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2011 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania.


2017 Committee Member, Artentwine Sculpture Prize, West Tamar.

2016 Artist in Residence, Australian National University

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

2016 Judge, North East Tasmania Bakhap Sculpture Award.

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

2012/13/15 Post Graduate Examiner, School of Art, Australian National
University, Canberra, ACT.

2015 Sculpture bronze casting mentorship for Will Stackhouse

2014 Post Graduate Examiner, Tasmanian College of the Arts,
University of Tasmania.

2014 Conducted bronze casting workshops, Badu Island, Torres Strait.

2012 Consultation and establishment of a Fine Art Foundry on
Badu Island, Torres Strait.

2014 Lecturer, Tasmanian Creative Arts. Summer School,
University of Tasmania.

2013 Board Member, Sawtooth Artist Run Initiative Launceston,Tasmania.

2011 Completion of PhD research, Fragments: Beyond the Object.

2010 Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania
Lecturer, Creative Arts Summer School, School of Visual and
Performing Arts, University of Tasmania.

2009 Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania.
Artist in Residence A.N.U. Canberra, A.C.T.

2008 Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania
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.

Professional experience (cont)

2003/5 Post Graduate Supervisor in Hons, M.F.A and PhD
Part Time Lecturer Design & Technology,
School of Education, University of Tasmania.

2000/2 Sub Dean and Head Fine Arts, School of Visual and
Performing Arts, University of Tasmania.

1980/2000 Senior Lecturer, Sculpture, University of Tasmania.


2002 Secured two travelling scholarships under the Federal Govt UMAP
scheme for SVPA students to study in Thailand.

2002 Secured teaching and development grant with Dr Deborah Malor to
investigate off campus/internet teaching of Fine Art theory and studio subjects.

2001 Secured Federal Govt UMAP grant to travel to Thailand to investigate
the establishment of the in country elective Thai Art and Culture.

2000 Secured commission for casting of an aluminium sculpture panel for Gertrude Parker,
Tiburon California, USA

1997 Secured major commission for the Pilot Art Foundry to cast three sculpture panels
for the Honolulu Convention Centre, Hawaii, U.S.A.

1996 Awarded six months study leave to research a book on fine art metal casting.

1994 Secured major commission for the Pilot Art Foundry to cast a largebronze sculpture
for the SAFTI army base, Singapore.

1993 Secured major commission for the Pilot Art Foundry to cast
five large gates for the Maui Cultural Centre, Hawaii, U.S.A.

1982 Six months development leave to study ceramic shell casting technique overseas.

1974 Awarded Visual Arts Board grant to establish bronze casting workshop.


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.

One/two person exhibitions (cont.)

2005 Living Artist Week, Pipers Brook Vineyard,Pipers Brook, Tasmania.

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.

1984 One person exhibition, Recent Bronze Castings,
Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

1978 Two person exhibition, Eric Carr Gallery, Perth, W.A.


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

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

2017 Finalist, Pin 7 ANCA Gallery, Canberra, ACT

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

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

2016 Directors Choice, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.

2015 Festivale Sculpture Exhibition, Design Centre of Tasmania.

2015 Reorder Tasmanian International Arts Festival, (10 Days)
Spring Bay,Tasmania.

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

2014 Sculpture 2014, Gallery Pejean, Launceston, Tasmania.

2011 Think Tank, Artists Visual Diaries, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Launceston.

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, Malaysia.

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

2005 Finalist Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Woollahra, Sydney.

2005 Finalist Peppermint Bay Sculpture Prize, Woodbridge, Tasmania.

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

Selected Group Exhibitions (cont.)

2003 Travelling the Roundabout, Academy Gallery, UTAS, Launceston.
& Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania.

1997 Boxed: gifts, treasures, memories and possessions,
Institut Teknologi Mara, Malaysia

1996 6th International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, U.S.A.

1996 Pins and Needles: Identity and Meaning,
Silpakorn University, Bangkok & Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

1995 Made in Norway Sculpture Exhibition, University of Northern Territory, Darwin.

1994 Fourth Contemporary Art Fair,
Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Melbourne.

1994 Sculpture Invitation Exhibition,
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.

1994 5th International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,
University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

1994 5th International Shoe Box Sculpture Exhibition,
Work selected to travel in USA and Pacific Rim countries.

1993 The October Show, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery,
Launceston, Tasmania.

1993 Hard Hat Show, Centenary Exhibition, Queenstown,Tasmania.

1991 Faculty Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Manoa Gallery, U.S.A.

1990 Art Bacchanalia, Environmental Sculpture Exhibition,
Hollybank Forest, Underwood,Tasmania.

1990 Contemporary Sculpture, ACAF.2, Exhibition Building, Melbourne Victoria.

1990 The Sculpture Show, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

1988 Australian Crafts 88, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Victoria.
1988 10th Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Victoria.

