Newstead Abbey


Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire retains much of its medieval character. The house is perhaps best known as the ancestral home of Romantic poet, Lord Byron, and is home to the Byron Collection of objects, letters and manuscripts connected to the poet.

As beneficiaries of New Expressions’ New Opportunities Awards (NOAs), artist Tristram Aver and Newstead’s curator Haidi Jackson will undertake collaborative research, allowing Aver to create new work in response to the building, collection, the history of the Abbey and its former residents.