2022     Elected as Fellow of the Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA)

2008     Elected as Fellow of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE)

2005     Elected as Associate of The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (ARE)

1996     TMP Tamarind Master Printer, Tamarind Institute, UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1990     PGCE Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland    

1986     PG-Dip Drawing and Painting and Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

1985     BA Honours Drawing and painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland    

research and publications

2022     Collaboration in Practice: British Lithography 1800 - 2022

            School of Art Press, ISBN  978 1 7391167 1 2

            Exhibition of British lithographs from the collection of Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum & Gallery

2015     The Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking, co-curator     

            The Community of Printmaking - introductory essay for the catalogue

            The Hunan Fine Art Publishing House, Changsha, China ISBN 978 7 5356 7459 3

2014     Contemporary Chinese Printmaking, Prints by Artists from Hunan Province

            School of Art Press, Aberystwyth University, ISBN 978-1-899095-38-4

2014     Aberystwyth Printmakers: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition 2004-2014 ISBN 978-1-899095-36-0

2012     Shared Inheritance: Wales Printmaking, Printmaking Today, Volume 21, No4 Winter 2014

2012     Fifty: Fifty 30 Years of Drawings and Prints by Paul Croft RE TMP

            School of Art Press, Aberystwyth University ISBN 978-1-899095-3- 8

2012     Developing Digital Tusche Washes for Photoplate Lithography,

            IMPRINT, Print Council of Australia, Volume 47, No4. Summer 2012

2012     Developing Digital Tusche Washes for Photoplate Lithography, Printmaking Today, Volume 21, No.1 Spring 2012

2011     Globe TrottingDown Under Article about IMPACT07, Monash University, Melbourne, 2011

            Printmaking Today, Volume 20, No.4 Winter 2011

2011     Hong Kong Print Festival Approaches the Watershed, Printmaking Today, Volume 20, No.1 Spring 2011

2010     Top Hole Lee Turner at Hole Editions,  Printmaking Today, Volume 19, No.1 Spring 2010

2009     Welsh Time Gregynog Press ISBN 978-0-9549839-9-4  Suite of lithographs for Emyr Humphreys

2009     Integration over Interface: Printmaking in 2028 Grapheion 21, Issue 21,

            Prague, Czech Republic ISSN 1211-6904

2008     Earth and Sky, Exhibition Catalogue and Cards

2007     STONE • PLATE • GREASE • WATER Exhibition Catalogue, UWA, ISBN 978-1-899095-25-4

2007     STONE • PLATE • GREASE • WATER Exhibition Website

2005     Aberystwyth Printmakers, Box Set of 32 Cards and Catalogue

2005     fforma Catalogue to accompany exhibition of fforma at Oriel Theatr Cymru, Mold

2003     Stone Lithography, Chinese Edition, JLM Fine Art Press, China ISBN 7-5386-1470-2-J-1177

2003     Stone Lithography, USA Edition, Watson-Guptill, ISBN 0-8230-4924-8

2003     fforma Catalogue to accompany exhibition of fforma at MOMA Wales

2003     Grease is the Word Extract from Stone Lithography, Printmaking Today , Volume 12 No3 Summer 2003

2003     Waterless in Wales, Article on Waterless Lithography, Printmaking Today, Volume 12 No1 Spring 2003

2003     Plate Lithography, A&C Black London, ISBN 0-7136-5797-9

2001     Stone Lithography, A&C Black London, ISBN 0-7136-5056-7

2000     From Tokyo to Tamarind, UWA Exhibition catalogue, ISBN 1-899095-15-2

1999     Water Based Waterless Lithography, Impact Conference 1999, UWE Bristol

1998     Celebrations of Lithography at Tamarind, Article reporting on Collective Impressions      

            Symposium at Tamarind Institute, Printmaking Today, Volume 7, No4 Winter 1998

1998     Using Aluminium Plates Article on the use of Ball Grained Aluminium Lithography Plates,      

            Printmaking Today, Volume 7, No2 Summer 1998

1997     How to Survive Tamarind Article on the Tamarind Master Printer Training Programme,

            Printmaking Today, Volume 6, No3 Autumn 1997

1996     Developing Customised Wash palettes and Brush Tools Research Paper for Tamarind Institute

citations / reviews

2014     Mythscapes in The Watery Realm, Wales-Australia Print Exchange, School of Art Aberystwyth ISBN 978-1-899095-39-1

2014     Jie / Borders Hunan Fine Arts Publishing, ISBN 978-7-548704-72-0

2013     Shared Inheritance F.E.McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, ISBN 978-1-908455-10-9

2013     Between Spaces Aberystwyth Art Centre ISBN 978-1-899095-34-6

2010     Critical Mass: Printmaking Beyond the Edge, Richard Noyce, A&C Black Ltd; ISBN 978-1-408-109-397

2009     Brave New Printmaking: Impress Festival Poses the Questions Article on IMPRESS 09

            Printmaking Today,Volume 18, Issue 1, Spring 2009

2009     Printmaker's Secrets by Antony Dyson and Anne Desmet, A&C Black London ISBN 97807-13689112

2009     Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Bill Flick and Beth Grabowski

2008     Who's Who in Art 31st Edition, Hilmarton Manor Press

2007     Westward Ho for Collectors Printmaking Today Volume 16 No3 Autumn 2007 Pages 24-25

2007     International Lithography at Queens Review of SPGW at QUB, Belfast

2007     Printing in all its Glory Irish News September 15 2007, Review of SPGW at QUB, Belfast

2007     Stone, Plate, Grease, Water Bankside Newsletter October 2007

2007     Productive Antipathy Printmaking Today Volume 16 No2 Summer 2007 Page 21

2007     Prints of Wales CREFT Issue 119 May 2007 Arts Council of Wales, Pages 6-7

2005     Collecting Original Prints by Rosemary Simmons, A&C Black London, ISBN 97807-13668476

2004     Light in the Dark PLANET 163 The Welsh Internationalist, Review of fforma at MOMA Pages 121-126

2000     Tamarind Forty Years by Marjorie Devon, Pages 79, 101, 150, 90-91 181 UNM Press, ISBN 0826320732


2021     Leverhulme Trust to enable research in to British Lithography

2021     HEFCW to enable publication of Collaboration in Practice: British Lithography 1800 - 2022

2013     SIP Strategic Insight Programme to develop links between Aberystwyth and Changsha

2011     UA Learned Society to aid travel to Melbourne to attend IMPACT 7

2006     AHRC for framing, catalogue and website STONE • PLATE • GREASE • WATER

2005     Arts Council of Wales for fforma catalogue and posters

2003     UWA Research Fund for fforma catalogue and exhibition

2001     UWA learned Society to aid travel to New Directions Print Workshop, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

1999     Royal Ulster Academy Prize for Contemporary Printmaking

1998     Arts Council of Ireland, Aer Lingus Art Flight Award travel to New York and Albuquerque

1998     Arts Council of Northern Ireland, exhibition costs, Gainsborough House Museum

1997     Arts Council of Northern Ireland, to support research into Aluminium Plate Lithography

1994     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, to support study at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque

1994     Foundation for the Sports and The Arts, to support study at Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque

1992     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, award to aid travel to Japan

contact details

Paul Croft • Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking • Aberystwyth School of Art • Aberystwyth University • Buarth Mawr • Aberystwyth • Ceredigion • Wales • SY23 1NG • Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622460 • Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461 • Email: puc@aber.ac.uk