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

Some of our previous Society Events
(please scroll down to view all or click here for Forthcoming 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.
  • 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 House, Malvern.
    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".
  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum - report to follow shortly.

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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  • 7th February 2018 - 2nd June 2018: Exhibition "Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home" Venue: Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. Free entrance.
    Benjamin Williams Leader, said to be Worcestershire's greatest artist became an international success with his paintings of the idyllic English landscape.
    The exhibition brings together Leader's beautiful paintings from the Worcester City Collection with loans from both private and national collections, including a work from the Royal Collection purchased in 1914 by King George V. In contrast it also explores poignant imagery of the ruined landscapes of France and Belgium after the War.
    He was the son of Benjamin Eastlake Leader, Cornish artist, who lived in Larmona valley.

  • Saturday 26th May 18 - 3rd June 18: Members of our Society are invited to an Exhibition
    at Elmslie House.

    'The Art of the Fifties' A major review of original paintings, prints & posters.

    The exhibition reviews the range of work produced in this crucial decade when Britain made the transition from war to peace; through austerity to normality. British artists played an important role in post-war reconstruction promoting good design and greater access to art for all.

    The exhibition brings together over 50 fabrics, paintings, prints and posters from across Britain, Europe and the United States. It includes such well-known artists as John Bratby, Fernand Leger and John Piper and the less well known - especially women artists - who have received little recognition.
    For more information, please contact Richard Turkington on 07714106386 or

  • Saturday 23rd June 2018: Summer Garden Party, Field End, Alfrick

    Come and join us for a relaxed social gathering with tea and cake in the beautiful country garden of one of our members.

    Private art collection on view.

    Details to follow nearer the time.

  • 4th September 2018:  Visit to the RWA, Bristol's first art gallery -
    A Guided tour of exhibition:
    "In Relation": Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art.

    More details to follow but please put the date in your diaries.

  • 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM. Colwall Village Hall 7.30pm 

    This will be the start of our 10th anniversary year and after a short business meeting, we welcome Louise Connell, curator of Penlee Gallery, Penzance, to present an illustrated talk.

    More details to follow.

  • Saturday 13th October at 3p.m. at Elmslie House: 

    As part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival, our guest speaker Catherine Wallace will give a talk on Laura and Harold's time in Cornwall and the impact it had on their work, comparing it with works done before and after the time they stayed in Cornwall. She will also talk of their artistic collaborations and social activities such as camping at Dozmary Pool.

    Catherine 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

  • 2019: Trip to Cornwall: Likely to be in May 2019 pending suitable accommodation. 4 nights. Talks, walks, galleries, socialising to celebrate our 10th anniversary as a society. Please sign up if you are interested, ring Evie Knight 01684 568784