Dame Laura Knight – Celebrating Her Life and Work

Art History

Day course

Joanna Cobb

11 January 2022


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Originally planned for the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death in 2020, this course complements recent exhibitions in Penzance and Milton Keynes.  Knight’s rich and diverse career spanning eight decades marked a turning point for women in British art history.

We will accompany the artist on a journey during which she records some of the most significant events, developments and figures in the cultural, political, social and technological history of the 20th century. As with Knight herself we will be behind the scenes as these unfold before our eyes.

Tutor information

Joanna Cobb is an independent art historian based in Somerset.  Following a career teaching history she studied for an MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, graduating with Distinction. In addition to her work at Dillington House, Joanna has presented talks, lectures and courses for several arts societies, ArtsLink, Wells Cathedral School,  the U3A, WEA, and Western Front Association, her ‘Talking Film’ events in collaboration with Wells Film Centre have proved very popular.  Joanna is a keen gardener, holding public openings in support of the NGS and St. Margaret’s Hospice.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.