The exhibition catalogue stated ‘the exhibition is not intended to present a point of view on contemporary painting by inviting comparisons between one style and another, but has been assembled in the hope and in the belief that it will be enjoyed. Each picture must be allowed to speak for itself. Like musical rhythms and harmonies, the colours, tones, forms, lines and surface textures of a painting, united by the mind and hand of the artist, have an aesthetic validity of their own, regardless of all preconceptions about the natural or purpose of Art’.

Artists: William Coldstream, Ivon Hitchens, Frances Hodgkins, John Piper, Keith Vaughan and Ethel Walker