The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society, Malvern & Colwall Branch

Here are some of our previous Society Events:-

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Previous Events:

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  • For a selection of what we did 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 - click here to view.

  • 23rd March 2018: at 7.30pm - Spring Talk: Harry Fletcher was our guest speaker at Elmslie House, Malvern.
    Hel explored the development of techniques, materials and the influence of other artists on the styles of Dame Laura Knight, in his talk entitled "Trials and Tribulations". Click here to read review of the talk.
  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum - read review of this successful day here.
  • Saturday 23rd June: Our Garden Party at Alrick. Tea and cakes and much, much more. A wonderful venue and a great day was had by all. Read about it here.
  • 4th September 2018:  Day excursion to the RWA, Bristol's first art gallery, included the Exhibition: "In Relation: Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art".
  • 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM, which was  followed by an illustrated talk from Zoe Burkett, Education and Outreach Officer at Penlee Gallery. Zoe gave us an engaging talk on the Penlee collection; which was both humorous and informative. Click here to read more of this successful evening; together with comments, pics and our thanks to Zoe.
  • Saturday 13th October at Elmslie House. As part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival, our guest speaker Catherine Wallace gave a talk entitled "Laura and Harold Knight in Cornwall: The light, the landscape and people."  This was an excellant talk; tickets were sold out! Click here to read more about this event, with images.
  •  Friday 8th Mar 2019: Illustrated talk by Alison Bevan. Alison Bevan, Director of the RWA, shared her love of Dod Procter’s work with the society. Read review of this event.
  • 20th April 2019: - The Mayor’s Civic Service and the DLKS - click for more info
  • May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society - Our HOLIDAY in Cornwall - click to view pics, etc.
  • 31st May 2019  - In the footsteps of Dame Laura Knight. A walk led by Mike Averill and Michael Johnson. This was part of the Malvern 2019 Walking Festival. Click here to read how it went.
Our most recent event:

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:

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  • 2019: Exhibitions and Events around the UK - as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.

  • 15th June-7th Sep19: Exhibition of Alfred Munnings' "Cornish works" Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) spent a short time living in Lamorna, where he met his first wife Florence and became firm friends with other Lamorna artists, especially Laura and Harold Knight, Dod and Ernest Procter and Lamorna Birch.
    Venue: Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Morrab Rd, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4HE. For more info, see link below
    https://www.stives-cornwall.co.uk/events/munnings-in-cornwall-penlee-house/

  • Sep 25th, Oct 2nd and Oct 9th  2019: "Art Workshops inspired by Dame Laura Knight"
    Venue: Malvern Hills GeoCentre, Wyche Innovation Centre, Walwyn Road, Malvern WR136P.  

    Three Art Workshops are being held, taking their inspiration from the paintings of the Malvern Hills by Dame Laura Knight RA.
    The workshops are run by Susan Edwards, a member of our society and recognised local artist.
    If you would like to attend or for more information, please contact Susan Edwards: paintingalive@live.co.uk      Tel: 01432 761374

  • 23rd  September 2019: Our AGM and a talk by our guest speaker Graham Davies, entitled 'Working on the Spot'.
    Graham Davies studied graphic design at Chester School of Art from 1969 - 1972. After leaving college he worked in advertising, later finding work at his local college as a graphic technician. He now lives in Malvern where he exhibited his 'Faces of Malvern' collection.
    In 1997 Graham started freelance work as a caricaturist which became his full time pursuit in 2000 and tonight he will be giving us a light hearted introduction to his artwork.
    Venue: Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ
    Time: 7:30pm
  • 28th September 2019: Talk by James Russell.
    Venue:  Colwall Village Hall at 3pm. This event is part of Autumn in Malvern Festival.
    James will give an illustrated talk on ‘Artist Couples of Newlyn and Lamorna’.
    Based on a major exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, last year, this talk asks what happens when two artists decide to set up home together.  Who does the housework, we might wonder? And who gets the glory? Exploring the life and work of Laura and Harold Knight, Dod and Ernest Procter and other important Newlyn artists, this is a colourful and thought-provoking lecture.
    "James Russell"
    James Russell is an independent art historian and curator, best known for exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery devoted to Eric Ravilious (2015) and Edward Bawden (2018). He has written more than a dozen books, one of which was a Sunday Times Book of the Year in 2016.

    Tickets: £5 members from H Whatley hwhatley90@gmail.com or
    £8 non-members from Malvern Theatre Box Office 01684 892277
  • 2nd November 2019 at 3pm: A talk entitled 'The Children of Laura Knight' by our friend, esteemed art historian and supporter of DLKS, Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn, on tour of Britain from her home in New Zealand.

    Venue: Elmslie House, Malvern. Time: 3pm.
    Tickets: £5 members £8 non-members  
    Tel: Heather 07792 154436 to reserve or on the door
    Refreshments will be available.