Curriculum Vitae


  • Fine art valuer and advisor
  • Approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
  • Member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia
  • Approved Service Provider for the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association
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We would like to introduce you to David Hulme, Auctionata expert in Australian Painting & Works on Paper.

David Hulme has been passionate about art since he purchased his first painting at a local art show when just ten years old. Today, he collects contemporary Australian art and Mexican art both by and inspired by José Guadalupe Posada.

In his practice at Banziger Hulme Fine Art, he is passionate about finding and building the value for his clients' art, be it for insurance, market or with a view to selling or buying. Valuation clients range from private art collectors to companies and public institutions such as the Manly Art Gallery and Museum which holds over 1,000 works of art.

Since 2003, David Hulme has repatriated numerous important paintings to Australia from the United States and Europe. These include a 'lost' portrait of American painter William Dodge MacKnight done by John Peter Russell, whose friend Vincent Van Gogh commented upon favorably in a letter now held by the Guggenheim Museum. Hulme also repatriated a work by John Perceval from Spain. The expert discovered one of Rah Fizelle's most glorious paintings, which later sold at auction for the then record price of 93,000 AUD. Acting as buyer's agent, David Hulme recently purchased the iconic painting 'The Mountain Cottage' by Frederick McCubbin.

Curating art exhibitions is another of Hulme's great loves. Most recently, he created an exhibition on the early works of Australian Impressionist painter James R. Jackson for a leading cultural institution. 

As an avid follower of the Australian art market, David Hulme's opinion is sought after by the media, in particular by the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Melbourne Age, The Australian, The Sun Herald and ABC Radio National. He also writes regularly for the Australian Art Sales Digest.

David Hulme lives and works in Sydney.