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
- 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".
- 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff
National Museum - report to follow shortly.
Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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and more info)
- 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.
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 &
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
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
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
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
More details to follow but please put the date in
- 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM. Colwall Village
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
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