LAURA KNIGHT: WOMAN AND ARTIST

Short course: a series of three talks about Laura Knight

Onsite talks are in the Headley Lecture Theatre and online talks are via Zoom

Booking required


With Tim Wilcox, art historian and independent curator

Dame Laura Knight (1877– 1970) was a successful British artist who cast her own original light on the whole of society at a time of perpetual flux and upheaval.

British painter Laura Knight at work, in a black & white newspaper clipping

Photo of British painter Laura Knight at work, in a black & white newspaper clipping

In these three talks, Tim Wilcox will consider Laura Knight's struggles for recognition in a male-dominated art establishment, while exploring the bravery with which she shaped her own career as a woman artist.

With the themes of ‘Women’, ‘Men’ and ‘Others’, each talk is built around networks of personal relationships, examining how Knight’s strong self-awareness empowered her to negotiate the challenges of the British art world in the early 20th century.

Embedding herself in many marginalised communities, whether impoverished fishermen, gypsies or circus performers, Knight exposed her own passionate humanity, and made questions of identity, community and self-worth central to her artistic mission.


BOOKING

The course talks will take place onsite at the Ashmolean Museum, and online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.

Booking is essential and tickets are £21. Tickets include access to all three events.

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