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.  

Submissions for exhibitions are welcomed and are vetted by the Art Committee. Artists wishing to submit a proposal for an exhibition should contact the Secretary of the Art Committee, Susanna Rostas,  by email at


Next Exhibition

An exhibition of recent work by Carol Sinclair and Richard Bray.

20 September - 29 October 2018

Carol Sinclair and Richard Bray are artists driven by a strong interest in materials.  Sinclair works in a studio set in an acre of water meadow and bordered by the river Granta in Hildersham near Cambridge. Such an environment inevitably influences her work. She is interested in erosion by the elements, both of natural and man-made materials and objects. She gathers materials for her sculpture during walks through the countryside, by the sea and in disused industrial estates. 

Bray, likewise, has been inspired by unexpected finds. He first began working in wood in Tanzania, in forest clearings, often with off-cuts found in a saw-pit and continues to be fascinated by the contrasting relation between the cut and the woods natural surface. Together these two artists are showing work that will renew interest in sensory pleasures.

Photo: Richard Bray, Black Wall Piece I, 2018, Ebonised idigo wood


Clare Hall Gallery is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.






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