Works

The Long Look | The making of a portrait

The Long Look | The making of a portrait

Audrey Grant and Norman McBeath
National Galleries of Scotland at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
25 May - 30 October 2019

The Long Look explores portraiture through an extraordinary and intimate artist and sitter relationship and is a unique creative exchange between the painter Audrey Grant and the photographer and printmaker Norman McBeath.

Here is Our Arcadia

Here is Our Arcadia

New Paintings, Artist Books and Polaroids
Tatha Gallery, Newport on Tay, 5th October - 2nd November 2019

This new body of work takes as its starting point the idea of ‘Arcadia’, as a real place but also an imagined place or landscape. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe travelled through Italy in between 1786-1788 and on a visit to Rome was welcomed into the Society of Arcadians, which he describes in detail. My Arcadia paintings are inspired by an entry in his diary when he travelled to Sicily, and whilst walking through the Public Gardens in Palermo it's great beauty and natural abundance awoke in him a vision of the antique world and Homer's description in The Odyssey of Phaeacia's Gardens. Audrey Grant, 2019

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen

2018, Panter and Hall, London

The inspiration and starting point for this cycle of paintings is Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (The Waves of Sea and Love) by the Austrian dramatist Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872). This is a re-telling of the classical myth of Hero and Leander. This exhibition featured an allegorical painting in six parts alongside a further series of figure paintings – Le Figure á Nu eight paintings of the figure naked and a series of ten experimental small format oils – Woman.

Ceci est mon corps

Ceci est mon corps

2017, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Ceci est mon Corp (This is my body) is a cycle of paintings arising from the artist’s collaboration with Scottish Ballet in rehearsal at their studios in Tramway, Glasgow between 2012 – 2016. The paintings focused on the powerful and moving ballet premiered in Scotland at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival - MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps), choreography by Angelin Preljocaj and Christopher Hampson’s lyrical Cinderella.