Hobie Porter

Winds of Change

Forest Fragment: Sloanea Australis

The Artists Jar 2006

Forest Fragment: Ficus Watkinsiana

Forest Fragment : Ficus Coronata

Forest Fragment: Lophostemun Confertus

Forest Fragment: Ficus Virens

Tower Hill Lament, Not All Boomerangs Come Back

Forest Fragment: Eucalyptus Grandis

A Nation Is Built – Hurley Remix

Summer’s Reprieve

Tree Change


Fire Index: Moderate

Fire Index: High

Fire Index: Very High


Bald Rock – Burnshine

Cornucopia: The Surge


Forest Fragment

The Wind Decides



2010 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104), North Coast Institute of TAFE, Kingscliff
2002 Graduate Diploma of Education, Southern Cross University, Lismore
1998 Honours, Contemporary Arts, Southern Cross University
1997 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Southern Cross University/Pratt Institute, New York


2011 Highly Commended, Countryscapes Art Prize, Bathurst
2006 Second, Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery
1996 Vice Chancellor’s travel grant, America
1994 Henry Lawson $10 000 Tertiary study scholarship


2018 Little Treasures, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2017/18 North Head Project, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly NSW
2016 Unnatural History : The Tower Hill Project, Solo, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
2015 Assemble | Disassemble : Earth. Wind. Fire. Water. Heart., Group, Caboolture Regional Gallery, Sunshine Coast
2015 Unfolding Splendour, Group, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2014 Nature’s Redesign, Solo, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne,
2014 Melbourne Art Fair, Group, Mossgreen Gallery Stand, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2014 Burnshine, Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2012 Continuum, Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney,
2012 Melbourne Art Fair, Group, Arthouse Gallery Stand, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2011 Full Circle, Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney,
2011 The New Arcadia, Group, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore,
2011 Pressing Currents, Solo, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2010 Inanimate, Group, Nyst Gallery in association with Lorraine Pilgrim, Southport
2010 Rivers of life, Group, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina
2009 Dry Rain, Travelling Solo, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah and Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2009 Exquisite: Small Landscapes, Group, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise
2008 Suspension, Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2008 Wish You Were Here, Group, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2007 Sydney Art Fair, Group, Arthouse Gallery, Exodus Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2006 Conrad Jupiters Art Award, Group, Gold Coast City Arts Centre, Gold Coast
2006 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
2006 Finalists, Group, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2006 Hobie Porter – New Work, Solo, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2006 Relationships Australia, Group, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
2005 Urgent Calm, Solo, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, Reflex-ions, Group , Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore


2006 Second, Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery & Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1997 Australia Day South Arm Citizen of the Year for Youth Award, Australia Council
1996 Community Printmakers Murwillumbah Student Encouragement Award, Murwillumbah
1995 Tweed Valley Art Prize Acquisitive, Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Valley Art Prize, Colin Thomas Popular Vote Award, Youth Week Art Award, Murwillumbah


2015 Pullin, R. ‘Unnatural History : The Tower Hill Project, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
2014 Huda, S. ‘Nature’s Redesign’, Exh. Cat., Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Porter, H. ‘Process’, Artist Profile, issue 28, Sydney
2014 Grishin, S. ‘Horizon: A Contemporary Perspective on the Australian Landscape & Environment’ Exh. Cat., Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Brewster, R. ‘Australian Artist a True Nature Lover’, Australian Auction Review https://www. australianauctionreview.com.au/australian-artist-true-nature-lover
2012 Gibson, P. Continnuum, Ex. Cat., Arthouse Gallery
2009 Muddiman, S. Dry Rain, Ex. Cat., Tweed River Art Gallery & Arthouse Gallery, Murwillumbah
2008 Wheeler, E. ‘Hobie Porter’, Tweed artifacts newsletter, Vol.9, No.2, June, Murwillumbah
2007 Kennedy, R. ‘Hobie Porter Exhibition-Exodus’, Art Interview, https://www.artinterview.com.au/event-articles/exodus-robbie-porter/
2006 ABC Television. ‘Painting Australia’, episode 4
2006 Anderson, J. ‘A Breath of Fresh Art’, Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast
2005 Abernethy, L. ‘Deconstructing Rapture’ Ex.Cat., Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah


2008-12 Teacher, Painting/Drawing/Photoshop, Murwillumbah Tafe
2004-05 Drawing Tutor, Southern Cross University, Lismore
2004 Visual Arts Teacher, Tweed River High School, Tweed Heads
2003 Visual Arts Teacher, Young and Powerful School, Lismore
2002-03 Visual Arts Teacher, Kadina High School, Lismore


Warrnambool Art Gallery, Mosman Art Gallery, Tweed Shire Council, Tweed River Art Gallery, Park Road Group , Bunderberg Regional Art Gallery

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