1985 Six Contemporary Artists Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart,Tasmania.

1984 Second Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria.

1982 Lilian Pederson Memorial Sculpture Exhibition, Queensland Art
Gallery. Brisbane. Queensland.

Selected Group Exhibitions (cont.)

1981 Anything but Flat, Burnie Art Gallery, Devonport Art Gallery,
Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart Tasmania.

1977-78 Tasmanian Blue Gum Festival, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.

1978 Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Arts Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria.

1975 Craft Australia '75, Canberra, A.C.T.

1973 Launceston Art Purchase, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 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, Somersault, Punchbowl Primary School, Launceston.

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

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

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

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

1996 Sculpture, Strainer, Spreyton Primary School, Tasmania.

1994 Sculpture, Pulse, Hellyer College Burnie, Tasmania.

1989 Sculpture, Launceston General Hospital, Tasmania.

1988 Sculpture, Rack, Tasman Regional Library, Rosny, Hobart,Tasmania.
1975 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.

University of Tasmania, Inveresk campus.

Work in public collections (cont)

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.

Wesley College, University of Melbourne.

University of Northern Territory.

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

West Tamar Council Sculpture Collection, Launceston, Tasmania.


Backhouse, S 1988
Tasmanian Artists of the Twentieth Century
Pandari Press Hobart, pp 92-93

Berg, Pamille September 2004
Converging Threads
Maui Arts & Cultural Center pp 5

Brown, Paul James September 12 2004
MACC's Cool Threads
The Maui News C1

Davies, J 1978
Earth and Steel, Mildura's Seventh SculptureTriennial.
Art and Australia Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 45-46.

Freedman, Steve Sept ember 2004
Hamilton & Hickman 'Converging Threads'
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Exhibition Catalogue pp 1,2,3.

Germaine, M 1979
Artists and Galleries in Australia
Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, p 219

Goldman, Rita August/Sept 2004
' Unlikely Connections'
Centerpiece, Maui Arts and Cultural Magazine
pp 14,15,16,17

Hansen, D 1994
City of Hobart Art Prize
Australian Art Monthly March No 67 pp12
April No 68, pp 38

Hutchison, N. 1985
Australian Sculpture Now
Art Network No. 17, pp 35

Kolenberg, H. 1985,
Six Contemporary Artists,
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
pp 6, 8 and 9

Referred Texts and Journals (cont.)

Malor, Deborah 2005
Claiming Ground, 25 years of Tasmania's
Art in Public Building Scheme pp 14, 38

Milford, Madeleine Oct 2001
University of Tasmania
David Hamilton
Alumni magazine Issue no 20,
pp 12 and 13

Morse, Marcia, September 2005
David Hamilton and Pat Hickman at
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Art in America pp163, 164

Newport, Mark Summer 1995
Pat Hickman
Fiberarts, pp 11.

Ridgers, J 1983/1
Pilot Art Foundry
Craft Australia, Autumn, pp 64-65

Scarlett, K 1980
Australian Sculptors 1830-1977, pp 237
Thomas Nelson Australia, Melbourne

Sturgeon, G 1982
Sculpture at Mildura,
Mildura City Council, n.d. pp. 86, 105

Sturgeon, G 1984
Australian Sculpture Now, Second Australian
Sculpture Triennial.
National Gallery of Victoria pp 36, 100, 101

Taylor, Peter April 2005
The problem with Creative Sculpture and why
we care, Open Gates Converging Threads pp 2
University of Tasmania, Academy Gallery

Thomas, Daniel May 2005
Ten Days on the Island 2005
The exhibition round-up
Art Monthly pp 33

University of Tasmania May 1996
Warriors in bronze, Research News, Number 11


2015 Bronze casting mentorship with Tasmanian indigenous artist,
Arts Tasmania

2012 Badu Island Art Centre, Torres Strait, Queensland

2004 Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, Hawaii
Conservation of cast aluminium gates

1998 Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, Hawaii
Conservation/surface treatment of cast aluminium gates

1997 Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute
Patination and instruction of conservation team

1996 Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, Hawaii
Conservation advice on gates and steel sculptural screens

1988 University of Northern Territory
Bronze casting workshop

1988 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Assess and recommendation report on foundry

1986 Newcastle College of Advanced Education
Advice and report on establishment of Ceramic shell casting facility

1983 Western Australian Maritime Museum
Advice on RTV rubber moulding of artefacts

1983 Fremantle Arts Centre Foundry and metal casting workshop.

1982 Western Australian Maritime Museum
RTV mould making of maritime artefacts for reproduction

1982 Wembley Technical College, W.A.
Ceramic shell casting workshop

1982 Claremont School of Art, W.A.
Student foundry construction workshop

1980 Prahran College of Advanced Education
Ceramic shell lecture and foundry advice