Len Metcalf’s photographs will be exhibited alongside the Iconic Australian work of Max Dupain, at Light and Shadow Gallery, Leura, between 1st December 2018 - 8th January 2019.Read More
Len has been shortlisted as a finalist and hung at this years Head On Portrait Prize with Steam Punk Circus. With over 5000 entries and only forty finalists have been hung this is an amazing achievement. This years launch was at the University of New South Wales Art and Design Faculty at Paddington. A fitting place for Len as this is where he completed his degree in art majoring in Photography.
Len originally was awarded 'The most outstanding advanced colour photographer' award in 1988 when he graduated with straight distinctions in his photography major. At the time this was the highest photography award and was hung in the Graduating Exhibition that followed at the Ivan Dohety Gallery with only the most outstanding students of that year. At the time this coveted art school was called the City Art Institute, and was part of the NSW Institute of the Arts.
The exhibition of the finalists is on from the 5th May to Sunday 20th May 2018. It is at the Festival Hub at Paddington Town Hall.
“I Speak for the Trees” began as a collaborative exhibition of photography in Australia curated by Len Metcalf in April 2017. The original show consisted of triptychs by five photographers. They were Mr.Herbert Ascherman (USA), Tim Parkin (UK), Mark Littlejohn (UK), Unni Pulikkal S. (India) and Len Metcalf (Australia).
The show then traveled to India to become part of the exhibition “Open Origins – Open Ends” curated by Unni Pulikkal S. Triptychs by Theo Berends (The Netherlands), Sake Elzinga (The Netherlands), Madhuraj (India) and Dileep Anthikad (India) were added to the exhibition at this stage.
The current exhibition, which is its third incarnation, opened on December 27, 2017, in PhotoMuse Rural Gallery in Kodaly, Kerala, India. This show features a selected body of images by Herbert Ascherman Jr., Len Metcalf, Tim Parkin, Mark Littlejohn, Theo Berends and Sake Elzinga. The show will continue until February 28, 2018.
The exhibition engages with the respectful representation of trees in various parts of the world as symbols of coexistence and objects of artistic inspiration.
Wynn Bullock is one of my favorite photographers, and is up there as one of my influences. I must get one of his books one day.Read More
"I am a tough editor of my work and usually when looking at my contacts I find I can go as many as 50 rolls without getting a good photo."
Len's Studio is open for the Willougby Artists Open Studio Weekend.Read More
Len muses of his latest photographic discovery when looking back through his work from a year ago. He then discusses how he uses time to help decide which are the masterpieces.Read More
Do you chase known locations or photographs?Read More