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OPENING TIMES

SUMMER: 2 April 2014 - 2 November 2014
EVERY DAY 10.30 am - 5.30 pm

 

 

WINTER: 7 November 2013 - 30 March 2014
Thursday to Sunday only 11.00 am - 4.30 pm  (not open Christmas Day)

 

ADMISSION CHARGES

ADULTS £5.00
CONCESSIONS £4.00 (Seniors, Students)
The Art Fund - Free
CHILDREN Free (with adult)
FRIENDS Free (ON PRODUCTION OF MEMBERSHIP CARD)
GROUP BOOKINGS WITH TALK 30 PLUS ADMISSION. WALK ONLY £20 (MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE: 01628 471885) Talk and Walk £50.

Current Exhibition 2014 - Paradise Regained

2 April - 2 November 2014

The summer's exhibition at the Gallery, open now until November 2014, is entitled 'Paradise Regained. Spencer in the Aftermath of the First World War'.
The theme, timed to coincide with the 2014 Centenary of the Great War, examines the effect this momentous event had upon Stanley Spencer's art.  On display are key paintings from the period through which the artist sought to regain the artistic vision he feared lost as a result of the trauma of war.  Also exhibited are works and supplementary material about Spencer's wartime experiences in Macedonia and the planning of the Burghclere Chapel.

 

This Gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA. (1891 - 1959)

The Stanley Spencer Gallery was first opened in 1962, three years after the artist's death. It stands as a lasting memorial to the man who became synonymous with the village of Cookham. He loved his home; it gave him the strength and comfort he needed to be able to allow his imagination to soar and to fully exploit his genius talent for drawing and painting.

 

 
Please Can You Help Find Stolen Spencer Painting?
It is now exactly two years since the Gallery was broken into and the painting Cookham from Englefield, painted by Spencer in 1948, was stolen. 

The picture, illustrated here, was removed from its frame and the canvas stolen, which measures about 90 by 60 cm (3 by 2 feet).   It was on loan to the Gallery and the owner and Gallery wish above all else to have the painting returned. Thames Valley Police have followed up on various pieces of information over the past two years, but despite some positive leads, have yet to recover the painting.  The theft of the picture was also publicised nationally on BBC Crimewatch, and a reward of 10,000 offered anonymously for the safe return of the painting. 

We have no reason to think that the picture has been destroyed, and therefore ask readers to report any information they might have to the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 (dial 01865 841148 from outside Thames Valley Area).  If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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