Its only a year away before we remember the centenary of the start of the first world war. The National Trust is carrying out conservation and restoration works to the Sandham Chapel where these wonderful Stanley Spencer canvases are housed. The artworks are superb. Stanley Spencer had a unique style and his painting are stunning. He always wanted these works to be exhibited in London, but the Somerset House galleries don’t quite work. The main problem is that the rooms feels more like an art gallery than the evocative atmosphere that Spencer’s work needs and and indeed has at the chapel. Funnily enough, the alterpiece, which is a digital projection because the original is too fragile to travel, does work, perhaps because it is one work that takes up an entire wall. On the positive side, it i good that these works have been exhibited and will received more exposure and visitors than they do tucked away in their natural home.