Norman McBeath

Norman McBeath is a photographer and printmaker. The National Portrait Galleries in London and Edinburgh have over seventy of his portraits in their collections.

Portraits held in the National Portrait Gallery, London can be seen here.

This year Norman has had both entries accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London - the world's oldest open submission exhibition and held without interruption since 1769. The works are part of a new series which Norman has been working on called Noiseless Noise and are now showing in Gallery V. The Royal Academy exhibition is on until 12th August.

Featuring in the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is exhibiting The Long Look, work from a three-year collaboration with the painter Audrey Grant which explores the nature of portraiture beyond the conventional artist and sitter relationship. Norman's work is his reflection on being a sitter for a long-durational portrait by Audrey and includes printmaking, a limited edition artist's book, Cierran, and an abstract portrait of Audrey through a series of photographs which reflect his fascination with the often missed beauty of the commonplace. The Long Look is on from 25th May - 27th October 2019.


Noiseless Noise Series Ii