Best Loved Works in the Stanley Spencer Gallery
10 November 2022 – 26 March 2023

Our winter exhibition will reveal our Gallery volunteers’ most loved works and why they mean so much in our community.  Highlights include The Last Supper, set in the Cookham malthouses and painted just across the river at Bourne End; visitor-favourite Neighbours; and paintings from Spencer’s ‘Wedding at Cana’ series, which weave Biblical stories into scenes from village life. The exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see the all the Gallery’s best-loved works on display at once. 

The Last Supper - 1920

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is closely connected with Spencer’s beloved home village of Cookham. Situated in a former Methodist chapel in which Spencer worshipped as a child, our collection contains many drawings and paintings set in the village, as well as those reflecting his engagement with the wider twentieth-century world. The Gallery is also unique in being a museum dedicated to a major British artist staffed entirely by volunteers, many of whom, like Spencer, are Cookham residents.

Neighbours - 1936