Clare Hall Art Exhibitions

Regular art exhibitions have been held at Clare Hall since its very beginning in the late 1960s. In exchange for the free use of the exhibition space, the artist usually donates one of the exhibited works. Together with other donated, purchased or loaned works, the college has in this way built up a sizeable art collection of great interest and diversity.  

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Between Land and Sea

Diana Bourne-Arton

An exhibition at Clare Hall, 27 April – 6 June 2018

On leaving Leeds Metropolitan University in 2004, Diana Bourne-Arton began her career as a ceramicist, but since then has experimented in a variety of media. She now works mainly in oils, on canvas, and sometimes with collage or other methods. Her prime interest is colour. Diana sketches outdoors in all weather conditions but mostly works up her finished oils in the studio. Living in Yorkshire, close to the moors, she is inspired by the notion and actuality of wilderness. Landscape is her main subject, but almost equally important to her is the sea, ever since she watched a very rough storm at Lyme Regis creating conditions that swamped small rowing boats. Her pictures are highly attractive, yet often contain a hint of danger.

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