cross Country, and First Great Western. To get to Trinity from the station, turn left out of the station forecourt, past the Said Business School and walk straight ahead along Hythe Bridge Street, George Street and onto Broad Street; Trinity is on the left opposite Turl Street.

By Coach

Oxford Coach Station is situated close to Trinity, in Gloucester Green, off George Street; 5 minutes walk from Trinity. The Tube and X90 services to London and the Airline services to Heathrow and Gatwick also stop in the High Street, outside Queen’s Colleges