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James Stewart, has curated over 150 exhibitions since 2003, now as the Zimmer Stewart Gallery he continues to show emerging and established contemporary artists via this website, the online Editions Shop and a series of 'pop-up' exhibitions.

Although Zimmer Stewart mainly sell to private clients, they also have corporate clients for whom they have sourced or specially commissioned works of art to meet a brief.

Clients can request to view some works at their home or office, within the South East, or buy online over the phone/ email or via our website


We are dedicated to promoting artists, supporting collectors and showcasing art in many forms.


James Stewart is an accountant who changed career in 2003 having moved to Arundel a few years earlier. The town's rich cultural and historic heritage was the perfect place to set up a new contemporary art gallery, with many resident artists, the annual Arts Festival & Gallery Trail and proximity to London and the South East.


His career in accounting included six years working as finance director, later managing director, of a top London interior and graphic design consultancy (1986-92). This introduced him to many creative people and started a lifelong interest in the arts.


In 1992, having just completed an MBA, he set up his own accounting business supporting small creative businesses with their internal accounting. At this time he also helped Bryan Montgomery set up The Montgomery Sculpture Trust, for which he was Treasurer/Trustee until 2012, when the Trust closed, following the death of its founder..

From 2004-7 James Stewart organised the Arundel Gallery Trail, and was also for short period a director of Arundel Festival.

James was a Town Councillor in Arundel from 2007-19, and Mayor for two years (2015-17). He also chaired the town's Neighbourhood Plan in 2014, and also the Reviewed Plan in 2019. Although no longer a Town Councillor, James Stewart continues to sit on two local boards/committees: The Arundel Community Land Trust and the Arundel LCWIP Group (developing a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan).

In 2009 James Stewart was a judge on the panel for the National Open Art Competition (Chichester) alongside Gavin Turk and Catherine Lampert (director of the Whitechapel Gallery) and in 2010 he was a judge for West Sussex Artist of the year with Gary Shipton, editor in chief of Sussex Newspapers. 


In 2018 James Stewart was a Judge for the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

Also in 2018 James co-founded of Akin, Arundel's Creative Collective.

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