The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch
Here are some of our previous Society
Click here for our Forthcoming 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
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:
- 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
to read how it went.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
(click on image(s) to enlarge view and more info)
- 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
- 27th July 2019: Four local artists present
their work and talk about what inspires them;
3pm at Elmslie House, Malvern, WR14
Following a short introduction about their work,
four local artists David
Williams and Guy
Woodford, will be in conversation with the
audience, responding to questions. Peter Smith,
Director of Autumn in Malvern Festival, will
facilitate the discussion.
Tickets £5 on the door Limited
seating Doors open at 2.30pm
Refreshments available after the discussion
(including Anna’s delicious home made
Tel: Heather Whatley 07792 154436 for
- Sep 25th, Oct 2nd and Oct 9th 2019: "Art
Workshops inspired by Dame Laura Knight"
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:
Tel: 01432 761374
- 23rd September 2019: Our AGM and a
talk by our guest speaker Graham Davies, entitled
'Working on the Spot. More details to follow.
Venue: Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane,
Colwall, WR13 6EQ
- 28th September 2019: Talk by James
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 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.
- 2nd November 2019 at 3pm: Dr
Pamela Gerrish Nunn will be visiting the UK
late autumn and will give a talk to our society at
Elmslie House on 'The Children of Laura Knight'.