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28th July 2022 Rosa Chalfen (2019, English)

New exhibition of Helen Leith Spencer’s artwork

Helen Leith Spencer (Emeritus Fellow in English) is to star in a new exhibition of her paintings at Wolfson College, Oxford. The exhibition is entitled “And so runs the year (in yesterdays many)” and is finally going ahead after being postponed three times over the pandemic.

As well as being Fellow in English, Dr Spencer was also Fine Art Director of Studies at Exeter, and she has painted and drawn for many years. She often paints in acrylic on art paper, and her previous work has been focused on landscapes, particularly those of Cornwall, Iceland and West Oxfordshire.

Dr Spencer commented that: “Some Exonians will be familiar with my work from previous shows, and a new one was long overdue! This exhibition was accepted by Wolfson before the world turned upside down, and we were all forced in on ourselves and our own resources. Painting and drawing were a solace, and I was rather overwhelmed by how much material there was by the time I came to select and prepare the work! I look forward to welcoming you to the private viewing, as well as to the show itself.”

“And so runs the year (in yesterdays many)” will be on display at Wolfson College between 10 am and 7 pm daily from 10 October to 9 December. Visitors are advised to contact the Wolfson College lodge on 01865 274100 before visiting. A private viewing, which current members of Exeter College are welcome to attend, will be held on 9 October between midday and 4 pm.

Helen Leith Spencer art exhibition poster

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