David Hume

I’m a visual artist from  South Australia.

I began painting in the 1980s while studying physics at uni, and it’s lead me through 20+ solo shows and many group exhibitions since then.

In 2022 I completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at UniSA, and in 2023 I’m working towards a solo show for SALA 2023 at Praxis ArtSpace in Adelaide.

This website shows work since 2010, but if you’re feeling brave and looking for in-depth or older information, you can also go over and poke around in the archive. There you will find a more complete list of old exhibitions, CVs, media and the like.

Please enjoy the site.

If you’d like to email me directly  my address is:
david “at” davidhume “dot” net  (hoping to trick spam robots)
Phone: 0418817243

David Hume: Brief Curriculum Vitae


1962, Adelaide, South Australia 


2021-22  Master of Design (Contemporary Art)
University of South Australia

1980-83  Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Physics, Pure Mathematics)
University of Adelaide

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2022Canaletto’s Camera The Light Gallery Adelaide 
2020:On the Beach Shimmer Photographic Festival Onkaparinga SA 
 I and the Beach The Light Gallery Adelaide 
2018:Conversations with Cezanne The Space Between Gallery Adelaide 
2017:Figure in the Landscape The Space Between Gallery Adelaide 
2015:Five Easy Pieces Rosey’s Gallery Adelaide 
2012:La Citta Perfetta Citadel Exhibition Space Adelaide
2010:Earth and Water Citadel Exhibition Space Adelaide 
2009:Five Seconds in Paris Citadel Exhibition Space Adelaide
2007:Journeys Over Land Citadel Exhibition Space Adelaide 
2005:Woomera  Artimages Gallery Adelaide
2002: David Hume Artimages Gallery Adelaide 
2000: Lake Argyle Paintings A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
 Beneath the Beyond du Plessis building, Adelaide 
1999: New Australian Landscapes A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
 Beneath the Beyond. A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
1998: Coorong to Kimberley A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
1997: Andamooka A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
1996: Postcards from the Rock A.R.T. Gallery Eden, Melbourne 
1995: Visions of Venice A.R.T. Gallery, Melbourne 
 Visions of Venice  Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide 
1991: Recent Watercolours Kensington Gallery, Adelaide 
1990: Paintings from Greece Kensington Gallery, Adelaide 
1986: David Hume Kensington Gallery, Adelaide 

Recent Public Art Projects

2021-22: Coast to Vines Rail Trail City of Onkaparinga
2021 Brown Hill Tree City of Mitcham
Cumberland Park Photowall City of Mitcham

Recent Grants and Prizes:

2022SALA Solo Photographic Opportunity
2021Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant 
2020:Southern Ocean Art Prize – Creative Photography Category.


Bankers Trust • Qantas • Walker’s Corporation • Australian Consulting Partners • Jones Lang la Salle • SAPMEA • SMS Consulting Partners • Pangaea Collection • Skinner Collection

Selected Bibliography:

The Adelaide Review May 2002 Visual Arts, Shimmer – John Neylon
Australian Art Collector Magazine no8 April 1999 Undiscovered, Unmasked – Susan McCulloch
The Melbourne Herald Sun 15 July 1998 Accidental Artist – Chris Boyd
The Melbourne Age 4 July 1998 Saturday Extra 
Optus Television, Peppermint Lounge Nov 1997 The Road to Andamooka 
Australian Artist Magazine, no.129 March 1995 Collision Course p.36-43

David Hume – Updated 20230210