'Hunter's art is not topographical. He is not so much interested in place as in experience of place. That said, the prolonged and repeated visits to particular areas mean the continuing fertility of these places for the artist's imaginative endeavours and a concomitant power of expressive force. Substitutions of place are the outcome of the artist's intellectual and creative processes. For Hunter a move signifies an inner call for new resources from which to extrapolate those elements which feed his expressive needs.'

'Hunter's palette is restricted to earth colours and the ubiquitous white. The drama of expression he achieves wthin this restricton speaks of the strength of his meditations on how to organize the layerings of his experience onto a canvas surface. The finished product is always visually dense and activated. The viewer is an actual witness to the artists processes, to the selection of motives, forms, colours, rhythms, and textures which gives limits to those chaotic forces which have shaped the artist and the natural phenomena which are his source.'

Peter Haynes, extracts from 'Philip Hunter,' Exhibition Catalogue, Nolan Gallery, Canberra August 1998

1958 Born at Donald, Australia
Solo exhibitions
2013 Geobloom, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Southern Oscillations, Block Projects, Melbourne

Philip Hunter: Traces of Rain, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
Between the lines, Philip Hunter Drawings, Latrobe University, Bundoora and Latrobe
University Gallery and Latrobe University Gallery, Bendigo�

2009 Between the Lines, Philip Hunter Drawings, Latrobe University Museum of Art Exhibition,
Stefans's Gallery 25, Mildura
2008 Philip Hunter: Lines in the Dirt, Tim Olsen Galleries, Sydney
2006 Philip Hunter: Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2005 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Phillip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane
2004 The Long Paddock, Melbourne Art Fair
Flatlands, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Plains, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2003 Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Wimmera: The work of Philip Hunter, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2001 The Plains, The Ian Potter of Art, The University of Melbourne, in conjunction
2000 Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1999 Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
1998 The Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, Canberra
Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Changing Landscapes New Prospects, Meridian Gallery, Melbourne
1992 The Territory 1st Hemisphere, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
The Garden Cycle, Macquarie Gallery, Sydney
1990 The Visit Cycle, City Gallery, Melbourne
1989 The Continent Cycle, City Gallery, Melbourne
1987 United Artists Gallery, Melbourne
Warrnambool Art Gallery,Vic.
1986-7 Arden Street, Melbourne
1984 Christine Abrahams Gallery (Axiom Gallery), Melbourne
1982 Axiom Gallery, Melbourne
Selected group exhibitions
2008 Contemporaneous: Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Victoria
1998 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Gallery.
The Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melb.
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
1996 The Sulman Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes: Regional Tour of Selected Works -
Regional Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery.
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
1994 Between the Paddock and the House, Philip Hunter and Greg Wain,
The Baillieu Myer Collection, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
1993 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhib.
1992 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhib.
1991 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhib.
Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan
Transitional Times: the Approaching Fin de Siecle, Victorian Print Workshop,
1990 Recent Acquisitions 1986 - 1990, National Gallery of Victoria, Melb.
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Exhibition Building, Melb.
1989 6 x 3 and Paul Grabowsky Performance, (Spiral Scratch Records), City
1988 Moet & Chandon Touring Exhib.
A New Generation, Philip Morris Collection, Australian National Gallery
Directors' Choice Exhibition, Storey Hall, RMIT Gallery, Melb.
1987 Artists in the Field, Darwin Natural History and Fine Arts Museum, Darwin
Koongarra: Philip Hunter and Ian Friend, National Australia Bank, Collins
1986 Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Fears and Scruples, The University of Melbourne Gallery
1984 The Australians, C.D.S. Gallery, New York
1983 Australian Perspecta, The Art Gallery of New South Wales
1982 Young Melbourne Painters, Monash University Gallery, Melb.
Ansett Art Award, Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
Awards and Commissions
1998 Deutsche Bank 1996 - 99 Australian Postgraduate Research Award
1994-95 Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship
1992 Print Council, Visual Arts Board Grant
1984 Australia Council, Visual Arts Board Grant
1982 Ansett Art Award
Selected Collections
Australian National Gallery , Canberra
Monash University, Victoria
Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, Victoria
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
The Baillieu Myer Collection, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Victoria
Shell Australia Collection
Deutsche Bank
City of Banyule Art Collection
Tamworth City Art Gallery, N.S.W
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Customs House Gallery, Victoria
Canson Australia Pty. Ltd., Victoria
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania
Deakin University, Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Victorian College of the Arts, Victoria
Macquarie Bank
Selected Bibliography
Peter Craven, 'Return to the landscape', The Australian, 20 May 2008, pp14-15.
Jo Litson, 'Hunter's gathering value', Sunday Telegraph, 18 May 2008, p36.
Ashley Crawford, Wimmera: The Work of Philip Hunter, edited by Peter Craven with an introduction by Gerald Murnane, Thames and Hudson, 2002
Sasha Grishin, Play with Perspective, The Canberra Times, 28th September, 1998
Peter Haynes, exhib. cat., Philip Hunter, The Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, A.C.T., August, 1998
Susan Dewar, China: Dream On, Art and Asia Pacific, Vol.2/No.2, 1995
Alex Selenitsch, Atmosphere and Virus, exhib. cat., Meridian Gallery, July, 1995
Alex Selenitsch, The Middle Distance, Asian Art News, Vol.5/No.5, Sept/October, 1995
Robert Lindsay, The Baillieu Myer Collection of the 80s, 1994
Meridian Gallery at Song He Tang, exhib. cat., Beijing, November, 1994
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, exhib. cat., 1993
Jenepher Duncan, Tedd Gott, John Gregory, Peter King, Philip Hunter: The Territory: 1st Hemisphere, exhib. cat., Monash University Gallery, July, 1992
Marylou Jelbart, ABC Radio National (interview), 2 April, 1992
ABC Television, Philip Hunter: Oils on the Landscape, Review, July, 1992
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, exhib. cat., 1992
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, exhib. cat., 1991
Tokyo Art Expo�1, exhib. cat., 1991
Di Waites, Imprint Magazine, Bullarto Press, Vol.26/No.3, Spring, 1991
Averil Vestris, New Age Colours, Victoria College Magazine, No. 7, May 1990
Charles Green, Philip Hunter City Gallery, Artforum International, Vol.29/ No., 1990
Gary Catalano, A Shared Ambivalence, The Age, 20 December, 1989
Charles Green, Backlash, Tension 19, December, 1989
Ronald Millar, A Romantic Spirit in Search of Home, The Herald, 19 Dec, 1989
Louise Bellamy, Private World of Colour and Grace, The Age, 12 December, 1989
Jenny Zimmer, A Magical Hunter, The Herald, 10 December, 1989
Gary Catalano, The Age, 5 January, 1988
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, exhib. cat., 1988
David Hansen, Philip Hunter: Here and There, Now and Then, exhib. cat., Warrnambool Art Gallery, 1987
Ronald Millar, Brown View of Kakadu, The Herald, 30 June, 1987
Gary Catalano, Hunter's Kakadu Scenes Belong to Inward World, TheAge, 24 June 1987
Naomi Cass, Fears and Scruples, exhib. cat., The University of Melbourne, 1986
Gary Catalano, Images of Tower Hill, The Age, 24 June, 1987
Geoff Lowe, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, exhib.cat., 200 Gertrude St, 1986
ABC Television, State of the Arts, (interview), September ,1986