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

Some of our previous Society Events

  • 24th-27th April 2017: Spring Trip to Lancashire. 
    Click here to view photos and read about our 3-day trip "Up North"; visiting art galleries, museums and places of interest with an essence of Laura Knight from Liverpool to Stoke. Fascinating tour and great fun.
  • 22nd June 2017: As part of Malvern Civic Week, our Society was asked to contribute. As a result, Mike Johnson organised and led
  •  The Laura Knight Walk in Great Malvern, which was hailed a success by all who attended.
  • 16th July 2017: Summer Outdoor Social Event  - 30 or more of us enjoyed a great 'Pimms in the Park' event - A big thank you - to Evie and Sam Knight and Stan Little.
  • 25th September 2017: Andrew Judd, local printmaker, gave a talk after our AGM, about the Art of Printing, linking it with the work of DLK.
  • 2nd - 8th October 2017: DLK window display at Malvern Tourist Information office
  • 7th October 2017: Our guest speaker was David Evans, who gave an  illustrated  talk entitled "Harold  &  Laura  Knight  -  a Partnership  of  Painters". A great talk with lots of inside stories. This was part of the "Autumn in Malvern Festival"

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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  • 20th Sep 2017 – 28th Jan 2018: Display of the work by Mary Gillick : Her Art in your Pocket. Venue: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. LS1 3AH.
    The display is the first dedicated to Gillick’s sculpture, and presents plaster models, drawings and photographs showing her working processes for the production of coins, medals and portrait reliefs.
    Trained as a sculptor at Nottingham School of Art and the Royal College of Art, Mary Gaskell Gillick (née Tutin) (1881-1965) won a competition in 1952 that would see her art in everyone’s pockets: her portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appeared on British and Commonwealth coinage until decimalisation in 1971.
    Mary Gillick a great friend of Harold and Laura Knight having trained with them at Nottingham School of Art.
  • 20th Oct 2017 - 17th Feb 2018: The Land, Sea Exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria.
    This exhibition explores recurring themes in the work of British artists of the twentieth century emphasising trends in subject matter including still life, the human figure, landscape and abstraction.
    Specially curated for Abbot Hall Art Gallery, works by over 40 leading artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland and Laura Knight in this fascinating collection.
  • 23rd March 2018: Spring Talk: Harry Fletcher our guest speaker at Elmslie House, Malvern. Title of talk to be announced.

  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum - more details to follow. Watch this space!
  • 23rd June 2018:  Our Summer Garden Party. Details to be published nearer the time.
  • Sep/Oct   2018: Autumn in Malvern Festival. Date and Speaker to be confirmed.