Andy Metcalf | About - Andy Metcalf
About

 

Past Lives:

My life in the Arts began with the publication of the book Slump City when I was 27. Soon I joined the film and TV group Newsreel Collective, where I worked on the award-winning drama “True Romance Etc.”

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Twenty years of collaborative TV and Film work followed which included many individual documentaries and the Arts Council funded experimental “Fathers and Sons” project. I also directed  and produced  for Channel 4’s   experimental 11th hour slot. I then went on to work as an Executive Producer in BBC TV.

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I began painting during this time and when I left the BBC I studied Fine Art at UEL. Today my art practice takes up most of my working life. I combine painting ( as member of  Espacio Gallery and Crouch End Open Studios) with Photography, Project and Installation type work.  I was part of a group of four artists  who undertook a two year collaborative project – the Now Project. The work was shown  at the Ply Gallery, London N8 in September 2016.  It was a great experience. It was appreciated by many who came and we all felt it was a significant success. One of the reasons why it worked so well was that it was two years in the making.