Critchley, David

David Critchley studied Fine Art at Newcastle Upon-Tyne Polytechnic and Environmental Media at the Royal College of Art. Since 1975 he has produced single and multi-screen videos and installations which have been exhibited in the UK, USA, Canada and across Europe.

In the late 1970’s he was one of the artists running the 2B Butler’s Wharf Performance Art Space and a founding member of London Video Arts (LVA) which is now the LUX Centre for Film, Video and Digital Arts, and was its manager between 1981-86 Since then and up to the present he has worked in art education. His video art work is in distribution with LUX.

After LVA he formed and ran the video production company Greenstreet Ltd until 1991. His work combines video, photography and installations such as ‘Cradle to Grave’, a permanent exhibit in the Wellcome Trust Gallery at the British Museum made in collaboration with Pharmacopoeia-art.

“David Critchley was a major energy during the ’70s. A founder member of LVA, Critchley was also instigator of artists’ installation and media performances with Alison Winckle at 2B Butlers Wharf. He used himself and his body, as the central existential component of his video artworks.” J.Hatfield

updated July 2022

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