The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch
Here are some of our previous Society
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Recent events or Forthcoming
For a selection of what we did in
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 -
Below, are our events from March 2019:
- 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.
- 27th July 2019: Inspiration and
Expression'. Four local artists David
Birtwhistle, Colin Simmonds, Mel Williams and
Guy Woodford, presented their work and talked about
what inspires them.
to see photos and report on this event.
- 23rd September 2019: Our AGM
and a talk by our guest speaker Graham Davies,
entitled 'Working on the Spot' - click here
to read about the evening.
- 28th September 2019: Talk by James
Russell. This event was part of Autumn in
Malvern Festival 2019.
James Russell is an independent art historian and
curator, best known for exhibitions at Dulwich
Picture Gallery. - click here
to read about this fascinating talk.
Our most recent events:
- 2nd November 2019: 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. This talk was sold out - click
to read about this event.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
(click on image(s) to enlarge view and more info -
scroll down to see all. Thank you)
- Exhibitions and Events around the UK - as
promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.
- 2nd Sept 2019 - 2nd Feb 2020:
Exuibition. Laura Knight RA: A Working Life.
Explore paintings and drawings by Laura Knight RA,
the first woman to be elected to full membership of
the Royal Academy of Arts.
Click for here
for more info on this Free exhibition.
Venue: The Tennant Gallery, Burlington
House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
- Friday 7th Feb: Fish and chip supper and
is a sociable evening and a chance to chat with
fellow art lovers over a plate of fish and chips,
followed by a light hearted quiz (but there will be
prizes for the winning team!).
Venue: Dame Laura Knight Suite, Mount
Pleasant Hotel, Malvern
Please reserve your place and pay for your meal in
advance by 24th Jan
Contact: Heather Whatley;
- 19th Oct 2019 – 15th Feb 2020: Exhibition 'Female
Voices' - LK and other female artists (Bridget
Riley, Laura Ashley and others)
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
for more details, opening times etc.
- 3rd April 2020: A talk by Marcia
Whiting on the work of Alfred Munnings.
Marcia Whiting, is a representative of the Castle
House Museum in Dedham, which was the home
of Munnings from 1919 until his death in 1959.
Venue: Elmslie House, Malvern.
£5 members/£8 non-members.
More info to follow. Watch this space.
More information to follow - but just to wet your
appetite - have a look below:
- Wednesday 6th May: Visit to
Barber Institute and Winterbourne House,
Birmingham. Return coach travel from Malvern. Tea,
coffee, biscuits on arrival. Guided tour of the
permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibition
‘Cornwall as Crucible’. Picnic lunch in the
grounds of Winterbourne House. Self-guided tour of
house, gardens and various other small buildings
of interest. Cost £30.
- Malvern Walking Festival 23rd-31st May:
Following the success of last year’s walk ‘In the
Footsteps of Laura Knight’ led by Michael Johnson,
there will be another similar walk listed in the
brochure which becomes live at the beginning of
January. Please check www.malvernwalking.co.uk
- Saturday 13th June: Talk by Brian
Gorst. Dame Laura Knight: An Artist’s
Appreciation. Elmslie House. 3pm Artist and tutor,
Brian Gorst, will highlight a number of visual
characteristics that combine to make Knight’ work
so distinctive, timeless and inspirational. £5