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                                                          Alex Hamilton

Upcoming 2024--

--As Part of Melbourne Art Week Group show Alex Hamilton Sean Hogan Andrew Gritscher, Opening Friday 23rd 5 - February 12 - April 27th 

Artists Talk series March and April.  Pleysier Perkins Exhibition Space St Kilda Naarm Melbourne.  

--2 person show @ Sydney Contemporary 2024

--Solo show @ MAGMA Gallery with Jacob Hoerner Galleries October 3 - 26th.  Collingwood Naarm Melbourne  




Things Like This Happen at Sea 11/11-26/11 Nyisztor Gallery Studio Palmyra Perth   

Faint Recollections We Lived There Jacob Hoerner Galleries November 

Sketches of Empty on the subject of screen culture 7/6-24/6  Five Walls Gallery.


The Empty Way Earth Gets Back On Its Feet  Febrary Patrick Heide Contemporary London 

The land will not run down to the sea. Opening 6-8pm Thursday March 3 2022 March 2 – 19 Jacob Hoerner Galleries

2020  I Built a Road Which Had No Purpose Jacob Hoerner Galleries  

Project Space Deakin University, Geelong, Australia (Postponed) (Solo)

2019 Melting and Migration: How to Make a Trumpet Out of Ice, drawing show, performance, film, residency, Testing Grounds, Southbank, Melbourne, May 2019.

2017 The Weird Wiles of Reprehensible’s Pensibles, solo drawing show at Pablo’s Birthday, New York, November & December.

Vacant Reading Material Memory, drawing show at Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Fremantle Dust: Questions of Usefulness for Art and Architecture, Edith Cowan University, August.     

2016 Vacant Geelong, Waterfront Gallery Geelong, June.  

2015 Volta New York, solo project with Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.  

2013 and I would see flowers through your eyes, drawings & book launch, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

2012 Under a White Sky, exhibition, book launch and performance, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

2009 Arches and Seizures, Ice trumpet performance and book launch, Kaleid editions Project Space, London.

2008 Empty and Invisible, Ice trumpet performance and drawing show Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

2007 In Space We Trust, T1+2 Artspace, London.

2005 If your head was closed off on all sides, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London. 

2003 Please do not forget your surface, T1+2 Artspace, London.

2001 Alex Hamilton - Recent Work, Succession Gallery, London.

1994 New Works (created during residency), Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria. 

The straight line, Ice trumpet performance Alpha Jetzt Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany. 

1993 Sixteen different landscapes, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic.

1991 Stuart Gertsmann Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.



                                                      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES


Unbecoming Alex Hamilton David Palliser, Julia Powles, Gareth Sansom, and Peter Westwood.

14/6-8/7 Jacob Hoerner Gallery

Hyphae a show of sound objects artists/musicians Five Walls gallery 15/3 - 1/4  

opening performances Friday 17th 6 - 9 

Spring 1883 Jacob Hoener Galleries    

Group Show at Patrick Heide London/Brussels

Summer 2023-2024 Jacob Hoener Galleries   

All Artists September Group show Jacob Hoener Galleries   

2022  Review+ 2022 Jacob Hoerner Galleries 17/11 - 17/12 

Drawing Now art fair 19-22,5 Paris, and  

artonpaperbrussels 5 - 9th October  with Patrick Heide contemporary


Global Conversations CRASSH Exhibition CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Cambridge University 16 August- 31 December 2021

EXPLORE’ Sydney Contemporary 2021 November 11-21 2021 

Between the Sheets: Artists’ Books exhibition Gallery East Gallery Central Perth WA

Spring 1883 art fair Jacob Hoerner Galleries


Timeout 6 July - 19 September Patrick Heide Contemporary Art London UK

Selected Works on Paper  Jacob Hoerner Galleries  

2019 Between the Sheets, Artists Book Exhibition, Gallery East, Perth, WA.

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Fin de la Décennie Jacob Hoerner Galleries November 


Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Pablo’s Birthday.

Drawing Now Paris, Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Art Basel, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.


Iconic Industry, exhibition and symposium, National Wool Museum, Geelong, VIC.

TEFAF Art Fair, Maastricht, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Drawing Now Paris, Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

A Stranger Comes to Town, Ten Korean and International Artists, Sejul Gallery, Seoul.


Once There Was There Wasn’t, NARS Foundation New York.

Miniature Immensities, G3Artspace Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Take Home a Nude, exhibition and auction, The New York Academy New York.

TEFAF Art Fair, Maastricht, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.


The Art World Demystified, Lives of the Most Excellent Artists, Curators, Architects, Critics and more, Interview, Yale University Radio WYBCX, hosted by Brainard Carey.

HEARSE, Alex Hamilton/David Palliser, Ice trumpet performance, Conduit Gallery Melbourne.

Material, Texture, Surface: Thoughts on Drawing, Inflection Journal Launch exhibition at Dulux Gallery, University of Melbourne. 

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art. 


