Art at Clare Hall

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.  

For all enquiries please contact the arts committee via email at


Current Exhibition

Stefan Luszczak


22 September – 1 November 2017  

Stefan initially studied sculpture at the Central School of Art and Design but in recent years has moved into print-making and painting. Following early experiments with mono-printing, he added layers of varnish, ink and paint thus creating new textures and depth which led naturally to working on canvas. 

Seeing the importance of the juxtaposition of colour, he looked at how it changes when being diffused through water and the landscape. He found that this also varies according to the different settings, seasons and the times of the day when he paints.  He likes to work from photographs but also out in the Essex and Cambridgeshire countryside near where he lives.

This growing interest in the effects of light on landscape and water has grown stronger with regular visits to the west coast of Ireland in recent years.  He has found the changes there throughout the day and seasons even more dramatic to witness and record.

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


Friends of Clare Hall Art Society

Next Event

Susan Steinberg Talk & Film Screening

29 November, 2017 - 5.30pm in the Richard Eden Suite

Friends of Clare Hall Art Society (FCHAS) are excited to present a screening of Susan Steinberg’s documentary film ‘Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman’ – featuring ten extraordinary women artists, followed by a talk and Q&A with the film director.

In her director’s statement, Susan remarks: “Mirrors to Windows... aims to reach out to the creative spirit which resides in each of us, demystifying the elusive artistic practice and making it accessible to a wide audience. This film offers the voices of ten diverse, dynamic and inspirational role models – ten women, across three generations, who are making art work in the 21st century.”

The screening will begin at 6.00pm, with a running time of 76 minutes and will be followed by Susan’s talk.

The event is free for members of Clare Hall and for members of the Clare Hall Art Committee. Please RSVP to FCHAS Secretary Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, at by 26 November 2017.

The event is also open to members of the public and general admission price is £10. Booking details will be available soon.

Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


Mirrors To Windows - Trailer from SUSAN STEINBERG- SDS Productions on Vimeo.


FCHAS events are hosted by Helaine Blumenfeld, Patron FCHAS, Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Hon. Secretary FCHAS, and Dr Marie Janson, Development Director Clare Hall.

For Friends of Clare Hall Art Society membership information please contact Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes on


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