The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch
Here are some of our previous Society
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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.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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- 2019: Exhibitions and Events around the UK -
as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.
- 12th Feb – 27th April 2019: at
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum - Two
stunning exhibitions will combine to provide a
spectacular, colourful show "Matisse: Drawing with
Scissors alongside Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes". The
exhibition also includes work by other great artists
of the period including Dame Laura Knight.
To read more: click here.
Entry is Free: Open: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Friday 8th Mar 2019: Illustrated talk by Alison
Bevan, Colwall Village Hal, Mill Lane,
Colwall, WR13 6EQ
We are delighted
that Alison Bevan, Director of the Royal West of
England Academy, makes a return visit to our
society and this time to talk about the work of
Dod Procter, "Dod Procter RA RWA (1890-1972) A
Doris Margaret Shaw RA (known as 'Dod') lived and
worked in West Cornwall for most of her life and
became a great friend of the Knights in the
vibrant art colony of Lamorna Valley in the early
part of the 20th century.
Tickets on the door £8
non-members £5 members
May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight
Society - Our HOLIDAY in Cornwall:
in May should be at its best – not too overcrowded
and warm enough to wander around and enjoy the
gentle buzz of all St Ives has to offer.
This is a HIGHLIGHT of our 10th anniversary
year. A coach full of eager art lovers are heading
off to St Ives for 5 days to explore the cultural
delights of this beautiful part of Britain.
Although the holiday is FULLY BOOKED if you are
still interested, please let me know and I am
happy to start a Waiting List. Contact:
- 31st May 2019 - Laura Knight and the
Malverns. A walk led by Mike Averill and
In the Footsteps of Dame Laura Knight approx 4
Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was probably the most
famous female impressionist painter of her day. She
loved the views from the Malvern Hills and visited
the Malvern area for over 30 years, painting scenes
We'll trace some of her footsteps to compare the
views she painted with those of today, and to pass
near to where she had a studio.
Some steady climbs in the British Camp area, on good
paths. There will be plenty of opportunities to
pause and view. Allow 3 hours
Bring refreshments, cameras and binoculars
Walk No: MWF76
- 29th June 2019 Colwall Park Hotel; - Tea
and chat with Austin Wormleighton
Author of : A
Painter Laureate: Lamorna Birch and his Circle
Austin is President and a founder member of The
Lamorna Society and has a wealth of knowledge of
artists in the art colony of Lamorna, including
correspondence from Laura Knight, which he will
share with us.
Tickets will be LIMITED so as soon as they are
available, we shall let you know,
and please reserve your tickets from Heather
Whatley at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 27th July 2019: 'Inspirations and Expressions:
in conversation with local artists' at Elmslie
House, Malvern, WR14 3AG. Laura Knight was
passionate about her love of art, particularly en
plein air, and found the area in and around the
Malvern Hills a great inspiration. In this event,
local artists from the Malvern Hills will show
examples of their work and talk about what inspires
their creativity, in discussion with questions from
- 23rd September 2019: Our AGM
and a talk by our guest speaker. Details to follow.
Venue: Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane,
Colwall, WR13 6EQ
- 28th September 2019: Talk by James
Russell. Venue: Colwall Village Hall at 3p.
Details to follow. This event is part of Autumn in
- 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'.