Stuart Croft (artist)

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Stuart Croft (1970 – 14 March 2015)[1] was a British artist and filmmaker.

Croft studied at Newcastle Polytechnic, the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and Chelsea College of Art in London, graduating with an MA in 1998.[2] His work was shown widely in the UK, Europe and the U.S.

Croft's work was usually shown in art galleries and contemporary art institutions, as installations or installed single-screen projections. The work uses the illusion in film narrative to investigate the fleetingness and impossibility to grasp time. Key works of the last decade include Drive In, Century City, The Stag Without a Heart and Comma 39. His work has been shown in galleries, contemporary art museums and cinemas in over 25 countries to date.[citation needed]

Croft's work has been reviewed by Time Out London, The Guardian,[3] Artforum,[4] i-D, Art Monthly, M, London, where he established the RCA's Moving Image Studio and more recently the RCA Moving Image Pathway until his death from heart failure in March 2015.[2][5]

The Stuart Croft Foundation (registered charity no 1163676) was established in September 2015 to build on Croft's legacy and increase public understanding and knowledge of contemporary moving image practice.


  • Remetior (2014)
  • Questions (2013)
  • Comma 39 (2011)
  • Palace (2011)
  • The Stag Without a Heart (2010)
  • The Death Waltz (2008)
  • Drive In (2007)
  • Century City (2006)
  • Several Small Fires (2005)
  • Df Dmb Blnd (2004)
  • Hit (2003)
  • Rococo 55 (2002)
  • The Loss Leader (2000/2005)
  • Loveless (2000)
  • The Everlasting (1999)
  • Dead Happy (1998)
  • Point X (1998)


  1. ^ Stuart Croft profile,; accessed 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Stuart Croft profile at". Royal College of Art. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ Searle, Adrian (17 January 2006). "Why art is a kind of magic". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Stuart Croft: Rhodes + Mann Gallery". Artforum  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). April 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ Profile,; accessed 19 March 2015.

External links

  • Official website
  • Stuart Croft profile,
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