Exhibitions at the Ancient high house 2019 








Mark Lippett

Making a Mark 2019

Drawings, paintings and mixed media by students taught by proffesional artist and tutor Mark Lippett.

5th June to 15th June 2019









Tudor Stafford

Ancient High HOuse

3rd June to 24th August 2019

An historical exibition telling the fascinating story of Stafford and its inhabitants during  turbulant Tudor times.





Anneliese delaunay

Patterns in Ink

3rd June 2019 to 15th June 2019

Ancient High House

Anneliese is a local artist who spent 20 years teaching before rediscovering her love of drawing. She is inspired by everything around her.

Her inticate drawings in Ink must be seen to be believed.






John Clarke 

18th June-29th June 2019

Coming soon the bright and colourful paintings in Johns unique style, a must see exhibition.


Jill Sumner

10th to 21st September 2019


 This Autumn show is measuring time through paintings, photography and other mediums. It is an eclectic mix deriving ideas, style and taste from a broad and diverse range.

On the 21st September, any artwork unsold will be part of a Dutch Auction.  To bid, you must be registered at the Ancient High House prior to the day of the auction.

Auction will start at 1pm.








David Stokes - Paintings

7th - 26th October 2019

David Stokes was born in Walsall in 1960.  He was educated at Walton High School, Stafford and Stafford College of Art before gaining an Honours Degree in Fine Art at Manchester University.

He worked in local government in West London for over 30 years, where he had opportunities to work on environmental art projects, not least the creation in 1999/2000 of the Millenium Maze in Hanwell, London Borough of Ealing.

Through this time he has continued to develop his long interest in "All-Over-Painting".  That is to say, for example where the surface of th ecanvas is treated equally in terms of mark making, paint application, colour areas etc.  Two paintings here, "All Loved Up" and "Catacombs" are from earlier this decade but the majority of the work was made in recent months following his return to his home in Stafford.  The flat colours are crisp and bright, often competing against each other as well as in blocks for contrast, compliment, movement and vibration.

The house is open 10am till 4pm each day Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.  Entry to the house is by donation only with no set admission fee. 


Coming to a town near you 

Retail revisited: The changing face of Stafford's high Street

November - 5th January 2020

From familiar brands to independent traders this exhibition explores shops and shopping on Greengate Street and Gaolgate Street in Stafford in the 20th century.


Retail revisited exhibition 




Creative Textures No. 3 

5th November - 23rd november


Mixed media, stitched and manipulated textiles.

A daytime preview will be held on Saturday 9th November from 11am - 2pm.

Creative textures 






the Grand Gallery 


16th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

An exhibition by St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

 includes a mixture of portraits, paintings and ceramics.



St Patricks