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 - click
to view pics, etc.
Our most recent event:
- 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.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
(click on image(s) to enlarge view and more info -
scroll down to see all. Thank you)
- 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
- 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'.
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
- 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.
Tickets: £5 members from H Whatley
£8 non-members from Malvern Theatre Box Office 01684
- 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
Tel: Heather 07792 154436 to reserve or on
Refreshments will be available.