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David Hoyt was born in Tasmania / Lutruwita in 1983. He grew up in Lapoinya, on a bush block bordering the pristine takayna  / Tarkine wilderness in remote Northwest Tasmania. In 2004 he moved to Melbourne / Naarm, Victoria where he commenced his art studies. He completed a Diploma of art in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art: Painting) at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2010.

David is a landscape artist and has a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world. His work is primarily about connection to place and centres in and around places he has lived for significant amounts of time. 

David has lived with his artist wife and three children in Penshurst, Victoria since 2014.

C. V.


(b. 1983, Tasmania / Lutruwita, Australia)


RMIT, Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art): Painting, 2010.

NMIT, Melbourne, Diploma of Art: Illustration, 2008.


NMIT, Melbourne, Certificate IV: Design, 2006.



Selected Exhibitions & Awards:


2022 Winner Best in Show, Hamilton Rotary Art Show, Hamilton, Vic. 


2022 Winner Best Landscape Award, Portland Art Show, Portland, Vic. 

2021 Winner Best in Show, Glenthompson Art Show, Memorial Hall, Glenthompson, Vic.


2020 Finalist The Heysen Prize for Landscape, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, S.A.


2020 Finalist John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Vic.


2019 Finalist Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach, NSW.

2019 Finalist Wyndham Art Prize, Werribee, Vic.


2018 Winner John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize. Penola, S.A.


2017  Runner Up Major Prize: Body of Work. The Graeme Hildebrand Foundation Art Prize, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North, Vic.


2013  Finalist Belle-Arti Art Prize, Chapman Bailey Gallery, Abbotsford, Vic.


2011   Finalist BSG, exhibition and prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic.


2011   Finalist Darebin Art Show, Bundoora Homestead, Bundoora, Vic.


2010  RMIT Graduate Exhibition, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.


2010  Finalist St Michael’s Archangel Prize, St Michael's Grammar, St. Kilda, Vic.


2009 Alternative Nation: Young Art from Estonia, Curated by Maria Juur and Dr. Phil Edwards, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia.


2008 Illustre, Chapel Galleries, Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, Vic.






Wattle Range Council collection, Penola and Coonawarra National Trust. SA.


Wynyard H.S. TAS.


Works held in private collections within Australia.

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