David Hamilton

David Hamilton was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania. For 30 years until 2002 he was Head of Sculpture, University of Tasmania at Launceston. He presently works as a full time practicing sculptor and during 2011 successfully completed a PhD titled Fragments: Beyond the Object.

Over the last ten years David has exhibited in over 30 curated and juried exhibitions both in Australia and overseas. His work is represented in various university, public, corporate and private collections within Australia and overseas. During this time he has also undertaken a number of major public sculpture commissions in his home state of Tasmania.



 Underwood, Tasmania, Australia 7268

T: 61- 3-63-951256 M: 0428 138 449
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2011 .....Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania.


2019/20/21 .....Vice Chair, Sculpture Tasmania.

2012/13/15/18/19 .....Post Graduate Examiner, School of Art and Design, ANU, ACT.

2017/18/19 .....Committee Member, Artentwine Sculpture Prize, West Tamar, Tas.

2016/18 .....Judge, North East Tasmania Bakhap Sculpture Award.

2009/16 .....Artist in Residence, Australian National University.

2016 .....McCulloch Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

2014/15/16 .....Interim Chair /Vice Chair Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative, Launceston.

2014 .....Post Graduate Examiner, Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS.

2014/15/16 ....Conducted bronze casting workshops, Badu Island, Torres Strait.

2010 .....Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania.

Lecturer, Creative Arts Summer School, School of Visual and Performing Arts.

2008/09 .....Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania.

2008 .....Volunteer Coordinator 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Biennnale di Venezia.

2006/7 .....Post Graduate Supervisor in Hons, M.F.A and PhD program (SVPA),University of Tasmania.


2021 .....Boat as Metaphor, Tasmanian Maritime Museum, Hobart, Tas

2015 .....Recent Sculpture, Artifacts from Another Time, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.

2010 ..... Fragments: Beyond the Object, Academy of the Arts Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

2009 ....Beyond Object, Foyer Gallery, A.N.U. Canberra, A.C.T.

2005 .....Converging Threads, Ten Days on the Island, Academy of the Arts Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

2004 .....Converging Threads, Shaeffer International Gallery Maui Arts & Cultural Centre Hawaii, U.S.A.


2021..... Finalist Bay of Fires Art Prize

2020/21 .....Finalist, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW.

2020 ..... Finalist, Tidal, Paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport, Tasmania.

2019 .....Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, St Helens, Tasmania.

2017 .....Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, NSW.

2017 .....Finalist, Sculpture on Clyde, Batemans Bay, NSW.

2017 .....Finalist, Pin 7 ANCA Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T.

2017 .....Highly Commended, Bay of Fires Art Prize, St Helens, Tasmania.

2017 .....Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design, Tasmanian Academy Gallery, Launceston, Burnie Regional Gallery.

2015 .....Reorder Tasmanian International Arts Festival, Spring Bay,Tasmania.

2014 .....Winner $10,000 Artentwine Sculpture Prize, Goaty Hill, Tasmania.

2014 .....Sculpture 2014, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.

2010 .....Finalist, Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Melbourne.

2007 .....Island-to-Island Travelling Exhibition, Academy Gallery Launceston; University of Hawaii Gallery, Hawaii; Universiti Sains, Penang.

2006 ..... 9th International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hawaii.

2005 .....Finalist Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Woollahra, Sydney.

2005.....Rhapsody 21C Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Launceston, Tasmania.

2005 .....Finalist Peppermint Bay Sculpture Prize, Woodbridge, Tasmania.


2009 .....Sculpture, Twist, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania.

2007 .....Sculpture, Earthdrill, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

2007 .....Sculpture, Bolt, Academy of the Arts Campus, UTAS.

2006 .....Sculpture, Wrap, Tasmanian Fire Service, Youngtown, Launceston.

2001.....Sculpture, Y2, Newnham Campus, UTAS, Launceston.

2000 .....Sculpture, Rack, Degrees Restaurant, Newnham Campus, UTAS, Launceston.

1998 .....Sculpture, Rack, University Bistro, Newnham campus, UTAS, Launceston.

1996 .....Sculpture, Strainer, Spreyton Primary School, Tasmania.

1994 .....Sculpture, Pulse, Hellyer College Burnie, Tasmania.

1989 .....Sculpture, Rail,Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania.

1988 .....Sculpture, Rack, Tasman Regional Library, Rosny, Tasmania.

1975 .....Sculpture,Cross, St. Georges Church of England, Launceston, Tasmania.


Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston.

Visual Arts Board Collection, Australia Council.

Burnie Art Gallery.

City of Mildura Arts Centre.

University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 

Wesley College, University of Melbourne. 

University of Northern Territory.

Sculpture, Somersault, Punchbowl Primary School, Launceston.

Silpakorn University, Bangkok,Thailand

University of Tasmania, Inveresk campus.

West Tamar Council Sculpture Collection, Launceston,


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