Exhibitions at Newark

Stout's Hill exhibition picture

We host a range of exhibitions at Newark Park throughout the year, which can be found in the Exhibition Gallery on the top floor of Newark House. The spring exhibitions change every 5 weeks, so there is a new display to see every time you visit. The exhibitions are curated by local artists and groups, and are often inspired by the Cotswolds, with some artworks available to buy to take home with you. From 21st June until 3 December the Exhibition Gallery will play host to the story of James Power-Clutterbuck, the last heir to Newark Park who died fighting in WWI in 1917.

Newark's 2017 exhibition schedule:

4 February - 20 March :          Grasslands of the Stroud Valleys - Deborah Roberts

Deborah Roberts is a local photographer who has captured the beauty of the Stroud Valleys. Her images celebrate the beauty of the wildflower-rich limestone grasslands surrounding Stroud, and the work of local organisations to conserve these internationally important habitats.  

Deborah's pictures, as well as a range of cards inspired by historic Stroud images, are for sale in our Exhibition Gallery.

22 March - 7 May:       West Country Images by David Gamm

David Gamm is a local photographer from Cam, whose photography style has developed over the years. His countryside and seaside images are especially inspired by holidays in Cornwall and exploring his local area in Gloucestershire.

David uses a range of techniques, creating a varied and beautiful exhibition; David's pictures will be for sale in our Exhibition Gallery.

9 May - 19 June:    Gentleman Clothier's Houses

In the 17th and early 18th century wool trade flourished in the Cotswolds, creating a whole new social class of rich gentleman clothiers. The clothiers lived near their mills and, despite the incredible noise that a busy fulling mill would have made, they invested in elegant houses, which were a visual display of their social aspirations.

While Newark House was not a clothier's house, from the 18th century it was the home of the Clutterbuck family, part of a well-known dynasty of Gloucestershire clothiers.

This exhibitions features pictures of local Gentleman Clothier's houses taken by David Calvert, and curated by Professor Jennifer Tann.

21 June - 3 December: Remembering 1917: commemorating James Power-Clutterbuck

In May 1917 James Power-Clutterbuck, aged 23, joined the Royal Flying Corps, having previously served on the Western Front and having just recovered from an injury sustained whilst fighting in the Galipoli campaign. Yet weeks later, on 25 June, James died when his plane was shot down by the famous German pilot Manfred Von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron.

James was the only heir to Newark Park, and it was his name that his mother left Newark to the National Trust in 1949.

This exhibition commemorates the centenary since the death of James Power-Clutterbuck, and will share the personal story of Newark's last heir, as well as providing further information about the state of the war in 1917.