Hobie Porter is a contemporary landscape painter focused on place and environment. He lives & works in the Tweed Valley, North-Eastern NSW. His most recent exhibition, Unnatural History: The Tower Hill Project (2016) Warrnambool Art Gallery highlighted the problems of restoring Tower Hill to its pre-colonial splendor. His work has been selected for recent survey exhibitions, including Assemble | Disassemble (2015) Caboolture Regional Gallery and The New Arcadia (2011) Lismore Regional Gallery, among others. He is currently producing work about North Head’s significant natural history, to be exhibited at Manly Art Gallery & Museum in December 2017.

Hobie has been shortlisted for the 2014 John Leslie Landscape Art Prize. In 2013, he was a finalist in the Colville-LLoyd Rees Landscape prize (Colville Gallery, Hobart), the Mosman Art Prize (Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney) and the Paddington Art Prize (Mary Place Gallery, Sydney). In 2012, He was awarded Highly Commended in the Essential Energy Countryscapes Art Prize (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery).

Hobie is a Henry Lawson Scholarship recipient, holding a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) with Honours (Contemporary Art) and a Graduate Diploma of Education. Hobie has been exhibiting regularly since 2004 and teaches painting at the North Coast Institute of TAFE. Hobie is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney. 



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


1996Vice Chancellor’s travel grant, America
1994Henry Lawson $10 000 Tertiary study scholarship


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


2011Highly Commended, Countryscapes Art Prize, Bathurst
2006Second, Border Art Prize, Tweed River Art Gallery & Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1997Australia Day South Arm Citizen of the Year for Youth Award, Australia Council
1996Community Printmakers Murwillumbah Student Encouragement Award, Murwillumbah
1995Tweed Valley Art Prize Acquisitive, Tweed Shire Council, Tweed Valley Art Prize, Colin Thomas Popular Vote Award, Youth Week Art Award, Murwillumbah


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


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