Newark Art panels are now complete and an exhibition programme is now being developed.
The panels have been created by the Newark Archaeological and Local History Society (NALHS) as part of the Trent Vale's Tales project. They tell the lives of five of Newark's most prominent artists including:
William John Carpane (1855-140) - horticulturist and artist who was internationally renown for hybridising the iris as well as his detailed botanical paintings.
William Harold Cubley (1816 - 1896) - artist, teacher and Mayor.
Peter Brannan (1926 - 1994) - artist, teacher and exhibitor at the Royal Academy.
Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872 - 1949) - printmaker and artist, exhibited at the Royal Academy and knighted in 1936
Robert Kiddey (1900 - 1984) - artist, sculptor and teacher in newark for over 50 years. Works exhibited at the Royal Academy and in Paris.
There is an aditional panel on William Nicholson's Olympic gold medal for art at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics when the Olympics rewarded excellence in other fields of human endeavour such as literature, music and art. Nicholson produced his Almanac of Twelve Sports in 1898 with bold woodblock prints accompanied by lines of verse by Rudyard Kipling.