About The Friends

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is self-supporting and receives no endowment. It is given valuable support by the Friends, an organisation within the Stanley Spencer Memorial Fund, registered charity no 307989.

Application forms to join the Friends are available online (click here for .pdf application form) or from the Gallery. When joining, please consider making your subscription eligible for Gift Aid by completing the declaration on this form.

Our Aims

  • To promote interest both nationally and internationally in the work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA, CBE.
  • To assist in the running and maintenance of the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham so that Spencer’s work can be displayed in the village environment which inspired it
  • To provide financial aid towards that Gallery’s running costs, and to contribute towards the acquisition costs of further works of Stanley Spencer.

Join The Friends

Membership of the Friends brings free admission to the Cookham Gallery during official opening hours; regular newsletters with events at the Gallery and exhibitions of Spencer’s work elsewhere; invitations to private views and other special events at the Gallery. Members are also invited to join organised outings to art exhibitions and places of artistic or architectural interest at group rates.

Two year subscriptions: £15.00 single / £30.00 couple per annum – or five-year subscription £30.00 single / £50.00 couples.

Click here for a copy of the 2018 AGM minutes

2018 Events

Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th October 2018
Outing to the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Lincoln Cathedral and Richard III’s tomb
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has several Spencer paintings in its collection, and was one of the five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018. So this is the target of a three-day outing in October, when we shall be based for two nights at a hotel in Lincoln and take a day trip over the Humber Bridge to Hull. There will be sufficient time in Lincoln to appreciate the magnificent cathedral, and on the way there we will visit the Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester.
Further details and a booking form are included in the summer issue of our newsletter, which is sent to all members of the Friends. For more information, contact Michael Johnson on mfjohnson@waitrose.com