Biographical

Len Metcalf

Artist | Photographer | Writer | Educator | Adventurer

Copyright © Tim Parkin

Copyright © Tim Parkin

PUBLICATIONS

Journeys of the heart, Jody Rose, Arbon Publishing 2015

Photography Compendium, Australia, Bob Kersey & Mary Meyer, Daylight Productions, Sydney

XOXO Magazine Issue #1 Nov 2013

Better Photography, regular contributor, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Australian Photography, 2012 - regular contibutor

Camera Review, 2014, 2015, 2017

Australian photography and gallery compendium 2011, Bob Kersey, Daylight Productions, Sydney

Mediapedia, creative tools and techniques for camera, computer and beyond, 2009, Kit Laybourne, The Global Pequot Press, Connecticut,

Studio Bambini 2005

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION JUDGE

Willoughby Heritage Awards, 2014

Southern Highlands Camera Society, Annual Photography Awards 2011

Inter club competition 2011, 3 Western Sydney Camera Clubs

Australian Climbing Festival Photographic Competition - Judge 2007

Blue Mountains Photographers Exhibition / Competition - Judge 2006/2005/2004

Blue Mountains wilderness photography competition - Judge & Sponsor 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

Upper Blue Mountains Camera Club

Lower Blue Mountains Camera Club

Highlands Camera Society

Northside Creatives Camera Club

Blacktown Camera Club

Inner West Camera Society

Hawksbury Camera Club

Blackheath Art Society

Copyright © Herb Asherman

Copyright © Herb Asherman

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Landscapes of the mind, Hat Hill Gallery Blackheath 2007

‘The Northern Territory in Black and White’ The Smoke House Gallery Yerrinbool 2006

Intimate Landscapes, Redbank Gallery, Picton 2005

“Canyons of the Blue Mountains Wilderness”, an exhibition of Ilfochrome prints at the Leonard Metcalf Gallery, 2000

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Abstracted, Judy Warburton, Thomas Buckwalter & Len Metcalf, TAP Gallery, November 2014

Beauty, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Gallery in the Park, NPWS Cultural Centre Blackheath October 2014

Naked Lens, fine art nudes organised and curated by Len Metcalf, featuring: Jock Sturges, Anthony Browell, Gordon Undy, Peter Stanton, Roberto Duran, Garth Knight, Zelko Nedic, Edmond Thommen, Thea Tulich, Nicole Bordes, Yaz O'Brien, Dawn Webb, Murray Austin, Scott Hartog, Mandy Harvey, Vivian Ward & Len Metcalf May - June 2013, Gallery Mercure, Darlinghurst 2013

Atmospheres, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Gallery in the Park, NPWS Cultural Centre Blackheath September 2013

Over exposed, Nicole Bordes, Thea Tulich, & Len Metcalf - TAP Gallery Darlinghurst 2012

Slow Photography, Mike Stacey, Ian Brown & Len Metcalf, Bramier Gallery, Springwood, 2011

Blue Mountains Photographers Exhibition - 2003/2002/2001

Break O Day - Tasmanian Wilderness Photography Exhibition - The Wilderness Gallery, Tasmania, 2004

Beardies Festival, Glen Innes, Lyre-Bird Dell & Coachwood Forrest photographs, 2000

Graduating Students Exhibition, Ivan Dohety Gallery, , Handmade book of photographs, drawings and lithographs & Belmore Falls series of photographs, 1987

COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

Queer, Christine and Len, Mardi GRAS fringe exhibition, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2012

The Angle and the Cross, Christine and Len, Mercure Hotel, Potts Point, 2012

Accidents of Beauty, Christine and Len, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, 2011

You + Me = LOVE, Christine and Len, Ambo Ars, Newton, Head On Photo Festival, 2011

AWARDS

Olive cotton portrait awards - finalist 2011

5th Annual Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award, Awarded Second Prize, Open Section, photo-realistic watercolour “Autumn Leaves”, 1984

Graduating Students Exhibition, City Art Institute, NSW Institute of the Arts, awarded Best Overall Advanced Colour Photography, photographic installation, 1987

Willoughby Municipal Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, “Belmore Falls Series”, Kangaroo Valley. 1988

'Leonard Lizard Loves It' Chakola Circa 1985 - unknown photographer

'Leonard Lizard Loves It' Chakola Circa 1985 - unknown photographer

LEN'S QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Master of Education (Adult Education), University of Technology, Sydney

Graduate Diploma in Education (Art Education), University of Sydney

Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor, University of Technology, Sydney

PHOTOGRAPHY

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts - Photography major), City Art Institute, Sydney

Diploma in digital imaging, Western Sydney TAFE NSW

OUTDOORS

Diploma (Outdoor Recreation), Blue Mountains College, Western Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW)

  • Alpine bushwalking guide
  • Adventure based Learning
  • Adventure tourism
  • High and low ropes course supervisor
  • Search & rescue
  • Basic Canoe Skills Instructor
  • Cross Country Ski Teacher

 

OTHER

Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Certificate IV Small Business Management

Statement of Attainments:  

  • Indigenous studies
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Suicide Assist
  • Web design
  • On-Line & Distance Education