The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch
Here are some of our previous Society
please scroll down to view all or click for our Forthcoming Events.
- 24th-27th April 2017: Spring Trip to
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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.
- 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". Click here for
review of this fascinating talk..
- 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.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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- 26rd May — 16th September 2018: A major
exhibition featuring 80 female artists from 1854 to
the present day, centred on the pioneering writings
of celebrated author Virginia Woolf.
Venue: Pallant House Gallery,
Chichester, West Sussex
Several works of Laura Night are being exhibited,
including The Dark Pool, which features centre
stage in the advertisements for the exhibition.
- 2018 : Exhibitions and Events around the UK -
as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.
- 4th September 2018: Day
excursion to visit the RWA - Bristol's first art
gallery. The day includes a
guided tour of the exhibition "In Relation: Nine
Couples who Transformed Modern British Art".
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Coach travel, Entry to exhibition & Guided
tour - just £25!
- 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM. Colwall Village
This will be the start of our 10th anniversary
year and after a short business meeting, we
welcome Zoe Birkett, Assistant Curator at Penlee
Gallery, to present an illustrated talk.
Zoe's topic will be the 'The Penlee
Collection'. She will cover periods before, during
and after Laura Knight's time in Cornwall. More
information to follow.
More details to follow.
- Saturday 13th October at 3p.m. at Elmslie
As part of the Autumn
in Malvern Festival, our guest speaker Catherine
Wallace will give a talk entitled "Laura
and Harold Knight in Cornwall: The light, the
landscape and people."
Wallace is a freelance art historian,
curator, writer and lecturer specialising in British
19th and 20th century art with a focus on artists
who were based in Cornwall, England
Laura and Harold Knight's time in Cornwall had a
great impact on their artistic output. In this
talk Catherine Wallace uses the paintings they
produced in Cornwall, and compares them with
some of what they produced both before and after
they stayed in Cornwall between 1907 - 1919
and their return visits in the 1920s. Catherine
also talks about the friends they made with other
artists such as Alfred Munnings and the artistic
collaborations as well as their social activities
such as camping at Dozmary Pool. .
- May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight
Society (FDLKS) Visit to Cornwall:
nights/5 days (We return home on 18th May) Staying
at: Chy Morvah, St Ives
Cost: £430 (Covers all meals and
transport by coach. No single supplement. There
may be some additional gallery entrance fees.)
St Ives 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.
Full details of the itinerary will follow in due
course but our focus will be gallery visits,
talks, walks and socialising with our friends in The
To secure your place, could you please pay
a deposit of £75 per person by 1st September 2018?
Numbers will be limited to 34 and allocated on a
first come first served basis.
Please send cheques – payable to ‘Friends of Dame
Laura Knight Society’ - to Mrs E Knight, 22
Christchurch Road, Malvern WR14 3BE.
Many thanks for your interest and let’s hope the
beautiful May weather we have recently enjoyed
returns in May 2019!