Down to Zero: with Prunella Clough, David Connearn, Simùn Granell, Andrea Gregson, Bridget Riley, Dieter Roth and Piers Wardle, Curated by Michael Roberts Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London.

The John Ruskin Drawing Prize Shortlist Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK, partnering the major V&A exhibition, Recording Britain. 

Drawing Now Paris, Carreau du Temple Paris, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

Post-Terminal & Ex-Ultimate, our barely indistinguishable differences made empty Douglas Park & invited guests’ performance and film, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

shoom fwoosh swoosh” Bookwork and Film Performance with David Chesworth and David Palister, Conduit Gallery, Melbourne.





Paper Vernacular: Drawings and Constructions, House of the Nobleman, Cutlog Art Fair, New York 2013.

Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris, 2012.

Volta 7 Basel, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art 2011.

Drawing Now Paris Carrousel du Louvre, Paris 2011.

Lieder aus dem Morast / Songs of the Swamp, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, 

Vienna Austria 2011.


Eraserhead, Fruehsorge Gallery Berlin Germany, with Jonathan Callan, Jurgen von Duckerhoff, Alex Hamilton, Bertram Hasenauer, Christian Holstad, Hansjurg Schneider, Mark Sheinkman, John Sparagana, 2010.

KALEID editions New York Art Book Fair 2010.

Moving Still, Curated by Jonathan McLeod, Guillochon Gallery, London, 2010.

Constellations: A Large Number of Small Drawings, curated by Vanessa Gerrans, part of International Drawing Out Conference RMIT University Gallery Melbourne 2010.

Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris 2010.

PULSE New York 2010.

Please Don’t Let me be Misunderstood Save 10 Murray Street, Hobart Australia 2010.

Sound Sculpture Performance, under the auspices of Masato Takasaka, Sutton Gallery Melbourne 2010. 

The Grand Plasto-Books, Kaleid editions Project Space London curated by Deeqa Ismail 2009.

If you melted I would melt myself into you drawing show & ice trumpet performance, Alex Hamilton & Christian Holstad, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art 2009.

The Free Art Fair, London 2009.


Open Folds Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London 2008.

All Capital Letters, Deutsche Bank, London 2008.

Dead City St Pancras Crypt, London, Curated by Hugh Mendes 2008.

/seconds, Magazine Issue 2,59,11,13 online publication edited by Peter Lewis.

The Free Art Fair, London 2008. 

Aqua Miami, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art 2008.

Tribute to Malcolm Lowry: An Evening of Loss, by The Last Tuesday Society, Ice Trumpet performance, London 2007.


Aqua Miami Patrick Heide Contemporary Art 2007.

Zoo Art Fair T1+2artspace, London 2007.

Avatar of Sacred Discontent, touring exhibition curated by Flora Fairbairn and Wolfe Lenkiewicz, London 2007.

Obsession durch Technik Berlin, artMbassy Gallery with Andy Harper, Thomas Kilper, Dirk Krecker 2007. 

/seconds, Magazine Issue 5 2007.

Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper, 

curated by Flora Fairbairn and Sotiris Kyriacou London 2007.


Loss: an evening of exquisite misery, Ice trumpet performance, London 2006.

Art Forum Berlin, Patrick Heide Art Projects 2006.

Newspaper, a newspaper about artists who work with newspapers, Published by Eleanor Brown, touring exhibition London and Los Angeles 2006.

Table Top, exhibition with Beth Campbell, David Payton, Raymond Pettibon, Andy Warhol, Amy Wilson, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York 2006.

The End of Civilization, with J & D Chapman, Paul Fryer, Margarita Gluzberg, Rut Blees Luxemberg, curated by Nick Hackworth Wolfe Lenkiewicz and Lisa Samoto, Port Eliot Literature Festival UK and Zoo Art Fair London 2006.

Concrete, Sausage and other Team Ghosts, After The Butcher Gallery, Berlin 2006.

Water, Multimedia, Sartorial Gallery West London. 

/seconds. Magazine Issue 2 online publication edited by Derek Horton and 

Peter Lewis 2006. 

New Gothic, exhibition curated by Martin Sexton, Tate Britain, London 2006. 

Art Chicago Art Fair, T1+2artspace 2006.

Scope, New York Patrick Heide Art Projects 2006.

Ark, Zoo Art Fair t1+2artspace, curated Wolfe Lenkiewicz 2005.

Art News, incl. Martin Creed & Gillian Wearing, Raid Projects, Los Angeles 2005.

from our cold hands, VTO Gallery London, curated by Thomas Kilpper. 2005.

Artist’s Association of Autonomous Book Art and Magazines, Book Fair, 

Berlin, 2004.

Art News, incl. Martin Creed & Gillian Wearing, Three Colts Gallery, London 2004. 

The Patterns on the Plans and the Lack of Plan Plan, T1+2 Artspace, London 2004. 

Publish and be damned, Artist’s Publication Show, The Crypt, London 2004.




Mothers Oxford House, London, curated by Harry Pye 2003.

