The earliest National Society catalogue in existence is of the third exhibition in 1932 which had this introduction used ever since:
"The formation of the National Society was the natural fruition of a growing desire among artists of every creed and outlook for an annual exhibition which could represent all aspects under one roof without prejudice, or favour to anyone".
The 81st exhibition has over 300 works is no exception, representing 65 members and associate members from all over the UK, coming together for two weeks.
Bermondsey glass artist Peter Layton is opening the exhibition and showing a selection of his blown glass pieces alongside work by his printmaker daughter Sophie Layton.
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