1949 Born 30 September, in East London, South Africa
1967/8 Studied at East London Technical College Art School
1970/1 Worked as a commercial artist in Johannesburg
1972 Became full-time fine artist
1973 Began participation with Prof. Walter Battiss on the Fook Island Project
1975 Began building home, Fook Manor, at Hartbeespoort Dam designed by Stanley Saitowitz

Worked for R.O. Blechman, New York on animation project, Stravinsky's "La Histoire du Soldat"
Spent a year in New York & Los Angeles
1995 Graphic Novel, The Legend of Memo the Hierophant, created with Allan Cameron, published by Orion Books, UK
1999 Married Janet Walker after 33 years together
2000 Monograph: ‘Norman Catherine’ published by Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg




1969 Herbert Evans Gallery, Johannesburg
1970 Motif Gallery, East London
1970 N.S.A. Gallery, Durban
1971 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1972 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1973 Goodman-Wolman Gallery, Cape Town
1974 Gallery 21, Johannesburg
1976 No 13 Abel Road Gallery, Johannesburg
1977 Kunsthandel SIAU,Amsterdam, HOLLAND
1978 1979 Gallery 21, Johannesburg
  Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg (Retrospective exhibition 1969-1979)
1980 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1982 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
  Gowlett Gallery, Cape Town
1984 S.A. Association of Arts, Windhoek, NAMIBIA
1985 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1986 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (Fook Island - Walter Battiss Commemoration Exhibition)
  S.A. Association of Arts, Pretoria
  Gallery 21, Johannesburg (100 works from Pelmama Collection)
  Area-X Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1991 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1994 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1995 Espace XL, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
2000 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2002 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2004 Urban Mutations, Moba Art Gallery, Brussels
  Now & Then Retrospective, Pretoria Art Museum
  Now & Then Retrospective, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
2005 Now & Then Retrospective, University of Stellenbosch Art Museum
  Past to Present, 34 Long Street Fine Art, Cape Town
  Now & Then Retrospective, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
  Now & Then Retrospective, Durban Art Gallery
  Now & Then Retrospective,Polokwane Art Gallery
2006 Now & Then Retrospective, Johannesburg Art Gallery
  'Dualities', Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg




Numerous in South Africa to date
1972 Galleria d’Arte L’Orizonte, Senigallia, Italy
1973 Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paris, France
1975 Art Basel 6' 75, Switzerland
1981 Art Expo, San Francisco, USA
  Art Expo, Los Angeles, USA
  Defense Art Gallery, Paris, France
1985 Soker-Kaseman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  Tributaries Exhibition, Johannesburg & Germany (Touring)
1986 Area-X Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Art 18 ' 87, Basel, Switzerland
1989 Art 20' 89, Basel, Switzerland
1990 Stuart Levy Gal., New York, USA (Anti-Apartheid)
  Oxford Museum, Oxford, England (Touring)
1993 Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
  Graphica Creativa, Jyvaskyla, Finland
1994 Cuban Biennial, Havana, CUBA & Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
1995 Seven Stories about Modern Art In Africa, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
  On The Road, Delfina Studio Trust Gallery, London Mayibuye i Afrika, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
1996 Modern Konst i Afrika, Malmö, Sweden
  Common and Uncommon Ground, Atlanta, USA
  Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA (May)
  Adelson Galleries, New York, USA
  Art 27’96, Basel, Switzerland
  Colours, Zeignössische Kunst aus Südafrika, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
1997 South Africa, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000 Zeignössische Kunst aus Südafrika, Bayer AG, Leverkussen, Germany
2002 L’humour dans i’art contemporain, Espace Belleville, Paris, France
  Passport to South Africa, Centro Culterale Trevi, Bolzano, Italy
  Natural Born Painters, Galerie W, Paris, France
2003 Brett Kebble Awards, Cape Town
2004 'Identity - The ID of South African Artists' Exhibition Scheveningen
2006 '1er Salon d'Art Contemporain Africain', Brussels, Belgium




S.A. National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Municipal Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Durban Art Gallery, Durban
Ann Bryant Art Gallery, East London
Sandton Municipal Art Gallery, Sandton
Oliwenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
University of South Africa, Pretoria
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
University of Natal, Durban
Walter Battiss Museum, Somerset East
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth
Roodepoort Public Library, Roodepoort
Department of National Education
Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle
Gauteng Legislature, Johannesburg
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Reserve Bank of South Africa
University of Stellenbosch Art Museum




Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA
Mobil Court Art Collection, Cape Town
Volkskas Bank, Pretoria
Everite Ltd, Johannesburg
Premier Milling Co, Johannesburg
Trust Bank, Johannesburg
Bankorp, Johannesburg
Standard Bank, Johannesburg
Sasol Art Collection
World Bank, Johannesburg
BHP Billiton, Johannesburg
World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Union Bank of Switzerland, Sandton
Telkom, Johannesburg
Absa Bank, Johannesburg
Pelmama Art Collection, Basel, Switzerland
Vodacom, Cape Town
Berardo Foundation, Portugal
Sanlam Ltd., Bellville
Fortis Circustheatre, Scheveningen, Holland