Swiss Light on the Tate, Ice trumpet performance Swiss Embassy, London 2002. 

Stoke Newington Festival Ice trumpet performance 2000. UK.

Pagemakers London Artist’s Book Fair 2000.

Exhibition & Ice trumpet performance, La Llama International Artist’s Workshop, Venezuela 2000.


Pagemakers Gracefield Arts Centre & touring exhibition, UK.

Exhibition & Ice trumpet performance, Braziers International Artist’s Workshop, Braziers, UK.

Super Nature, Studio A, Mike Marshal, Alex Hamilton, London. 

Lady’s Smoking Room Installation and group exhibition Saskia Olde Wolbers, Lee Meltzer, Alex Hamilton, curated by Alex Hamilton, Grand Midway Hotel, St. Pancras, London. 

Worth, St. Pancras Station, London.


A Matter of Making CSA Alumni exhibition, Canberra, Australia.

Fragile Objects touring exhibition, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA, De la Ville du Locle Winterthur, Switzerland & National Library of Australia, Canberra.

Washington Art Book Fair, Corcoran Gallery, DC, USA.

Ten Years of Graphic Investigation Canberra School of Art, Canberra Art School, Australia. 

Books and Boats State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

The City and Beyond La Trobe University Gallery, Melbourne and touring exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Cross.

Four Bodies Stuart Gertsmann Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Scitture: Pagine e Immagini National Library, Milan, Italy, curated by Gino Gini.


Records, videos, performances as trumpet player with bands including The Saints, Sunnyboys, Do Re Me, Deckchairs Overboard and Dynamic Hypnotics.





Femantle Council Moores Building Residency coinciding with "Enounters: Things like this happen at sea" Alex Hamilton and Paul Uhlmann  

2021 Finalist Kaaf art prize Sydney (winner announced December)

2020 Finalist in Lyn Mcrea Memorial Drawing Prize, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Paul Guest Prize for Contemporary drawing

2019  Melbourne Arts Council Short Term  Grant

2017 Winner, FID Drawing Prize.

2016 International Artist Studio Residency, NARS Foundation New York. 

2016 Development Grant, Australia Council.

2014 Shortlisted, John Ruskin Drawing Prize, UK.

2009 Runner-up, Marmite Drawing Prize UK.

2008 Runner-up, Marmite Drawing Prize, UK.

2000 VACB Travel Grant, Australia Council.

2000 La Llama International Artist Residency, Venezuela.

1999 Braziers International Artist’s Workshop, UK.

1994 Artist in Residence, Kunstlerhaus Salzburg, Austria.

1993 Artist in Residence, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

1992/93 VACB Project Grant, Australia Council. 

1992/93 Extraordinary Fellow in Residence, Akademie Vytvarnych Umeni, 

Prague, Czechoslavakia.





2023  Article by Andrew McIlroy Oct 23, 2023  "The longed-for revival of the Beatnik spirit and the art of Alexander Hamilton. 

 Art Guide Australia 19 October 2023  "Alex Hamilton creates landscape from the built environment".


2020 Timeout catalogue for group show Patrick Heide Contemporary Art

2017 What Should We Do? Guide New York, Expert Picks, December’s “must see” exhibition, Paddy Johnson, December on-line issue.

Iconic Industries, catalogue of the VacantGeelong, Deakin University, City of Greater Geelong.

Ten Years Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, gallery catalogue published by Patrick Heide Contemporary Art.

A Stranger Comes to Town, exhibition catalogue, Gallery Sejul, South Korea. 

Top Ten FID Grand Prize, catalogue 2017, texts on my work by Brett Littman, Magda Carneci and Philippe Rey. 

2015 Inflection 02 Journal of the Melbourne School of Design.

2009 Alex Hamilton Works, 2009 catalogue Patrick Heide Contemporary Art published by GlobalArtAffairs, Germany. 

2008 Book By Artists: Australian Artists Books by Alex Selenitsch, published by Parkes, A.C.T. National Gallery of Australia.

2006 The Gentle Art of Making Enemies by Andrew Colard, Lulu publications.

Tintin and the Secret of Literature, by Tom Mc McCarthy, Gratna Books. 

Celeste Art Prize, short list catalogue. 

2004 Contemporary Art Magazine, review by Melissa Gronlund of Art News.

Contemporary Art Magazine, review by Andy Weir of The Patterns on the Plans and the Lack of Plan Plan, T1+2 Show. 

2003 The Independent, 29th July 05, review by Sue Hubbard of Please do not forget your surface 

1989 The Age, review of Four Bodies exhibition by Elizabeth Cross.


National Gallery of Australia.

Art Gallery of South Australia.

Saatchi Collection, London, UK.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Tate Library, London, UK.

Baltimore Museum of Modern Art, USA.

Denver Museum of Modern Art, USA

The Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne.

Gino Gigi Archives, Milan. 

Judith Hoffberg Archives, California, USA. 

Paragon Press, Charles Booth-Clibbon, London.


Private Collections in Australia, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Russia, UK and USA.

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