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: The Civic Society asked our Society to contribute. As a result, Mike Johnson organised and led a 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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  • Now until 29th Oct 2017: Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two) - exhibition True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s.

    This exhibition, showing only in Edinburgh, includes some 80 paintings, of astonishing technical accomplishment and stunning beauty, by more than fifty artists - including Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, Laura Knight, James Cowie and Winifred Knights. Borrowed from public and private collections throughout Britain, this is a unique chance to rediscover a remarkable, but little known period in British Art. 

  • 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.
  • April 2018 : 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.