David Hume

I’m a visual artist from  South Australia.

I began my life as an artist in the 1980s when I’d finished my degree in Mathematical Physics but realised that it was art that would be my lifelong passion. It’s lead me through 20+ solo shows and many group exhibitions since then.

My work is largely concerned with visual representations of the Australian Landscape. It involves research and experimentation into new techniques and media to capture its unique beauty and for me to best express my own relationship and struggle in depicting this land we inhabit.

In 2022 made a leap to a new level of practice by completing a Masters of Contemporary Art at UniSA, and in 2023 held a solo show for SALA 2023 at Praxis ArtSpace in Adelaide, as the result of being awarded the inaugural SALA solo photographic opportunity. 

This website shows work since 2010, but if you feel like 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, 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:

2023Fleurieu, Perceptions of Place. Praxis ArtSpace, Adelaide 
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:

2023(Finalist) Advertiser Contemporary Art Award
2022(Awarded) SALA Solo Photographic Opportunity
2021(Awarded) Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant 
2020:(Awarded) 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

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