Spring 2022 mixed art exhibition : gallery & guest artists

Johannes Von Stumm sculpture

A Spring mixed exhibition of over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus four guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. Some excellent raku ceramics are with us from London-based artist Alison Wear alongside three large oil paintings from Philippa Headley, the impressionistic oil painter and Christies’ Graduate. Her works are presented alongside most of our gallery artists, including new work by Kim Pragnell, Ruth Ander, Jane Chapman and Mary Gillett.

Johannes von Stumm

Johannes Von Stumm with mask, OAS, Jericho, 2018
Johannes Von Stumm with mask, OAS, Jericho, 2018
Johannes Von Stumm with mask, OAS, Jericho, 2018

Johannes von Stumm is an internationally established sculptor living and working in Oxfordshire.

Johannes von Stumm’s combination of very different materials has attracted public and critical acclaim over decades. His sculpture joins metal, stone and glass to create abstract or reduced figurative works in which apparently conflicting materials exist in complex harmony.

Von Stumm’s choice of media and instinct for experimentation is rooted in his background, in a childhood spent at the foot of the Alps with long winters, ice and rocks. His love of steel and glass is intertwined with his family history: ancestors on his father’s side were blacksmiths and steel factory owners for 250 years, his mother’s ancestors owned a glass factory in Bohemia. He initially studied law in Munich and then turned towards art, first in Munich, then more widely in Germany, London, New York before settling in Oxfordshire.

Amongst many honours he is a past President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

“Johannes von Stumm’s unique combination of three different materials has attracted public and critical acclaim in a decade of successful exhibitions, both in the UK and abroad. His startlingly original sculpture, which engages continually with risk and a defiance of accepted laws, joins iron, granite and glass to create abstract or reduced figurative works in which apparently conflicting materials exist in complex harmony.” – by Nicola Upson

Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture
Johannes Von Stumm sculpture

Last Week of Early Summer Show!

Just to let you know that the current exhibition has only ten days to run including works from the very successful Dorset Art Weeks 2016.

The Old School House Gallery

We have had a very successful Dorset Art Weeks Exhibition and have welcomed many visitors to our new venue. Quotes from our Visitors’ Book: “V Inspiring and great range of styles, lovely to see”     Trevarton Family, Wareham “A beautiful setting for beautiful art.  Thank You.”    Emma from Dorchester “Great Venue. Great Artwork’  Zoe from Oakford … Read more

Dorset Art Weeks preview

On Saturday 24th May, our Dorset Art Weeks exhibition was launched. Despite the dreadful weather, we were thrilled at how many people braved the rain to come and have a preview of this wonderful exhibition. The exhibition is now open every day until June 8th from 10am – 4pm and 10am -6pm on Saturdays.

Welcome…

…to the Old School House website. The Old School House is a Grade 2 listed building, which has been my home for the last ten years. The large original classroom provides a wonderful space for various activities. At the moment it is used for yoga classes and life drawing classes, run as a facility for professional … Read more