Biography

Biography/General: 1947 Born in Melbourne
1967 Certificate of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1973 Fine Arts degree, Printmaking, Tasmanian College of Advanced Education
1976-1978 German Academic Exchange Stipendium (DAAD), Stuttgart Art School
1980-1981 Residency, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DAAD Berlin and Australia Council)
1982 Visiting Senior Lecturer, Head of Printmaking (A/g), Sydney College of the Arts
1983 Travel Grant, Australia-Japan Foundation, World Papermaking Conference, Kyoto/Tokyo
1984-1987 Lecturer, Graphic Investigation Workshop, Canberra School of Art
1985-1986 Senior Lecturer, Head of Graphic Investigation Workshop (A/g), Canberra School of Art
1990-1993 Lecturer, Münchner Volkshochschule, Munich
2002-2003 Member of Faculty, Parsons School of Design, Paris
2004-2011 Living and working in London
2010 Curator, catalogue editor, "100 Years of Diplomacy", an exhibition celebrating the centenary of Australian diplomatic representation in the United Kingdom
2010 Artist in Resident, Skopelos Art Foundation, Greece
2011 Artist in Resident, Skopelos Art Foundation, Greece
2011 New Studio, Munich. Living and working in Munich
2012 Lecturer, Münchner Volkshochschule, Munich
2013 Munich Draws , Artist’s Gallery, Bavarian Professional Artist’s Union, 3 July-25 August, exhibition curated by Wäcker-Graupner
2013 Paintings and Collages, German Federal Patent Court, Munich, November 2103 – February 2014
2014 "Views - Drawing: a Personal Journey (Zeichnerische Spurensuche)", Buchenried House, Education and Seminar Centre of the Munich Volkshochschule, Berg, April 2014 – January 2015
Seminar Leader, Zeichnerische Spurensuche, 1 September -5 September, Buchenried House, Education and Seminar Centre of the Munich Volkshochschule, Berg
2015 Seminar Leader, Gestalten mit Feder, Tusche und Aquarell, 07.December - 11.December 2015, Buchenried House, Education and Seminar Centre of the Munich Volkshochschule, Berg
2017 Christopher Croft / Michael Munding „en miniature“ 24.11-10.12.2017, Galerie Michael Heufelder, München
Art Bodensee in Dornbirn 21. 23. July 2017, Galerie Michael Heufelder, München
2018 Bleistift, Papier, fertig! The Drawing Academy of the Munich Volkshochschule October 2018
'Wir laden ein', Druckgrafik im Atelier, Gewerbehof Westend, November 2018
Summer Exhibition - Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich, July - August 2018

Exhibitions:
(Selection)
Arts d'Australie-Stephane Jacob, Australian Embassy Paris
Bleistift, Papier, fertig! The Drawing Academy of the Munich Volkshochschule October 2018
Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin
Galerie Levy, Hamburg and Madrid
QDOS Gallery, Lorne
Artvitam, New York and Miami
Munich Draws, Artist’s Gallery, Bavarian Professional Artist’s Union, exhibition curated by Wäcker-Graupner, 23 July-25 August 2013
Open Westend, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Paintings and Collages, German Federal Patent Court, Munich November 2013 - February 2014
"Views - Drawing: a Personal Journey (Zeichnerische Spurensuche)", Buchenried House, Education and Seminar Centre of the Munich Volkshochschule, Berg, April 2014 – January 2015
Munich Draws - Small Formats, curated by Wäcker & Graupner, March-April 2015
Summer Exhibition - Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich, July - August 2018
"Wir laden ein", Atelierbesuch 2016,2017,2018

Collections/Commissions:
Christopher Croft's works are represented in public and private collections in Australia, Europe and America including:

Adam Foundation Art Collection, Wellington
Alice Springs Art Foundation
Artbank Sydney
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Australian Parliament House Collection, Canberra
BHP Collection
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Christian Graf Dürckheim Collection
Griffith University Collection, Queensland
Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New Gallery of Linz - Wolfgang-Gurlitt-Museum
Philipp Morris Collection, Canberra
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
University of Queensland Collection, Brisbane
University of Tasmania Collection, Hobart
Victoria University Collection, New Zealand
Victorian State Government Collection, Melbourne
Warrnambool Art Gallery